10 Most Charismatic Jews in the World

Warning: only girls are allowed!

We all write about Israel news, both good and bad one, Jews problems, their life abroad, etc. But how often do we discuss anything… well, beautiful (read: “handsome”) here?

Jewish men, for example.

Thanks to the rich history of this nation, appearance of Jewish men is very diversified: ladies will definitely agree with me if I call male Jews attractive and impressive. Despite such diversity, Jewish men have one thing in common: they are are very charismatic!

Let’s take a look at 10 very talented and charming men who have Jewish roots in their genealogies. I bet, you know all of them, but it’s always a good practice to enjoy nice pics, isn’t it?


Harrison Ford

His grandmother came from Jewish family who lived in the Russian Empire. In 1917 they moved from Minsk, Belarus to Brooklyn, New York, where she married Harry Nidelman, a tram driver, and gave a birth to Dorothy, Harrison’s mother.

Where to see him: IMDb profile

Steven Spielberg

A director, producer, and screenwriter, Steven comes from Jewish family. His father, Arnold, is an engineer and his mother, Leah, is a professional pianist.

Where to see him: IMDb profile

Dustin Hoffman

Born August 8, 1937, Dustin is the second child of Harry and Lilian Hoffman, descendants of Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire and Rumania.

Where to see him: IMDb profile

Adrien Brody

A son of Jewish parents, Sylvia Plachy and Elliot Brody, Adrien was born in New York and became popular after the leading role in Roman Polanski’s The Pianist that won him Oscar for Best Actor and made him the youngest actor ever to win the award.

Where to see him: IMDb profile

Adam Sandler

An American actor, comedian, musician, screenwriter, and producer, he grew up in Jewish family. As Adam says, “I always had a great connection with Israel”.

Where to see him: IMDb profile

Woody Allen

An American director and writer was born and raised in New York, in Jewish family. His grandparents were immigrants, whose native languages were German and Hebrew.

Where to see him: IMDb profile

Ben Kingsley

Born Krishna Pandit Bhanji, this British actor took a stage-name when started his career. His father was from Kenya, and his mother was a British actress with Jewish roots.

Where to see him: IMDb profile

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Born February, 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, this actor and director came from Jewish family, though not a very religious one. His father worked at Pacifica Radio, and his mother, Jane, was an editor at the same radio station.

Where to see him: IMDb profile

Robert Downey, Jr

He is a popular actor, producer, and musician. Both parents are actors, too. Robert’s father has Irish and Jewish roots, while his mother comes from Germans and Scots.

Where to see him: IMDb profile

David Duchovny

An American actor known for playing FBI Agent fox Mulder on The X-Files series. His father was Jewish, and his grandfather was from Berdychiv, Ukraine.

Where to see him: IMDb profile

James Franco

The actor was born in California. His parents met during their study at Stanford University: ancestors of James’ mother were Jewish immigrants from from Russia.
Where to see him: IMDb profile

Sylvester Stallone

Sly’s mother, Jacqueline, has Jewish roots: she is half French and half Ukrainian (her mother was a Jewish immigrant from Odessa).

Where to see him: IMDb profile

Sean Penn

An American actor and director, born in California. His parents were Jewish immigrants from Lithuania and Russia who came to the USA in the beginning of 1900s.

Where to see him: IMDb profile

Who is your favorite one, ladies? If any, of course.

About the Author
Lesley Vos is a private language educator to high school students, a blogger, and a novice writer. She lives in Chicago, where she is currently working on her first e-book.
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