I'm not anti-Hollywood, but I do think it sometimes has a problem with knowing how to use established actors from other countries - not always, but sometimes. My personal Exhibit B is Gerard Butler, whose role in Dear Frankie demonstrates he has far more acting chops than his American films have given him the chance to show. (Exhibit A is any martial arts movie star from Asia.)
Frankie (Jack McElhone), a deaf nine-year-old, has just moved to Greenock, Scotland, with his mother Lizzie (Emily Mortimer) and grandmother Nell (Mary Riggans). Frankie thinks his father Davey is a sailor on a boat called the Accra, and frequently writes and receives letters from him. The truth, which Lizzie is afraid to reveal to Frankie, is that Frankie's father Davey was violently abusive, and Frankie lost his hearing on one of the occasions Davey beat him. (Frankie's too young to remember this). It's actually Lizzie writing the letters to Frankie, pretending they're from his father, something Nell frequently takes her to task for. However, Lizzie justifies the deception on the grounds that the truth would hurt Frankie too much, and she's come to cherish Frankie's letters as being the only way she can "hear" her son's voice.