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Ben Kingsley carried a photo of Elie Wiesel with him while filming 'Operation Finale'

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-Ask Ben Kingsley about why he was keen to portray Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann in the new film "Operation Finale" and he describes the traumatic childhood incident in which he first...

 

Jon Voight-Chabadnik at heart

On a recent afternoon at Lenny’s Deli in Westwood, Calif., Jon Voight reached into a black satchel and pulled out a well-worn copy of Paul Johnson’s “A History of the Jews,” then began...

 

Civility replaces violence in 'Last White Night'

In June 1965, during the most violent days of the civil rights movement, 21-year-old Paul Saltzman drove from Toronto to Mississippi to become a freedom fighter with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Just a year before, Klansmen from...

 

How 'The Iceman' cameth to be

“I don’t think I’m in any way a sociopath,” said Ariel Vromen, the Israeli-born filmmaker behind “The Iceman,” inspired by the true story of one of America’s most notorious mob hitmen, Richard Kuklinski, who died in prison in 2006. Yet...

 

The real Jeffrey Tambor

It was the first day of spring, and Jeffrey Tambor was sitting in his car in the snow near his New York home, conducting an interview while his 6-year-old daughter—one of his four children, ages 3...

 

Boy on 'Girls' is also a 'restless' filmmaker

You might only know Alex Karpovsky as Ray Ploshansky, the caustic barista who fitfully romances the naïf Shoshanna on HBO’s zeitgeist-y hit, “Girls.” But while shooting that show, Karpovsky...

 

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