Shalom Life | January 05, 2015

Top 50 Hottest Jewish Men of 2014 (10-1)

Join Shalom Life in celebrating the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and beautiful Jewish men of the year.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: December 30th, 2014 in Culture » Society » News

Top 50 Hottest Jewish Men of 2014 (10-1)

Welcome to Shalom Life’s 3rd annual JILF list. Last week, we have honored the 50 most beautiful Jewish women in the world, but what about all the male Hebrew hotties? Let us celebrate them as well with another 5 days of Jewlicious beauties.

We understand that beauty is oft times indescribable, inexpressible, and ineffable, and always in the eye of the beholder. Some people focus entirely on physical attractiveness, while others delve a little deeper, finding attraction in intellect, talent, personality, and a certain “je ne sais quoi”.

Allow us to present the 50 Hottest Jewish Men of 2014! We have finally reached the Top 10, but before reading on, make sure you’re all caught up with #50-41, #40-31, #30-21, and #20-11.


10. EZRA MILLER

Age: 22

Hometown: Wycoff, New Jersey

Known for: We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Madame Bovary

Why he's a JILF: Ezra was raised in a New Jersey Jewish household to an artistic family. His mother is a modern dancer and his father is a book publisher. Ezra is a trained singer, joining the Metropolitan Opera and performing in the U.S premiere of Philip Glass’s White Raven at the age of 6. Ezra made his acting debut in 2008 with Afterschool, and went on to appear in City Island, Beware of the Gonzo and Every Day. Ezra hasn’t yet gained international fame, but received huge critical acclaim with his portrayal of Kevin in We Need to Talk about Kevin, and more recently, Patrick in Perks of Being a Wallflower and Madame Bovary. Catch him next in The Stanford Prison Experiment and as the title character in the upcoming Flash film.


9. LOGAN LERMAN

Age: 22

Hometown: Beverly Hills, California

Known for:Percy Jackson & the Olympians, The Three Musketeers, Noah

Why he's a JILF: Logan was born and raised in Beverly Hills to a family of medical professionals. After his grandparents fled Nazi Germany and settled in California in the 1940’s, the Logan family opened ‘Lerman & Son’, an orthotics and prosthetics company still in business today. Logan has had a passion for acting since he was a young child, considering himself a very creative person and ‘film geek’. He landed his first film gig in 2010, playing one of Mel Gibson’s sons in The Patriot. After appearing in several movies and receiving critical acclaim, Logan “quit” acting at the age of 10. Two years later, he decided to re-enter the industry as a professional actor, having developed a genuine interest in the filmmaking process. Over the last 8 years, Logan has appeared in many popular TV shows and films (Jack & Bobby, The Number 23, Percy Jackson) and won many young actor awards. Logan most recently appeared in the critically acclaimed film adaption of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Noah, and Fury.


8. DANIEL RADCLIFFE

Age: 25

Hometown: London, England

Known for: Harry Potter series, The Woman in Black, Horns, Kill Your Darlings

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 and West End shows. 2014 was a huge year for Daniel with starring roles in Kill Your Darlings, Horns, and The F Word. Catch him next in Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck, Victor Frankenstein as Igor, and Now You See Me: The Second Act.


7. JOEL KINNAMON

Age: 35

Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden

Known for: The Killing, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, RoboCop

Why he's a JILF: Born and raised in Stockholm to a Swedish mother and Jewish father, Joel always knew that he wanted to act. Before moving to Hollywood, Joel established himself in Swedish theatre and film, successfully landing nine films in just over a year at the beginning of his career. Determined to make a name for himself internationally, Joel hired Johnny Depp’s agent and the roles began pouring in. He became an American household name with his leading role on The Killing, later starring in feature films including Safe House, Lola Versus, and RoboCop. Joel will next appear in Terrence Mallick’s Knight of Cups.


6. AUBREY GRAHAM (AKA DRAKE)

Age: 28

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Known for: Degrassi: The Next Generation, October’s Very Own, Award-winning hip hop career

Why he's a JILF: Aubrey (known internationally as rapper Drake) grew up in Toronto’s Jewish neighborhood, Forest Hill. He attended Jewish day school and had a Bar Mitzvah. Drake’s father was an African American musician from Memphis while his mother is a Jewish Canadian. Drake began acting in high school, quickly landing a lead role on Degrassi: The Next Generation. After 8 years on the show as Jimmy Brooks, Drake switched his focus to music, releasing a mixtape entitled Room for Improvement. After releasing a few mixtapes independently, he started gaining international attention when BET and other hip hops acts and rappers took him on, leading to a major label deal. Drake is currently one of the most successful rappers on earth, having performed with everyone from Rihanna to Justin Bieber. In addition to acting and music, Drake also running the fashion line October’s Very Own and was named the Toronto Raptors global ambassador earlier this year. He is currently working on his fourth studio album entitled Views from the 6.

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