The Times Are a-Changin’
In 2018, I watched Crazy Rich Asians, a movie that was unlike any I had seen before as it featured a predominantly Asian cast, something I had never seen in a major film.
In 2020, I witnessed the South Korean movie, Parasite, become the first non-English film to win an Oscar for Best Picture.
In 2021, I watched the first Asian Marvel Super Hero, Shang Chi, played by an actor that grew up in the suburb next to mine.
Today, Everything Everywhere All at Once, a movie with a predominantly Asian cast, swept the Oscars.
I remember before Crazy Rich Asians came out, there was doubt whether a predominately Asian cast can produce a blockbuster hit. Well, as Bob Dylan said, the times are a-changin’. Asians in Hollywood are here to stay.