Hollywood 'wiggers'

A brief pictorial (or in the case of Marky Mark, pectoral) history of 'wiggers' on film

Don't kill the messenger. I no sooner coined the term "wigger" than D.W. Griffith invented racism for The Birth of a Nation.

Urban Dictionary defines wigger as, "A male caucasion (SIC), usually born and raised in the suburbs that displays a strong desire to emulate African American Hip Hop culture and style through 'bling' fashion and generally accepted 'thug life' guiding principles."

I could probably, in the name of political correctness, get away with referring to the following actors as wegroes, or would that be taking a giant step in the wrong direction?

The latest entrant in Hollywood's wigger sweepstakes is James Franco, whose "Alien" in Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers has garnered nothing but glowing reviews.

He's not the first white boy to assume the role. What follows is a veritable wigger wonderland. Grillz are optional.

10) Bob Hope as B.A. Baracus in Bob Hope Buys NBC (1985):

9) Mark Wahlberg:

8) Adrien Brody as Psycho Ed in High School (2010):

7) Justin Timberlake as Frankie Ballenbacher in Alpha Dog (2006):

6) Sacha Baron Cohen as Ali G in Ali G Indahouse (2002):

5) Seth Green as Kenny Fisher in Can't Hardly Wait (1998):

4) Wigger wunderkind Vanilla Ice as 'Himself' in Cool as Ice (1991):

3) Michael Rapaport as Thomas Dunwitty in Bamboozled (2000):

2) Architect of the 'Wig Party,' Al Jolson:

1) Gary Oldman as Drexl Spivey in True Romance (1993):

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I understand you love Bob Hope, but he really doesn't deserve to be on this list. He's merely doing a Mr. T impression. Nothing about that is wiggeresque. Mr. T did a tough guy act, which wasn't black or white. Certainly he was the first African American to sport a Mohawk as well. Instead, I want to nominate Ed Norton for his role in the movie with Robert De Niro. He plays a prisoner, and De Niro is a prison guard who sleeps with his wife. Can't remember the name of the picture, but it wasn't half bad.

Richard Pryor sported a Mohawk in "The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings" back in 1976 when Mr. T was a Chicago bouncer.


by Colonna

He looks more like Yul Brynner in "The 10 Commandments."

"Stone," and you're right in saying that both Norton and the movie aren't half bad. It skipped my mind.

And it was Mr. T doing a Bob Hope impersonation!

According to the definitions I've read, the term applies only to men. Any suggestions?

I forgot about Giovanni Ribisi in "Contraband," so if you've given up on Hope, Mr. Wolf, here's #10.

I'll take that one! Although...Ribisi in that was harder to understand than any person of any race I've ever heard speak (aside from Charles Barkley)

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