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Vincent Kartheiser: I'm A Lucky, White American

Vincent Kartheiser

First Posted: 10/21/11 01:51 PM ET Updated: 12/21/11 05:12 AM ET

Unlike some of Hollywood's put-upon celebs, Vincent Kartheiser is well aware of his good fortune.

Most famous for his role as the stuck up Pete Campbell on "Mad Men," Kartheiser also features in the upcoming Justin Timberlake sci-fi actioner, "In Time," in which he plays Amanda Seyfried's evil rich father, and as he told The Hollywood Reporter, it isn't hard to get into the mindset of a well-off character. All he has to do is look in the mirror.

"It's pretty easy. I'm a white America," Kartheiser said. "We're all kind of born with a silver spoon in our mouth. We're all much luckier than people born in Bolivia or West Africa."

The 32-year old actor has made this point before, bringing up the history of the western hemisphere to make his point.

"I'm the luckiest guy in the world. I would love it if you would put this in your magazine," he told Vulture (of NY Magazine) last October. "I realize that my career is 99 percent luck, if not 99.9 percent luck. The fact that I'm born in America, and America has control over all these other colonies, and enslaved all these other countries -- I mean, there are so many things that have happened in my life that make me so lucky."

Kartheiser also spoke about the stories that sprang up about his not having a car for environmental reasons; all that and more over at The Hollywood Reporter.

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Filed by Jordan Zakarin  |