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  • The best villains played by Jewish actors

    Eric Schulmiller|Sep 29, 2023

    (JTA) - The film and TV world recently lost two Jewish actors who were not household names but were acclaimed for a pair of signature villainous roles. Last month, Mark Margolis passed away following a career on stage and screen that spanned over 60 years. He studied with and was later the personal assistant of renowned acting teacher Stella Adler before appearing in "Scarface," HBO's "Oz" and multiple films by the acclaimed Jewish director Darren Aronofsky. But he was most remembered for his...

  • 20 years ago, Marvel introduced a Jewish Black Panther

    Eric Schulmiller|Jun 16, 2023

    (JTA) — Like some Jewish baseball fans, many dedicated Jewish comic book readers keep a running roster of Jewish heroes that have appeared in the “major leagues” of the comic world: Marvel, DC and some independent publishers’ titles. Many know the handful of often-discussed Jewish characters: The Thing, whose adult bar mitzvah and Jewish wedding were major storylines; the Jewish star-wearing X-Men character Kitty Pryde; one-time Batwoman Kate Kane; and the popular supervillain Harley Quinn, to name a few. Moon Knight recently became the fir...

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