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Amerikan Hero Flips Sterotype of Middle Eastern Characters

Jimmy Vestvood, an independent Hollywood movie featuring the Iranian American comedian Maz Jobrani, is about an Iranian who wins a green card lottery ticket and moves to the United States, where he becomes an “Amerikan Hero.” Jobrani hopes a film that inverts some of Hollywood's stereotypes about Middle Eastern characters will connect with American audiences. "We wanted to do a movie where the guy who saves the day in the end of the movie is of Middle Eastern descent,"...

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