I've been watching the movies in the AFI Top 100 and one of them was the Manchurian Candidate. A character in the movie is a Korean servant. He's off on vacation over Christmas and the two people he works with have this conversation:
Man 1: (talking about why the servant didn't want to take the vacation) That's probably because he's a Buddhist and he doesn't celebrate Christmas.
Man 2: I don't think that Chunjin is a Buddhist. He smiles all the time.
Man 1: Oh, what a shame. I thought he was a Buddhist, or I would have sent him a Christmas card.
Isn't that odd, that they assume Buddhists never smile? When I think of Buddhists I think of them smiling! Where do these stereotypes come from?