Do the Jews run Hollywood? Elon Gold asked Jay Baruchel

It’s the High Holy Days for Jews around the world this week, as we’ve entered Rosh Hashanah and approach Yom Kippur. As a Gentile with a birthday at the end of September, I grew up loving these Jewish holidays because it upped the odds of receiving a day off from elementary school on my birthday. Yay, Jews!

And now as a journalist reporting on comedy, I still love the Jews. Yay, Jews! Jewish comedian Elon Gold, whom I’m told is observant enough that he still will not work on the Sabbath, provides us with an answer to the evergreen question: Do the Jews run Hollywood? It’s part of Gold’s webseries, Pro-Semitism, and in this episode for Funny or Die, he turns to noted comedic actor Jay Baruchel to answer the question. And yes, he answers the question.

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2 thoughts on “Do the Jews run Hollywood? Elon Gold asked Jay Baruchel

  1. For future reference:
    Actors of fully Jewish background: -Logan Lerman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Julian Morris, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Andrew Garfield, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Marla Sokoloff, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Adam Brody, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Gabriel Macht.

    Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers -Jake Gyllenhaal, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Emmy Rossum, Jennifer Connelly, Eric Dane, Jeremy Jordan.

    Actors with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers, who themselves were either raised as Jews and/or identify as Jews: -Ezra Miller, Alexa Davalos, Nat Wolff, James Maslow, Josh Bowman, Ben Foster, Nikki Reed, Ansel Elgort.

    Actors with one Jewish-born parent and one parent who converted to Judaism -Dianna Agron, Sara Paxton (whose father converted, not her mother), Alicia Silverstone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

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