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The Night Of Star Riz Ahmed Details Being 'Typecast as a Terrorist,' Detained at Airports in Powerful Essay

The Night Of Star Riz Ahmed Details Being 'Typecast as a Terrorist,' Detained at Airports in Powerful Essay

Originally posted 09/15/2016 04:00PM

Riz Ahmed was the star of this summer's HBO mega hit The Night Of, and he'll soon join the Star Wars universe in Rogue One, but the path to Hollywood success has not been easy. In fact, the actor says, he's spent much of his career – and life – pigeonholed into a narrow set of roles based on his Pakistani ethnicity.

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PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes with Kate Hudson, Ben Affleck & More in Toronto! | Kate Hudson

Tom Hanks, Kate Hudson, Ben Affleck & More Stars in Fun Photo Shoots at the Toronto Film Festival

Originally posted 09/24/2012 04:15PM

While the Toronto International Film Festival may be over, PEOPLE went behind the scenes to capture some of the world's biggest stars.

Ben Affleck – who was promoting his spy thriller Argo (Affeck directed and stars) told his costars, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin to "look mean" while they playfully tossed popcorn in the air during their photo shoot.

"I've never had so much fun whoring myself out for a movie," Goodman joked at the Shangri-La Hotel.

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