May 26, 1946 —
Hide the woman and children. The man pictured on the left is Jewish.
OK, so Saddam Hussein is not Jewish. But the man pictured is not Saddam. It's Jerry Haleva, the actor who portrays Hussein in movies, and he is in fact a Jew. Just look at his complete filmography:
Hot Shots! (1991) .... Saddam Hussein
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) .... Saddam Hussein
The Big Lebowski (1998) .... Saddam Hussein
Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998) .... Saddam Hussein
The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002) .... Hologram Saddam
Live from Baghdad (2002) .... Saddam Hussein
Talk about typecasting. We do wonder about a couple of things: how does someone who considers himself a Jewish activist reconcile playing Hussein, and how much of a stretch was it to play Hologram Saddam?
What's next, we'll find out that Bobby Watson is Jewish? Feel free to look him up.
October 12, 2007