Did these actors hurt or help their careers by playing slaves?
Actors Who Portrayed Slaves
Jamie Foxx is getting a lot of mixed reaction for his upcoming portrayal of Django - a slave on a quest for revenge and his wife. Some have even said that portraying a slave is a step back for Foxx, who already has an Oscar under his belt. Maybe that's why Will Smith opted not to take the role.
But is it so bad? Here are some other actors who portrayed slaves. Did it hurt their careers?