Quite a few celebrities have managed to get out of the local swamp and become famous in the world • We chose our eight favorite stars from those who made it big in Hollywood • Gal Gadot, Shira Haas, Haim Topol and more
BBQ, flags and of course - Israeli cinema:
BBQ, flags and of course - Israeli cinema:
with all these are identified the Independence Day celebrations.
This year, too, in celebration of the country's 73rd anniversary, thousands of Israelis will gather in the best tradition around the screens to watch films that are identified with the day.
The Israeli film and television industry has issued hundreds and thousands of stars since its inception, and some of them have managed to do so abroad as well - we have chosen for you the ones we particularly loved, from the legendary Topol life to Gal Gadot the heroine.
A few days ago, Gal Gadot uploaded a video of herself and her daughter, Alma, dancing to the sounds of Israeli musician Noga Erez, who is currently on the rise.
This gesture was mentioned in articles as a legitimate stop on Erez's breakthrough track - until recently an indie musician.
It turns out that Gal Gadot is already such a big star that she has the power to help other Israelis get recognition.
The sheet will be shortened to mention her achievements, so we will be content only with those of the current year: the film "Wonder Woman 1984" starring her which was released about four months ago and was a success despite the extraordinary year, the production company that opened Gadot and will return to the big screen Roles that await the banks around the corner.
See you next year's list.
Shira Haas, who broke into our lives in 2013 as Ruhami, the brave girl from "Stisl", has not stopped working since - and in the past year has starred in the mesmerizing character of Esti who returns with a question from "The Rebel" on Netflix, a role that also won her a Golden Globe nomination.
But not just the roles of ultra-Orthodox women in Haas' arsenal.
This week, the film "Asia" (whose release has been postponed several times following the past corona) is released, about a young skater and her complicated relationship with her mother, and for dessert - it was recently reported that the young Haas will play former Prime Minister Golda Meir in an American TV series produced by Barbara Streisand.
Although the actor is known these days as one of the most prominent actors in the country (and also as a guy who does not look bad at all), he worked his way between supporting roles in children's series such as "Gallis", until he won bigger roles, such as "Fauda", and then lead roles in series Daily as "Brigade" and in the series "For Her Flying Heroes". But the reason he also stars in this list is of course Amazon's "boys" superhero series which is not broadcast here, but is very successful and has already been renewed for a third season. In the series Capone plays The character of Franchi, a tough fighter, and we mostly hope that alongside the success, we will continue to see Capone star in this country as well.
One of the stars most associated with Hollywood success in recent decades is Ayelet Zorrer - who broke into our lives in series such as "A Matter of Time" and "Florentine" and in films such as "Nina's Disasters".
In 2006, she also launched an international career, starring in Steven Spielberg's film "Munich" about the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics.
She then starred in a series of several Hollywood films, including "Angels and Demons" with Tom Hanks, and also won a place of honor at the Superhero Hall, when she played Henry Kabil's mother, who is Superman, in the movie "Man of Steel".
Today, some see her as the Israeli actress who broke through to the Israeli stars who came after her.
Heroine or what?
Among the first players to achieve international success, a place of honor is reserved for actor Haim Topol, now 85, who has a busy and very full career behind him.
Who started his career in the Nahal band together with names like Uri Zohar and Gabi Amrani, became a star overseas in the 60's, when he played the unforgettable character of Saleh Shabtai. The film, which described the plight of Mizrahi immigrants, was a worldwide success and won Topol in the Golden Globe Award. Another equally well-known role is that of Tuvia the Milkman, with whom he appeared for many years in the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" on American Broadway and in the London West End. Topol also starred in the film version of the musical and won the Golden Globe again. And that's it?
The sheet will be shortened to indicate the number of roles of 73-year-old Sasson Gabay.
As a theater and television actor, V marked many roles, and in recent years he has not stopped working, including in series such as "Polishok" and "Virgins".
In 2018 he also starred in Netflix's 'Angel', in which he played the character of Egypt's vice president, but his most probably remembered role from the last decades is that of Tawfiq, the commander from "The Orchestra's Visit".
The film itself was a huge success with its release in 2007, but about a decade later it was revived and globalized, with the rise of a theatrical version of the story on Broadway.
In 2018, Gabay also began starring in the theater play, and to that end he moved to New York for a number of years, and the rest - history.
One of the most prominent Israeli stars (who still star abroad) is Lior Raz. The creator and main star of "Fauda" conquered Netflix and the world with the help of Doron, the commander of the tough undercover unit, who has starred on screen all over the world for three seasons. The success of the series he created, Netflix saw that it was good and offered him to create together with Avi Issacharoff, his co-creator "Fauda", another series - "Hit and Run", which tells the story of a man from a combat unit, whose wife is killed in an accident in Tel Aviv and he decides to investigate The series, which includes a mixed Israeli and American cast, was also filmed in Tel Aviv last year.
We will have one of the Israeli representatives with the most charming smile there is - Alon Abutbul.
The man who broke into the film "Two Fingers from Sidon" about the events of the First Lebanon War, has since starred in dozens of films and series in Israel, but also around the world.
In recent decades he has appeared in Spielberg's 'Munich,' Ridley Scott's 'Body of Lies' (alongside DiCaprio), 'The Goal: London' (along with Gerard Butler) and even in the third film in the Batman trilogy - "The Rise of the Dark Knight" .
Last year he was also filmed for another Hollywood movie called "Lansky" about the life of the famous gangster Meir Lansky, which is expected to come out soon, and we hope we will continue to see just more of it.