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Topol

Highest Rated:   82% Flash Gordon (1980)
Lowest Rated:   36% Left Luggage (2001)
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Birthplace:   Tel Aviv, Palestine [now Israel]
At one time Israel's most popular film personality, Topol first learned to act in amateur theatricals while serving in the Army. Back in civilian clothes, Topol established a satirical theatre troupe in Tel Aviv, and in 1961 was one of the founding members of the Municipal Theatre of Haifa. He appeared in his first film in 1964, and two years later made his English-language screen bow as Abou Ibn Kaden in the big-budget Mickey Marcus biopic Cast a Giant Shadow (1966). His chief claim to fame is his portrayal of Tevye the Milkman in the long-running musical Fiddler on the Roof; he scored an enormous success in this role on the London stage, then earned an Academy Award nomination for his interpretation of Tevye in the 1971 film version of Fiddler. While criticized in some circles for relying upon "cute" acting tricks, Topol has managed to retain his stardom--and his home-grown fan following--for over three decades. Some of Topol's most notable post-Fiddler roles have included the title character in Brecht's Galileo (1975), Dr. Zarkhov in 1980's Flash Gordon and Berel Jastrow in the 1983 miniseries The Winds of War and its 1987 sequel War and Remembrance.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Fiddler on the Roof Sing-a-Long
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1970s
  • Actor
2009
36% Left Luggage
  • Apfelschnitt
2001
No Score Yet Queenie
  • Dimitri Goldner
1987
74% For Your Eyes Only
  • Columbo
1981
82% Flash Gordon
  • Dr. Hans Zarkov
1980
No Score Yet The House on Garibaldi Street
  • Michael
1979
No Score Yet Galileo
  • Galileo Galilei
1975
No Score Yet Ervinka
  • Ervinka
1974
No Score Yet The Going Up of David Lev
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet The Public Eye
  • Julian Cristoforou
1972
81% Fiddler on the Roof
  • Tevye
1971
No Score Yet Before Winter Comes
  • Janovic
1969
No Score Yet Cast a Giant Shadow
  • Abou Ibn Kader
1966
No Score Yet Sallah Shabati
  • Sallah Shabati
1964
No Score Yet The True Story of Palestine (Etz O Palestina)
  • Narrator
1962

Quotes from Topol's Characters