Toub is getting lots of offers based on his performance but he admits he has to weigh the parts with good cultural representation.
The actor, who is a Persian Jew, has been in show business 18 years, and the timing is good for actors who can play the roles of Muslim terrorists in action movies because theyve replaced the Russians as stock movie villains.
However, Toub doesnt want to take those roles because hes also getting a chance to play heroes, such as in the upcoming ABC miniseries, 9/11, which debuts in May. In his words, I cant take myself as a villain if its not a good cultural representation.
But Toub doesnt mind being a bad guy under the right circumstances. Crash director Paul Haggis is currently working on the next James Bond flick, Casino Royale, and Toub plans to lobby him for a part as a villain.
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