Chaim Topol, also known as Topol, is an Israeli actor, singer, comedian, author, illustrator, and producer. He is best known for his lead role as ‘Tevye the Dairyman’ on the musical comedy ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ (1971). He played the role on both on stage and screen and portrayed the character for more than 3,000 times. He won a ‘Golden Globe Award’ for ‘Best Actor’ and also earned an ‘Academy Award’ nomination for the same role. Topol made his screen debut in the 1961 film ‘I Like Mike.’ His breakthrough role came in the 1964 film ‘Sallah Shabati.’ He won his first ‘Golden Globe Award’ as the ‘Most Promising Newcomer.’ His popular films include ‘Galileo’ (1975), ‘Flash Gordon’ (1980) For ‘Your Eyes Only ‘(1981), and ‘Left Luggage’ (1998). Some of his failed films are ‘Before Winter Comes’ (1969) and ‘A Talent for Loving’ (1969).
Ervinka is a young man who doesn’t believe in hard work, morality or law and order. He earns a living as a con man by various ways. He charges parking fees to a lot that doesn’t belong to him, eats free at events where he isn't invited to, takes advantage of the laziness and stupidity of bureaucrats, etc. He dreams of winning the lottery one day, but things get complicated when he falls in love with a female police officer.
London’s uptight businessman, Charles, suspects that his free-spirited American wife, Belinda, is cheating on him. He hires Julian, an eccentric private detective, to shadow her. As Belinda becomes aware of being tailed, a game of follow-the-leader ensues. She enjoys the attention and fun the detective provides, something which she never received from her husband. When Charles confronts her, Belinda’s reply astonishes him.
Secret agent, James Bond, is assigned to retrieve an encryption device (A.T.A.C.) from the British spy ship that accidently sunk near Greece. He is joined by Melina Havelock, daughter of the murdered oceanographer who was appointed by the British to trace the ship. Seeking revenge for her parents’ murders, she teams up with Bond to find the device before the Russians do.
The film depicts life of 17th century Italian scientist Galileo Galilei. Using the new scientific instrument, telescope, he confirms the Copernican theory that Sun is at the center of the universe, not the Earth. When he moves to Florence for a teaching position, Galileo faces conflicts with Roman Catholic Church; he is called before Inquisition, and is made to retract his views.
Flash Gordon is a sci-fi adventure film, which revolves around a football player and his friends, who travel to the planet Mongo. They eventually have to fight a tyrant named Ming the Merciless, who plans to test the Earth with unnatural disaster.
After the Second World War, in an Austrian camp for displaced people, a British officer Giles Burnside discovers that his Russian interpreter, Janovic, is actually a deserter, who according to the regulations, should be executed. He offers to help him escape, but Janovic is not sure whether to trust Burnside.
A Talent for Loving is a Western comedy film which revolves around a gambler named Patten, who wins a deed for a Mexican ranch. Things get complicated when he finds that a curse is put on the place.
Chaim Topol Awards
|Fiddler on the Roof||Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||1972|
|Sallah Shabati||Most Promising Newcomer - Male||1965|