Christian Bale plays a Jewish scam artist in ‘American Hustle’ who wears a yarmulke for one scene. Find out what he did to improvise after the costume guy forgot his kippah at home.
Blockbuster flicks featuring swindlers like ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ and ‘American Hustle’ are up for Oscars. J.J. Goldberg wonders what this says about how America sees its Jews.
The opening shot in ‘American Hustle’ reads, ‘Some of this actually happened’ and it did — to 1970’s Jewish conman Mel Weinberg.