Warner Oland stars, in yellow face, as the eponymous protagonist Charlie Chan in "Charlie Chan carries on". Chang was intended to be a benevolent Asian character in contrast to the racist depiction of Asians as conniving villains at the time. However, the cariacature re-enforced stereotypes of Asians as subservient in nature.
Katherine Hepburn stars, in yellow face, as Chinese protagonist Jade in "Dragon Seed"
Marlon Brando stars, in yellow face, as Japanese man Sakini in "Teahouse of the August Moon"
Mickey Rooney plays I.Y Yunioshi in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". Arguably one of the most infamous examples of blatant racism in American cinema.
Laurence Olivier in blackface as the eponymous protagonist Othello in "Othello".
Caucasian actor Joel Grey in yellow face as a Korean martial arts master in "Remo-Williams: an Adventure Begins".
British actor Alfred Molina (who is of Italian and Spanish descent) plays an Iranian physicist and abusive husband in "Not Without My Daughter".
Liam Neeson as Arab villain Ra's al Ghul in "Batman Begins". The name translates to "the demon's head" in arabic.
Kevin Spacy and a majority white cast play real life Jeff Ma and other Asian MIT students in "Twenty One".
M. Night. Shamalan employed a majority white cast to play characters that were heavily implied to be East Asian and Inuit in the original animated series. Noah Ringer was cast as Aang, the air-bending, martial arts practicing, monk protagonist.
Sean Faris plays Kyo Kusanagi in the hollywood adaptation of Street Fighters, a Japanese video game franchise.
Ghost in the Shell is the 2017 Hollywood remake of a Japanese cult classic. The American remake features Scarlet Johanssen as the protagonist Motoko Kusanagi. There were reports the studio did CGI tests to make Johanssen's features appear more Asain.