All four Oscars for best acting went to non-Americans. Is Hollywood's cultural hegemony finally breaking up? Or are we Hollywoodizing foreign talents like Javier Bardem and Marion Cotillard?

Editor's Note: The Ridley Scott movie 'Body of Lies,' starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe, is based on David Ignatius's latest novel, and is due to be released this fall.

Posted by David Ignatius on March 2, 2008 2:51 PM


Michael Young is the Opinion Editor and a columnist for Lebanon’s The Daily Star newspaper. He is also a contributing editor and contributor at Reason magazine, where he writes bi-weely articles.

Hollywood's Foreign Gleam

Of course there will be Europeans who complain that American cultural hegemony is emptying the old continent of its talent. But that’s missing the point that cultural figures, like anybody else, pursue opportunity.

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Mar 3, 2008 at 10:17 AM
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