As always, the year was chock-full of incredible Jewish moments, from John Kasich's matzah factory visit to Kirk Douglas' 100th birthday party.
The Oscar-winning actor learned that his great-grandmother endured life in a concentration camp and poor health to make it to the United States.
By Jana Banin
Adam Sandler is a Jewish comic actor with a serious streak. Dustin Hoffman’s a serious Jewish actor who can be pretty freaking funny. Put them both together and what do you get? “The Cobbler,” a comedy starring Sandler, and now, according to The Wrap, Hoffman, too. No word on Hoffman’s role, but Sandler will play… More ▸
Dustin Hoffman has been “surgically cured” of cancer, a spokesman for the actor said. 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 ▸
What’s the best way to handle Oscars season? Drinking. Lots of drinking, according to Jewish actor Dustin Hoffman. “It’s not me, it’s the Patrón,” he told Bon Appétit Magazine about his ability to rock the red carpet. “I can’t eat before the ceremony, but I drink, to steady my nerves. I become very friendly, particularly with reporters… More ▸
Dustin Hoffman is the latest to enter the nation’s gun control debate, telling NPR radio last week he disapproves of gun usage in films and that Hollywood discriminates against actors who don’t want to use guns in their films. “I have always felt passionate about the fact that the audience is identifying (with movie violence) in… 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 ▸
It’s been an interesting week if you are a Jewish/Israeli fan of the boy band phenomenon “One Direction.” The band hung out in New York last week for a concert at the Madison Square Garden, and visited David Letterman on Friday. The guest before 1D was Dustin Hoffman, and when he realized that he doesn’t… More ▸
The election season is almost over, thankfully, but before the we all find out who is the next POTUS, we thought it would be interesting to look at the political preferences of some famous Jews. Some of the Jewish celebrities are very outspoken regarding their opinions, some are more quiet and most of them donate a lot of money.
Check out the list, who knows, maybe it will change how you will vote (I really hope it won’t though):
Republican Jewish Celebrities:
The producer behind “CSI,” “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Top Gun” and more has donated for the Bush, McCain and Romney campaigns More ▸