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Top 50 Hottest Jewish Men (10-1)

Join Shalom Life in celebrating the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and gorgeous Jewish men in the world

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: April 20th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News

Top 50 Hottest Jewish Men (10-1)

Shalom Life just spent the last two weeks honoring the 50 Hottest Jewish Women & 50 Hottest Jewish Men. Thanks for joining us in our celebration of the most talented, intelligent, funny, and beautiful Jews in the world.

Here are the Top 10 Hottest Jewish Men...


#10- DANIEL RADCLIFFE

Age: 22

Hometown: London, England

Known for: Harry Potter, Woman in Black, How to Succeed in Business …

Why he’s a JILF: Daniel was raised in London in a secular home to a Jewish mother and Protestant father. Daniel expressed an interest in acting from the age of 5, landing his first big role 5 years later in BBC’s David Copperfield. In 2000, Harry Potter’s producer asked Radcliffe to audition after seeing his performance in the aforementioned BBC miniseries. Since the contract required shooting all 7 films in Los Angeles, his parents didn’t want him to try out. After a lot of negotiations, Daniel was permitted to become Harry Potter. Now, over 10 years later, Harry/Daniel is all grown up starring in horror flick The Woman in Black and a few successful Broadway shows. Look for Daniel in the upcoming, Kill Your Darlings, portraying beat poet Allen Ginsberg.


#9- ZAC POSEN

Age: 31

Hometown: New York, New York

Known for: Internationally acclaimed fashion designer to the stars

Why he’s a JILF: Zac was raised in SoHo in a Jewish family. His passion for fashion began at an extremely young age. As a child, he would steal yarmulkes from his grandparents’ synagogue to make ball gowns for dolls. At 16, he entered the pre-college program at Parsons The New School for Design, and interned with established designers. Zac made his big break in 2000 when a dress he designed for Naomi Campbell was well received in the fashion community. Zac is said to have a unique ‘feminine esthetic’ and is a favorite to dozens of celebrities including Natalie Portman, Rihanna, Kate Winslet, and Beyonce.


#8- ANDREW GARFIELD

Age: 28

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Known for: Boy A, The Social Network, The Amazing Spiderman

Why he’s a JILF: Andrew was born in LA and raised in England to middle-class Jewish parents. He began taking acting classes at 12, starring in youth community theatre productions throughout his teen years. He made the jump to TV in 2005, appearing in Doctor Who and Sugar Rush. After being named one of Variety’s ’10 Actors to Watch’ in 2007, his career exploded, landing roles in feature films Lions for Lambs, The other Boleyn Girl and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Andrew’s big break came in 2010 when he was cast as Eduardo Saverin in The Social Network. Look out for Andrew as Spiderman in the upcoming remake, The Amazing Spiderman.


#7- ADAM LEVINE

Age: 33

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Known for: Kara’s Flowers, Maroon 5, The Voice

Why he’s a JILF: Adam might have chosen not to have a Bar Mitzvah, but he does consider himself Jewish. Adam notes scoring a winning shot at a local YMCA championship basketball game as the moment that he gained the confidence to be successful. Adam and his high school best friend, Jesse Carmichael, formed the band Kara’s Flowers while in their senior year. Although the band appeared on Beverly Hills, 90210, they didn’t receive much commercial success, and decided to disband. The friends moved to New York, got re-inspired and formed Maroon 5 making Adam the international star he is today. Adam has collaborated with dozens of musical acts, is currently a mentor on The Voice, and is set to appear in next season of FX’s American Horror Story. Look out for Maroon 5’s newest album, Overexposed, in June.


#6- JAKE GYLLENHAAL

Age: 31

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Known for: Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain, Brothers, Source Code

Why he’s a JILF: Jake was raised in a Los Angeles showbiz family to a Swedish father and Jewish mother. He has said that he considers himself “more Jewish than anything else.” Growing up in the film industry, he had the opportunity to act from a very young age. His first role was as Billy Crystal’s son in City Slickers. Jake wanted to pursue acting, but his parents were very particular about which roles he was allowed to accept. After graduating from high school, Jake decided to focus his attentions on acting, landing his first lead role in October Sky, but Jake didn’t become a household name until he starred in cult favorite, Donnie Darko. Since then, Jake has starred in numerous critically acclaimed films including The Good Girl, Brokeback Mountain, Jarhead, and Brothers. Look out for him in the upcoming films, End of Watch and Nailed.

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