Chaim Topol Overview:

Actress, Topol, was born Chaim Topol on Sep 9, 1935 in Tel Aviv, Palestine [now Israel]. Topol died at the age of 87 on Mar 9, 2023 in Tel Aviv, Israel .



Although Topol was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1971Best ActorFiddler on the Roof (1971)TevyeNominated

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Chaim Topol Quotes:

Abou Ibn Kader: Who is this idiot? If one of my men talked to me like that, I would draw my knife and turn him into a eunuch.

Abou Ibn Kader: Not familiar with these hills? I was having women in these hills when your father was still sucking milk.

Abou Ibn Kader: When you were 3 years old, I was stealing cattle from your father. There was a man! A lion! He shot me twice, and we came to an agreement of gentlemen. I was a guest in your house. I held you on my knee. Twice you wet your pants and mine. You have no honor.
Ram Oren: It was an old Bedouin friend of my father's. I thought he died long ago.
Abou Ibn Kader: Hush, hush, I'm far from dead. You can ask that bag of fat who just danced for us.

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Shares his name (Topol) with a tooth-whitening anti-cavity toothpaste that's been on the market for several years, and is still being sold today.

One of his best friends - Rehavam ("Ghandi") Ze'evi, a minister in the Israeli government, was murdered in 2001 by a Palestinian Terrorist

Was on active duty with the Israeli army when he was nominated for an Oscar for "Fiddler on the Roof" in early 1972. He was granted leave so he could attend the ceremony in Los Angeles that year.

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