What are a couple of nice Jewish actors like Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt doing in a movie about Christmas? We don’t know, but after watching these guys together in “50/50,” we’re looking forward to finding out. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jonathan Levine, director of the 2011 cancer dramedy, is bringing its stars together… More ▸
Paul Rudd has won what may have been the first ever head-to-head competition between two boyishly handsome Jewish stars for the role of a superhero. The Wrap reports that Rudd will play Henry Pym in Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” instead of their first choice Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who passed in order to commit to another comic book adaptation,… More ▸
It’s tempting to assume that Marvel’s latest comic book feature, “Ant-Man,” will be a Jewish film — and not just because the title sounds like a Semitic surname. Two Jewish actors, Joseph-Gordon Levitt and Paul Rudd, are the front-runners for the lead role, Variety reports. This won’t be another Hebrew Hammer, though. “Ant-Man” centers on… More ▸
Apparently lots and lots of sex isn’t the most potentially offensive thing about Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s latest film “Don Jon.” The Italian American One Voice Coalition has accused the Jewish actor/director of promoting “racist stereotypes” in the movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Here we go again with the same shop-worn, racist stereotypes of Italian Americans… More ▸
After Macklemore and Ryan Lewis blew a shofar in a VMA promo video, we were hopeful last night’s event would be full of fantastic Jewish moments. Not so much, unfortunately, but here’s what we managed to scrape together. The awards ceremony took place in the Barclays Center, which is in Brooklyn, which is, last time we… More ▸
The amazing ball of awesomeness who is Joseph Gordon-Levitt is coming out with a new television show based on his online project. Hit RECord is an online collaborative production company JGL started with his brother back in 2005, as a way to post videos, getting feedback and linking artists together, it later became an online video community… 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 ▸
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has agreed to cut most of the graphic sex scenes out of “Don Jon’s Addiction,” his film about a porn addict that just premiered at Sundance and will hit theaters this summer. Gordon-Levitt’s film contains a lot of porn scenes, but he has agreed to cut most of them out to have the film… More ▸
Joseph-Gordon Levitt is going to host Saturday Night Live this Saturday (musical guest Mumford and Sons). Watch his hilarious preview together with cast member Jason Sudeikis. Also, he’s a ninja. 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 ▸