The British actor’s days as an innocent wizard boy seem to be long gone. More ▸
By JTA Staff
Steven Spielberg is tapped to head the 2013 Cannes Film Festival jury, Paul Rudd is bringing back his “Anchorman” mustache and Drake makes it rain with cash inside a North Carolina strip club. More ▸
The “Harry Potter” actor has graduated from Hogwarts and is moving onto other fictional roles. 23-year-old Jewish actor Daniel Radcliffe has signed on to play the hunchback assistant to Victor Frankenstein in 20th Century Fox’s new adaption of the 1818 novel, according to Deadline. The new film is written by Max Landis and will be directed by… More ▸
by Uri Fintzy
Hollywood came together last night to pat itself on the back for the 85th time, and although the Jewish king of film, Steven Spielberg, failed to bring yet another trophy after “Lincoln” lost to “Argo,” and Israel was once again on the losing spot (though not to Iran like last year, if you want to look on the bright side), we were able to find ten Jewish moments even without Billy Crystal hosting.
Here are the top ten Jewisn moments from last night’s Oscars:
10. William Shatner appeared as a grumpy Captain Kirk for the opening bit.
For fans of Seth MacFarlane, the show’s host, the cameo of Shatner as his memorable “Star Trek” character did not come as a surprise, as MacFarlane is known as an avid “Trekkie.” The best thing about his appearance was his constant criticism of the host, which led to the the wonderful sock puppet rendition of the film “Flight.”
Oscars 2013 – Opening Number With Seth… by IdolxMuzic
9. Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon Levitt danced together
The two young Jewish heartthrobs danced together with MacFarlane in a tribute to the film “High Hopes,” and later took this adorable backstage photo.
Apparently the two can dance, and apparently Radcliffe, who was known to be a short guy, is like really really short. And speaking of short people: More ▸
By JTA Staff
Sacha Baron Cohen is the highest paid British actor, Daniel Radcliffe in luck over his circumcision and Drew Barrymore is having her tattoos removed to adhere to her new hubby’s Jewish religion. More ▸
Daniel Radcliffe, better known for sporting round glasses in the “Harry Potter” franchise, is the star of the new film, “Kill Your Darlings,” which just showed at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. But his on-screen magical acting was not the key factor that helped him land the role of playing the American Jewish Poet Allen Ginsberg, but rather… More ▸
A second inquest into the death of Jewish musician Amy Winehouse confirms that she died of accidental alcohol poisoning, Natalie Portman reportedly offers the best bang for the buck in box office returns and Israeli model Bar Refaeli will be pitching GoDaddy in a Super Bowl ad with race car driver Danica Patrick. More ▸
Dustin Hoffman knows his way around the young people’s world. First it was the giant wet kiss he gave One Direction’s Niall Horan on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” and now it’s about the love intentions he has for his daughter Alexandra. During an interview with the British Daily Mirror, Hoffman was told that… More ▸
Here’s another reason to be jealous of Daniel Radcliffe. After being a wizard, staring in his own musical and portraying Allen Ginsberg, it appears that DanRad has made himself quite the fortune. The British magazine “Heat” reports that Radcliffe is U.K.’s wealthiest young star with $85.3 million, followed by the world’s favorite ex-dumpee Robert Pattinson… More ▸
Yesterday we showed you how adorable (and resourceful) Mila Kunis was as an 11-year-old girl in the unforgettable show “Baywatch.”
And if Mila did it, there’s no shame, so we decided to dig a little deeper into the wonderful world we call television, movies and commercials of the 1980s and 1990s, and show you other famous Jewish celebrities who had to work their way up to the top of the acting world. Some of them started as a lead in a feature film, others had to use their young acting talents (and raw cuteness, we’re looking at you Sarah Michele Gellar) to promote a burger chain.
1. Natalie Portman
Role: Mathilda Lando in the 1994 French (English-speaking) film “Léon: The Professional.”
Plot: Portman’s first major role was really serious, actually. She played a seductive 12-year-old girl who smokes cigarettes and comes from an extremely dysfunctional and abusive family.
What she’s been doing since: Portman continued to have minor roles throughout the 90s, until her breakout role in 1999 as Princess Padmé Amidala in the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy. She later had a few lead roles, including an unforgettable role as Evey Hammond in “V for Vendetta” for which she had to shave her head, and then later won an Academy Award for her role in the 2010 film “Black Swan,” making her one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood, especially among Jewish fans (including this blog). More ▸