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Cast and Characters II

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Task 1: Why did the director choose the characters of a police officer, a car thief, a television director, a locksmith, etc. for his story?

Task 2: Try to give a reason why celebrities like Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Ryan Phillippe, and many more were chosen for this film.

Actor/Actress - Character

Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges: Anthony - car thief, African-American

Sandra Bullock: Jean Cabot - housewife, Rick Cabot's wife, Caucasian/white

Brendan Fraser: Rick Cabot - District Attorney, Jean Cabot's husband, Caucasian/white

Shaun Toub:  Farhad - shop owner, Persian

Ryan Phillippe: Thommy Hanson - police officer, Caucasian/white

Michael Pena: Daniel Ruiz - locksmith, Hispanic

Matt Dillon: John Ryan - police officer, Caucasian/white

Terrence Howard: Cameron Thayer - television director, African-American

Thandie Newton: Christine Thayer - Cameron Thayer's wife, African-American

Don Cheadle: Graham Waters - police detective, Peter Waters' brother, African-American

Larenz Tate: Peter Waters - car thief, Graham Waters' brother, African-American

Illustrations: © COLOUR RHAPSODY, Irene Themann