“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
- Bruce Lee
Bruce is widely beloved now, but remember, folks, that this was the man whom Hollywood considered incapable of carrying a “leading man” role, much to his frustration. The Kung Fu television series was stolen from him and recast with a white man as lead, and Bruce was forced to wear a mask and act as a servant in The Green Hornet. Lee was only able to do his own thing by producing movies in China. Even today, I don’t think Bruce would be given a chance in Hollywood as leading man, because I still don’t really see East Asian leading men on TV or at the theater.
Bruce also decided to return to Hong Kong to act because he realized that he would never be able to get serious acting roles in America due to the kind of racism and Orientalism he had to deal with.
not helpful at all but GOD DAMN! who wouldn’t consider this guy for a leading man?
(Source: johnnybravo20, via stopwhitewashing)