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In this clip, actor Fred "The Hammer" Williamson criticizes Hollywood, suggesting there's limited diversity among African-American stars and blaming studios for typecasting. He argues that blockbusters often feature only one black lead among a predominantly white cast. Williamson questions the status quo and highlights the scarcity of opportunities for black actors beyond a select few, such as Samuel L. Jackson and Denzel Washington. He adds that often, these actors do not resonate with audiences from black communities. Williamson claims that these prominent black actors are not solely responsible for their film's profits and believes the inflated production budgets often cause these films to lose money. He states that Hollywood needs more diverse representations of black characters, beyond stereotypical roles, to truly reflect and resonate with all audiences.