Did You Know?
Despite the fact that Michael Jackson was African American (albeit one whose skin condition and makeup regimen sometimes made his skin appear lighter as an adult than it had as a child), Joseph Fiennes, the actor cast to play him in this movie, is a white man. In a 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Jackson objected strongly to the idea of a white actor portraying him in a movie: "Why would I want a white [actor] to play me? I'm a black American. I'm proud to be a black American. I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am." See more