Guy Ritchie

Guy Ritchie is many things: the director of movies like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking BarrelsSherlock Holmes, and most recently, Aladdin; the former husband to pop royalty Madonna; and… fluent Hebrew speaker?

It’s true!

The world discovered the British director’s Hebrew skills in a recent interview about Aladdin with Israeli newspaper YNET. The entire interview was conducted in Hebrew, which is pretty darn impressive —  as a native Hebrew speaker, I can say his pronunciation is quite excellent.

Ritchie, who is not Jewish, tells the interviewer that he wanted to make Aladdin because he has five kids, and they only watch movies that are appropriate for the entire mishpacha (that’s “family,” in Hebrew). He also says it was his bat (that’s “daughter”) who came up for the idea for a live-action version of the 1992 animated Disney film.

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