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Fans call for boycott of James Bond movie

Fans of James Bond films threaten to boycott the next movie if Jewish actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson is named to the role.

Fans call for boycott of James Bond movie

Jewish stars to Glazer:

'We refute our Jewishness being hijacked'

More than 450 Jewish creatives, executives and Hollywood professionals denounce director Jonathan Glazer’s anti-Israel remarks at his victory speech at the Oscars.

'We refute our Jewishness being hijacked'

Jewish actor and comedian Richard Lewis dies at 76

Lewis, remembered for his role in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, passed away after a heart attack. In April of 2023, he revealed that he had been living with Parkinson’s disease.

Jewish actor and comedian Richard Lewis dies at 76

When an actor goes to war

I checked WhatsApp for the last message Idan sent me and was amazed by what I found.

When an actor goes to war

Jewish actor assaulted in Los Angeles

Beverly Hills 90210 actor Ian Ziering was surrounded and beaten by a group of individuals riding motorized bikes.

Jewish actor assaulted in Los Angeles

Actors Debra Messing, Brett Gelman meet October 7 survivor

Hollywood stars meet Shay Lee Atary, who lost her husband and protected her 1-month-old daughter in Kfar Aza on October 7.

Actors Debra Messing, Brett Gelman meet October 7 survivor

'We are a family':

Cast of 'Friends' breaks silence on Matthew Perry's death

Cast of “Friends” says they will take a moment to grieve the death of their co-star who passed away at the age of 54.

Cast of 'Friends' breaks silence on Matthew Perry's death

'Friends' star Matthew Perry dies at 54

Reports in US say the actor known for the role of Chandler Bing was found unresponsive at a Los Angeles-area home.

'Friends' star Matthew Perry dies at 54

Black-Face, Jewish-Face and Yellow-Face are all wrong

Does Hollywood really think an actor portraying a Jew needs a prosthetic proboscis? Stereotyping Jews is okay? Op-ed.

Black-Face, Jewish-Face and Yellow-Face are all wrong

Actor Ben Kingsley tells why he stars in so many Holocaust films

'A seed was planted in me that said to me, 'One day I will speak' against antisemitism, actor Ben Kingsley says.

Actor Ben Kingsley tells why he stars in so many Holocaust films

Jewish American film director William Friedkin dies at 87

Friedkin was known for “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist”.

Jewish American film director William Friedkin dies at 87

After uproar:

Jamie Foxx apologizes to Jewish community

Actor Jamie Foxx apologizes to Jewish community after Instagram post perceived to be promoting antisemitism.

Jamie Foxx apologizes to Jewish community

Jamie Foxx posts antisemitic tweet

The post was liked by Jennifer Aniston, who later renounced doing so as unintentional.

Jamie Foxx posts antisemitic tweet

Jewish-American actor Mark Margolis dies at 83

Margolis, most remembered for his role on “Breaking Bad”, dies after a short illness.

Jewish-American actor Mark Margolis dies at 83

Jewish-American comic Paul Reubens dies at 70

Reubens became famous in the 1980s for playing eccentric man-child Pee-wee Herman.

Jewish-American comic Paul Reubens dies at 70

Actor Alan Arkin dies at 89

Arkin won an Oscar as best supporting actor for the surprise 2006 hit "Little Miss Sunshine.”

Actor Alan Arkin dies at 89

Months after going missing:

British actor Julian Sands found dead

San Bernardino County Sheriff confirms human remains found were those of the actor who went missing in Southern California in January.

British actor Julian Sands found dead

Actor Lance Reddick dead at 60

Actor known for his role in hit TV show "The Wire", dies of natural causes.

Actor Lance Reddick dead at 60

'There are no treatments'

Actor Bruce Willis diagnosed with untreatable dementia

The diagnosis comes less than a year after the actor retired from acting due to cognitive difficulties.

Actor Bruce Willis diagnosed with untreatable dementia

British actor Julian Sands missing in California mountains

Sands, 65, was first reported missing Friday on a trail on Mt. Baldy. Search and rescue crews continue looking for him.

British actor Julian Sands missing in California mountains

Hogan’s Heroes actor and Holocaust survivor Robert Clary dies

Celebrated singer and actor best known for role as French Corporal Louis LeBeau on Hogan's Heroes.

Hogan’s Heroes actor and Holocaust survivor Robert Clary dies

Actor Robbie Coltrane dies at 72

Scottish actor was known for playing the half-giant Hagrid in the "Harry Potter" movies.

Actor Robbie Coltrane dies at 72

Actor Nir Levy seriously injured in accident in Tel Aviv

Levy, 54, hit by vehicle while riding his motorcycle and taken to Ichilov Hospital.

Actor Nir Levy seriously injured in accident in Tel Aviv

'Star Trek' star Nichelle Nichols passes away at 89

Nichelle Nichols, known for her groundbreaking portrayal of Lt. Nyota Uhura in the original “Star Trek” series, dies of natural causes.

'Star Trek' star Nichelle Nichols passes away at 89

Actress Liz Sheridan dies at 93

Sheridan was well-known for her role as Jerry Seinfeld's mother on "Seinfeld" and also appeared on "ALF".

Actress Liz Sheridan dies at 93

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried dies at 67

Gottfried was known for his roles in many films as well as the voice of parrot Iago in Disney's "Aladdin."

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried dies at 67

Jewish actress Estelle Harris dies at 93

Harris, known for her role as Estelle Costanza on Seinfeld, dies of natural causes two days before 94th birthday.

Jewish actress Estelle Harris dies at 93

Bruce Willis calls it quits after announcing rare disease

The legendary actor says he has been diagnosed with a serious brain condition, forcing him to end his career in Hollywood.

Bruce Willis calls it quits after announcing rare disease

Bob Saget died from head trauma, family says

Authorities determine that Jewish-American actor accidentally hit the back of his head, thought nothing of it and went to sleep.

Bob Saget died from head trauma, family says

Actor Bob Saget dies at 65

Jewish American actor and comedian, famous for his role in "Full House", found dead in hotel in Orlando.

Actor Bob Saget dies at 65

Actor Sidney Poitier dies at 94

Poitier was the first Black winner of the Oscar for best actor.

Actor Sidney Poitier dies at 94

Major Israeli TV companies to audition actors with disabilities

KAN, RESHET, HOT & YES sign pledge committing to a more inclusive selection process for all jobs across the film industry, on & off screen.

Major Israeli TV companies to audition actors with disabilities

Acclaimed Jewish theater actor Antony Sher dies at 72

Celebrated Jewish actor Antony Sher, who was well known on stage and on screen, has died at the age of 72.

Acclaimed Jewish theater actor Antony Sher dies at 72

IDF special-forces vet on Baldwin: Bullets aren't allowed on set

Israeli expert who trains actors on using guns on movie sets describes the guidelines actors are required to follow.

IDF special-forces vet on Baldwin: Bullets aren't allowed on set

Tragedy on the set:

Actor Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman with prop gun

Female crew member dead and another injured following accident involving a prop firearm on movie set.

Actor Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman with prop gun

Will Matthew McConaughey run for Texas governor?

Actor described himself as “more of a folk singin', philosopher, poet-statesman than I am a per-se definitive politician.”

Will Matthew McConaughey run for Texas governor?

Group protests UK actors union's pro-Palestinian activism

Group delivers letter to union demanding end to pro-Palestinian activism by leaders that led to Jewish members feeling unsafe and resigning.

Group protests UK actors union's pro-Palestinian activism

Candace Owens: Don't care about celebrity political opinions

Commentator Candace Owens says there are "Too many people who don't know what they're talking about but cannot seem to close their mouths."

Candace Owens: Don't care about celebrity political opinions

Jewish comic actor Charles Grodin dies at 86

Deadpan Jewish comic actor who starred in blockbuster films "Midnight Run", “The Heartbreak Kid”, "Beethoven", dies of bone marrow cancer.

Jewish comic actor Charles Grodin dies at 86

Actor Mark Ruffalo tweets call for sanctions against Israel

Anti-Israel Marvel superhero actor also compares Israel to apartheid-era South Africa.

Actor Mark Ruffalo tweets call for sanctions against Israel

Lakeith Stanfield moderated Clubhouse room full of anti-Semitism

Oscar-nominated actor co-moderated Clubhouse room on Louis Farrakhan which featured numerous anti-Semitic tropes and statements.

Lakeith Stanfield moderated Clubhouse room full of anti-Semitism

Israeli actor who contracted COVID-19: This is no joke

Israeli actor Aviv Alush urges his followers on social media to follow the guidelines, wear a mask and not to gather in large numbers.

Israeli actor who contracted COVID-19: This is no joke

Artists grieve:

'The government's stealing our show'

Hundreds demonstrate near Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem demanding approval of outline for performances in closed halls.

'The government's stealing our show'

You too, Julie Christie?

You too, Julie Christie?

Enormous Jeff Goldblum statue erected in London

Statue of star actor in famed 'Jurassic Park' pose placed on bank of the River Thames near London’s famed Tower Bridge.

Enormous Jeff Goldblum statue erected in London

Trump: Robert De Niro is a 'very low IQ individual'

US Pres. Trump responds to actor Robert De Niro's vile speech.

Trump: Robert De Niro is a 'very low IQ individual'

Star of Israeli children's show suspected of drug offenses

Police investigate star of 'Yuval Hamebulbal' after finding his name in drug dealer's contact list.

Star of Israeli children's show suspected of drug offenses

Veteran actor Fyvush Finkel dies at 93

Fyvush Finkel, an Emmy Award-winning actor who began his career performing in the Yiddish theater, has died at 93.

Veteran actor Fyvush Finkel dies at 93

American-Jewish comedian Garry Shandling dies at 66

American-Jewish actor and comedian Garry Shandling passes away in California, aged 66. Cause of death unknown.

American-Jewish comedian Garry Shandling dies at 66

Moshe Ivgy announces break amid harassment scandal

As the actor faces sexual harassment allegations, he announces that he will stop performing in plays for now.

Moshe Ivgy announces break amid harassment scandal

Jewish Actor Theodore Bikel Dies at 91

Theodore Bikel, known for his role as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, dies of natural causes.

Jewish Actor Theodore Bikel Dies at 91

Michael Douglas in Israel to Receive Million Dollar Prize

Actor Michael Douglas, winner of this year's million dollar Genesis Prize, has arrived in Israel to receive his award.

Michael Douglas in Israel to Receive Million Dollar Prize

Israeli Actors Protest Scottish Festival Ban

Scotland cancels Israeli show in art festival over Gaza operation, silent protest play booed by 200 anti-Israel protesters.

Israeli Actors Protest Scottish Festival Ban

New Theater Gives the Deaf a Chance to be Actors

Arutz Sheva visited the rehearsal room of the Shema theater, which is made up of a group of actors who are deaf and hard of hearing.

New Theater Gives the Deaf a Chance to be Actors

Hungarian Jewish Actor Sues Over 'Filthy' Jew Recording

The Hungarian Jewish Faith alliance filed an official complaint on Tuesday on behalf of a renowned Hungarian Jewish actor.

Hungarian Jewish Actor Sues Over 'Filthy' Jew Recording

Leading Israeli Actors Perform in Kiryat Arba

Some of Israel’s leading actors perform a play from a Tel Aviv theater, for the first time, at the cultural center in Kiryat Arba.

Leading Israeli Actors Perform in Kiryat Arba