Hollywood has boasted a strong Jewish presence since its earliest days, due to the mass migration of European Jewry to America during the early twentieth century.
By the 1930s, six out of eight major Hollywood studios were owned and managed by Jews, and although many were secular and had distanced themselves from religious lifestyles, they still were often unashamedly Jewish.
Jewish Hollywood in the twentieth century has been described as being very socially Jewish, if not culturally. Jewish people in Hollywood often formed their own social circles, separate from the wider groups of colleagues and associates.
Some of the most notable Hollywood Jews from the last century include Marilyn Monroe, Lenny Bruce, and Groucho Marx.
Today, Hollywood has as strong a Jewish presence as ever, with many Jews who even speak openly about their Jewish identities, such as Beanie Feldstein, Ben Platt, and Mayim Bialik.
Shira Haas playing the role of Jewish Israeli superhero Sabra in the MCU's "Captain America: New World Order," set to be released on May 3, 2024.
I mentioned that I knew she receives many interview requests and I thanked her for agreeing to this one. “I look at two news sites every day: CNN and The Jerusalem Post,” she said.
You don’t need to imagine the outcry that would occur today if the character of Rosa Parks were played by a white actress.
A statement explained that they "felt it only proper that the fans hear those conclusions directly from us."
Israeli expat Noa Tishby seeks to set straight her fellow secular liberals in Hollywood and on college campuses when it comes to her natal land.
It won’t be the first time that Meir has been portrayed in a big production. But Israeli prime ministers beyond Meir haven’t exactly hogged screen time in Hollywood productions over the years.
“Donny’s Bar Mitzvah,” which is also having a theatrical release in New York City on Friday, is mostly an homage to the comedy cinema of the 1990s.
“Mank,” the black-and-white Netflix film about Jewish screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, earned 10 Oscar nods, including for best picture, making up nearly half of Netflix’s total nominations.
The film's protagonist is based on Frank Rosenthal, a real Jewish gambling expert from Chicago who had ties to the Chicago Outfit and eventually headed to Vegas to run casinos for them.
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed the news on Thursday.