(born September 9, 1935 in Tel Aviv), often billed simply as Topol, is one of the most famous of Israeli actors.
Topol is best known for his performance as Tevye the Milkman in the film version of Fiddler on the Roof (1971), for which he received a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination in 1972. Some of his other notable appearances were in Galileo (1975), Flash Gordon (1980), Cast a Giant Shadow and the James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only. One of Chaim Topol's best known roles in an Israeli production was in the controversial Salah Shabati by Ephraim Kishon - a play, later adapted for film, depicting the hardships of a new Sepharadi Jewish family in Israel of the early 1950's.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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