Despite his success, Bruce Lee faced his share of racism in Hollywood, hence his decision to focus on Asian productions. Here he is pictured in Golden Harvest’s studios. Photo: SCMP

Bruce Lee: how his Chinese race counted against him in Hollywood with its history of negative Asian stereotypes in films

The American film industry had long been racist. Lee thought he could change that, but studio bosses doubted US audiences would accept a non-American hero. The worldwide success of Enter the Dragon came too late

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Despite his success, Bruce Lee faced his share of racism in Hollywood, hence his decision to focus on Asian productions. Here he is pictured in Golden Harvest’s studios. Photo: SCMP
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