President and Mrs. Ford and King Hussein and Queen Alia greeted their guests before sitting down to dinner. Among those they shook hands with in the receiving line were heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali and actor Charlton Heston.
As usual at the Fords’ state dinners, the individuals invited to the White House represented diverse fields. Other guests included recently appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations William Scranton, CIA Director George Bush, fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt, stock car racer Richard Petty, Chase Manhattan Bank Chairman David Rockefeller, and Wellesley College President Barbara Newell.
Magneto (X-Men) - Sir Ian McKellan, Michael Fassbender
Kitty Pryde (X-Men) - Ellen Page
The Thing (Fantastic Four) - Michael Chiklis, Jamie Bell
Ben Hur (Ben Hur) - Charlton Heston
Moses (Ten Commandments, Exodus: Gods and Kings) - Charlton Heston, Christian Bale
Ace Rothstein (Casino) - Robert DeNiro
Jonathan (Everything is Illuminated) - Elijah Wood
David Aronson (Once Upon A Time in America) - Robert DeNiro
Mariane Pearl (A Mighty Heart) - Angeline Jolie
Sigmund Freud (A Dangerous Method) - Viggo Mortenson
Notice something about the actors on this list? None of them are Jewish. What about Jewish actors who play explicitly Jewish characters? Well we’ve got: Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogan, Woody Allen, Billy Crystal, Jerry Stiller, Gene Wilder, Alison Brie, Matthew Broderick, Adam Goldberg, Mel Brooks
Comedians. Jews are allowed to portray ourselves only if we’re funny or pathetic. If we’re heroic, strong, or have any real agency, then they cast a gentile (with a few exceptions).
Think about that, next time somebody says Jews are overrepresented in Hollywood.