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Race row erupts over casting of Angelina Jolie as Cleopatra
dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 17, 2010 | Sophie Forbes

Posted on 06/17/2010 8:16:48 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

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To: MetaThought
The judgment of his two eyes? There are statues and such still around.

She was not a classical beauty but she apparently had major SA and a very vivid personality.

61 posted on 06/17/2010 8:39:57 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (there are huge chunks of time...at night...where I'm just asleep...for hours...it's ridiculous....)
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To: Dallas59
1,800-year-old Egyptian Portrait

Holy Crap - She was Vulcan!

62 posted on 06/17/2010 8:41:08 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Dallas59

Separated at birth? I don't believe it.

Cheers!

63 posted on 06/17/2010 8:42:50 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: MrEdd
"On the other hand, she wasn’t pretty either. Let’s keep some myths."

Well, she had that something that all men want, apparently.

64 posted on 06/17/2010 8:43:54 PM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: Clock King
Cleopatra wasn’t black.

neither was Yul Brynner.

65 posted on 06/17/2010 8:45:01 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Clock King
Cleopatra wasn’t black.

Neither was James West. Didn't stop them from casting Will Smith as the lead in Wild, Wild West.

66 posted on 06/17/2010 8:46:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: All

So I am not sure what Cleopatra’s race was, but while searching I found out Carol Channing’s father was black. That kind of blew me away!


67 posted on 06/17/2010 8:48:03 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf aInd dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Charles Henrickson; Jack Hydrazine

I always loved Cleo Jones, but never could “get” Christy Love.


68 posted on 06/17/2010 8:48:33 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

They look like white girls to me.


69 posted on 06/17/2010 8:48:41 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: steve8714

Macedonian actually. Light haired and fair skinned in their original environment.


70 posted on 06/17/2010 8:49:07 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I thought Cleopatra was fair skinned, most likely with hazel eyes and light brown or blond hair, like the Athenian Greeks of the day. There was a wide variation in skin tone throughout the Greek Empire, ranging from the very fair-skinned Athenians to bronze-skinned northern Africans. Although the slaves in Egypt may have been darker skinned, not many were “black”, i.e. Nubian, Khoikhoi, or San. The Ptolemaic ruling class was Greek in origin.


71 posted on 06/17/2010 8:49:19 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: autumnraine

Carly Simon’s grandmother as well.


72 posted on 06/17/2010 8:52:11 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: MattinNJ

“If he was right about that, maybe he was right about Obama...naaahhh, couldn’t be.””

SNORT!!!

I see that look flicker in my daughter’s eyes.
Then she rolls them and declares she is becoming “apolitical”.

HAH!

I just tell her she’s on the road to becoming her mom. Slowly but surely. (evil chuckle)


73 posted on 06/17/2010 8:53:47 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Make no mistake you white racist crackers....Photobucket
74 posted on 06/17/2010 8:54:29 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
She also has 3 other children with partner, Brad Pitt. Maddox, 8, Pax, 6, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 2.

Hmm. Maddox, Pax, Knox, Vivienne... that's four children, not three.

75 posted on 06/17/2010 8:54:39 PM PDT by Not A Snowbird (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
Hmm...there are a lot of talented black actresses out there, but I don't think any of them can pull off the personality of Cleopatra as well as Angelina Jolie can...Jolie just has that something. That Cleopatra-esque "essence" if you will. It also helps that she has that global-minded leadership quality in real life.

She oozes sensuality and sexuality. That's what's needed for the role. It's what Elizabeth Taylor had, it's what Angelina has.

I think it's a great pick...

76 posted on 06/17/2010 8:57:26 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: Scotswife
Amazing, isn't it? You mention how Reagan was made of awesome and tell them tales of how Reagan, Thatcher, the Pope, and Walesa brought down the Iron Curtain--and they look at you "Wait. Didn't Gorbachev magnanimously dismantle communism by himself?"

I just shake my head sometimes and go back to being the "old guy" and wonder when that happened.

77 posted on 06/17/2010 8:58:30 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Iron Man 2-a great conservative movie.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
PRECIOUS....
78 posted on 06/17/2010 8:58:51 PM PDT by traumer
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"the role should of been played by"

Ugh! One of my pet peeves! This is written by a journalist?
It should HAVE said: "the role should HAVE been played by..."

You would think a paid journalist would know simple grammar!! And English isn't even MY first language!
79 posted on 06/17/2010 8:58:54 PM PDT by mom3boys (I am an Arizonan. Thanks for supporting us!)
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To: PugetSoundSoldier
Monica Bellucci as Cleopatra in "Asterix: Mission Cleopatra" was incredible. She would blow Jolie out of the water if they were to go toe-to-toe. Or is that sandal-to-sandal?
80 posted on 06/17/2010 9:01:48 PM PDT by Othniel (Meddlng in human affairs for 1/20th of a millennium.......)
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