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A Pioneer in Hollywood: Being Muslim and not playing the terrorist

Faran Tahir

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This is a life story about how Faran Tahir, a well known Hollywood actor from Iron Man, Star Trek, Jinn and other notable films was inspired to become a Hollywood actor, and shatter stereotypes in the process.  The story takes one through his upbringing, an in to early and current years in Hollywood.  Although he was always surrounded by the arts, he was never free from negative stereotypes and racial discrimination throughout his life–and this story demonstrates how he not only overcame these obstacles but applied it to a positive, forward thinking view of acting.



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