What is it about Hollywood?

They think they haven’t cast a good Jewish male since non-tribe members Charlton Heston played Moses (The 10 C’s) and Paul Newman played Ari ben Canaan (Exodus). Maybe it is the psyche of producers and directors in Hollywood who look in mirrors and see blue-eyed idols staring back?

Who did we get to feast on this Summer on the big screens? There was Adam Sandler, who put on sabra-face to play Dvir Zohan in “Don’t Mess With The Zohan;” we have James Franco as an insane drug dealer named Saul Silver in “Pineapple Express;” and we had Nickelodeon star, Josh Peck, as the horny, drug-dealing virgin, Luke Shapiro, in The Wackness (a Sundance favorite). Not the best role models for the tribe.

Hawaiian Franco

Aloha Franco

Pecker Wacked

Wacked Pecker

Sandler plays Sabra

Sandler as Sabra

But wait. Be still my heart. Do not lose hope, my Jewlicious friends. Hollywood might come through with a strong Jewish male lead. Quentin Tarantino will remake of ”The Inglorious Bastards.” And word is that Brad Pitt, the husband of that actress who used the French Jewish OB/GYN last month, might play that hillbilly Lieutenant, Aldo Raine, who organizes a team of Jewish American soldiers to avenge victims of the Holocaust. Actor Eli Roth, a specimen of the new virile Jewish American male (the Elliot Gould for a new generation) is said to be playing Sgt. Donnie Donowitz. Something to look forward to as Hollywood remakes the image of the American Jew?

Eli Roth to play Jewish avenger?

Eli Roth to play Jewish avenger?

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  • What do you do if you get anti sametic attacks? I had incident but I am helpless.give me advice to get started with my case.

    • Paul Newman’s father was Jewish. Why don’t you get your facts straight.

      For future reference:
      Actors of fully Jewish background: -Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Julian Morris, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Marla Sokoloff, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Adam Brody, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Gabriel Macht, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel, Alden Ehrenreich.

      Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers -Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Emmy Rossum, Jennifer Connelly, Eric Dane, Jeremy Jordan, Joel Kinnaman.

      Actors with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers, who themselves were either raised as Jews and/or identify as Jews: -Andrew Garfield, Ezra Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Davalos, Nat Wolff, James Maslow, Josh Bowman, Ben Foster, Nikki Reed, Zac Efron, Jonathan Keltz.

      Actors with one Jewish-born parent and one parent who converted to Judaism -Dianna Agron, Sara Paxton (whose father converted, not her mother), Alicia Silverstone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

  • yes yoni… daniel craig put on jewface.. or sabra face in three films, but none this summer… which reminds me… i should do a quick story on the jewish hippie who played ping pong against china and opened china up to the west in the 1970s.

  • paul newman is a “patrilineal” jew, and identifies as jewish. i’m sure you’re aware of this but having blue eyes and a “european” appearance is hardly uncommon amongst “undisputed” members of “the tribe”, slightly mysterious considering we are supposed to originate from the middle east 😉

  • the adopting of unfortunate children from foreign countries. I see that Brad Pitt has a kind heart. I like that characteristic in him, and his wife Angie. To Brad, and Angie, keep up the good work and may God bless both of you.

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