So far John Leguizamo hasn't answered why his role of Chi-Chi Rodriguez in To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything!...Julie Newmar wasn't played by an actual cross dresser or trans person. He also played Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rogue!, despite being neither French nor a midget. He also played an Italian in 1993's Super Mario Bros..