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Bratt: 'Latinos are overlooked in film'

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Apr 07, 2010 | 5:00am EDT

The California-born actor has Latin roots through his Peruvian mother, who moved to the U.S. as a teenager.

But Bratt is adamant his South American looks have hindered his movie career - as film chiefs think Latino actors are often too "exotic" for lead roles.

He tells the New York Daily News, "What I'm troubled by is, you cannot name a brown-skinned Latino male who can get a film green-lit. There isn't one. Why not? It still seems we are treated like an exotic other."

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