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Jonathan Kos-Read is a white American who makes his living acting in Chinese cinema and hitting the talk show circuit. Article from the LA Times.
“It struck me how cool it would be to be that guy who speaks fluent Chinese, to be that cool guy. That was still rare enough then as to be almost nonexistent,” he said. “I thought, ‘Hey, I could go to China and be awesome — to be the guy who goes to the weird foreign country and integrates himself into the culture and gets it.'”