One evening, Léonard was getting drunk in his apartment with a fellow hairdresser when Marie Antoinette’s valet unexpectedly knocked on the door.
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Buried within an obscure silent film that hit movie theaters more than 100 years ago is a brilliant performance by Hollywood’s first Asian movie star. He was nominated for an Oscar, he was one of the highest-paid actors of his time, he was world famous—and you’ve never heard of him.