From the era of a less racially inclusive Hollywood to the present day, there have been many instances of one race filling in a role that is meant to represent another. Sometimes the result is flawless, like Sir Ben Kingsley's Oscar-winning portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi, but most times the performance is a squirm-inducing, head-scratcher.

The Wachowski siblings' epic Cloud Atlas is currently impacting theaters, and the film features regular Wachowski player Hugo Weaving doing his best Asian portrayal for a portion. It's the perfect reflect on some performances that were less successful in bridging the racial divide. Read on for The 10 Most Uncomfortable Performances by Actors Playing a Different Race.

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Written by Frazier Tharpe (@The_SummerMan)