Coleman Silk (Anthony Hopkins) harbors a shocking secret in The Human Stain (2003). When he was in college, his first love, Steena (Jacinda Barrett), was shattered by it. While he served as an esteemed professor, it was revealed in a scandal that cost him his career. A master of reinvention and dishonesty, he managed to keep it buried until false accusations of racism and an affair with juicy school janitor Faunia (Nicole Kidman) brought it back in living color. It seems that Coleman, who spent most of his life passing as Caucasian, is actually a brother undercover. When the truth is there in black and white, he must suffer the devastating consequences of a life of deception.