Asian Role: Genghis Khan
Non-Asian Performer: John Wayne
Release Date: 1956

Well… maybe there’s one movie that no one, white or Asian, would want to star in. The Conqueror, featuring John Wayne as Genghis Khan, is considered to be one of the worst films ever made. John Wayne doesn’t really act—in every one of his films, he plays a swaggering version of himself. So that’s really awkward when he’s playing an 11th century Mongolian warrior.