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Top 10 Best Jewish Actors of All Time

In the field of arts, Jews have contributed significantly through the years, embracing and making their distinctive place in the pioneers of entertainment and fashion industries. Here we have shared the list of top 10 best Jewish actors of all time.

Best Jewish Actors of All Time

10. Kirk Douglas

Born Issur Danielovitch in 1916, Kirk Douglas remained a prominent actor for about 30 years. He got three Academy Awards and has been hailed as a legend for his generation. He is an honorable Jewish actor. Kirk received the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award.

Kirk Douglas

9. Richard Dreyfuss

Born in Brooklyn, in 1947 to Jewish parents, Dreyfuss is a big screen celebrity. He is best known for his role in “American Graffiti,” and “Jaws”. Richard has always given superb performance. His another superb work is “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” In 1977, at age 30, Dreyfuss became the youngest person to win the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Richard Dreyfuss

8. Harrison Ford

Born in 1942 to a Catholic father and a Jewish mother in Chicago, Harrison is one of the acclaimed Jewish actors. His best movies are “American Graffiti”, “Star Wars”, and others. Harrison also worked as a model before starting his successful acting career.

Harrison Ford

7. Adrian Brody

Born in 1973 in Queens, to Jewish parents, Adrian is another graceful Jewish actor. He began career in 1988. He has gotten many appreciations during the acting career. Adrian worked in Roman Polanski’s 2002 Holocaust film “The Pianist”. He gave superb performance in “The Pianist”, and “Midnight in Paris”.

Adrian Brody

6. Woody Allen

Nominated for 21 Academy Awards, and won three Oscars and 11 BAFTA Awards, Woody Allen is a successful actor. Born Allen Stewart Konigsberg to Jewish parents in New York City, Allen has been featured in numerous motion pictures. He is a superb stand-up comedian. He won two Oscars for “Annie Hall”.

Woody Allen

5. Dustin Hoffman

Born in 1937 in Los Angeles, Hoffman completed studies from the esteemed Actors Studio in New York. He gave superb performance in 1966 “The Graduate”. For this, he got seven Academy Award nominations. Dustin is a hot celeb from Jewish origin.

Dustin Hoffman

4. Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel started career from a two-part BBC television adaptation of Dickens’s David Copperfield. He worked on television for several years. His best roles are “Harry Potter, and “Philosopher’s Stone.” He was born in West London in 1989, and played Harry Potter in the film’s hugely successful sequels.

Daniel Radcliffe

3. Gene Wilder

Born Jerome Silberman in 1933, Wilder began career with “Bonnie & Clyde.” The next year, he got another role “The Producers,” for which he got a nomination of Academy Award. Gene has given us numerous hit movies. He worked with comedians Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor in many of his movies.

Gene Wilder

2. Drake

Drake is a successful Canadian recording artist. Aubrey Drake Graham was born to a Jewish mother. He attended Jewish day school in Toronto. He is an actor and successful singer of all time. He has a huge fan following.


1. Harvey Keitel

Harvey Keitel is another Jewish actor with superb performance and graceful personality. He was starred in the first feature films of both Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino. He was born in Brooklyn in 1939, and has been an actor and director. His best movies are “Bugsy,” “Pulp Fiction”, and “Fairy Tale: A True Story.”

Harvey Keitel

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