Couldn’t Have Done 18?

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I’m not usually one to post older material but when my friend sent this to me, I couldn’t help but give it a shout out. On the website, blogger Sam Greenspan makes “Top 11″ lists concerning some obscure and random categories. Why 11? To quote him, because “10-item lists are for cowards.”

Last August (once again, sorry, but better late than never) Greenspoon made a list of the “11 Best Jewish Movie Characters Played By Non-Jewish Actors.” #11 is a bit of a stretch, but whatever. He does a good job of describing each role on his site but if you want a quick breakdown, here it is:

1) Brendan Fraser- School Ties (David Greene)

2) Eric Bana- Munich (Avner)

3) Robert De Niro- Casino (Sam “Ace” Rothstein)

4) John Goodman- The Big Lebowski (Walter Sobchak)

5) Angelina Jolie- Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Jane Smith)

6) Gene Hackman- The Royal Tenenbaums (Royal Tenenbaum)

7) Ian McKellan- X-Men (Magneto)

8) Robin Williams- The Birdcage (Armand Goldman)

9) Lorraine Bracco- Goodfellas (Karen Hill)

10)  Felicity Huffman- Transamerica (Bree)

11) Jim Caviezel- Passion of the Christ (Jesus)

Now, here is a clip of School Ties in Spanish. Why? The real question is, why not? The best part is that the guy who dubbed Fraser sounds 40 years old, while playing a high school student.

Posted on April 17, 2009

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One thought on “Couldn’t Have Done 18?

  1. tarfon

    Where’s Paul Newman as Ari ben Canaan in “Exodus”? Or, for that matter, Sal Mineo and Jill Haworth as Dov Landau and Karen Johansson in the same film?

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