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Jeremy Irons on his role in Race, and the problems of diversity in film

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Movie still of the feature film Race, starring Stephan James (left) and Jeremy Irons (right)

The biopic of Jesse Owens, Race, opened over the weekend.

Last week A Martinez interviewed Stephan James who portrays Owens, who broke Olympic records and defied the ideals of Adolph Hitler.

While James is a relative newcomer to big box office films, Jeremy Irons is a legend among actors.

Irons plays Avery Brundage, the head of what was essentially the US Olympic committee at the time who pushed for the games to be in Berlin in 1936. 

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