Halle Berry has launched a savage attack on Hollywood - saying the film industry is full of racists. As a black actress, the beautiful star says she struggles to find work and is now being forced to make and star in her own films to survive. The screen beauty - whose string of lead roles in major movies includes 'Catwoman' and 'Monster's Ball' - says she has resorted to buying the rights of books to develop into films and has four such projects in development. She confessed: "I've been called a nigger straight to my face. but there's also much more subtle insidious ways that racism occurs here in Hollywood. "I don't care what anyone says - they may think it doesn't exist but it's usually those who aren't black. The struggle for a woman of colour to find good material is still very present, and it's a struggle I fight every day. " The 38-year-old star condemned the world's greatest film producers and directors ahead of today's (25.01.05) announcement of the Academy Award nominations - in which no woman from an ethnic minority is expected to be in the running for Best Actress and Supporting Actress. The world's highest-paid Black actress added: "I try to make the best out of what comes to me but it's going to be about making my own reality really."

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