Portrayed by: Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck gave one of the greatest performances of his career as CIA agent Tony Mendez, but it’s still worth mentioning that Affleck is clearly not of Hispanic descent while the real-life Mendez clearly is. While Mendez has spoken out in interviews about the casting and said that he doesn’t even consider himself Hispanic—“I don’t think of myself as a Hispanic. I think of myself as a person who grew up in the desert”—this is another case of a white actor headlining a major film as a character who is of an ethnicity that has a lack of non-stereotypical roles available to them. 

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