|ODED A-Z (1999 - 2005)|
"On his character, Arab or not, Fehr says that he simply "loved the character, as well as the culture and the beauty of it." Fehr further admits to also being "intrigued by ancient Egypt," enhancing his boyish enthusiasm in doing the film. " (Walking Like An Egyptian by Paul Fischer, 2001)
Boxers or briefs
Brad Leggatt: "Boxers or briefs?"
Oded Fehr: "Uhh boxers " (Canadian MTV, December 2001)
"I want to do well enough to get some recognition. I would hope to become an actor who is good enough to win Oscars. That is my goal, to do as much as I can. I feel very lucky to be doing what I am doing with my career." (jewish.co.uk, November 2001)
first thing to do in the a.m.: "Have a couple of quiet minutes when my wife and I can just look at each other. She calls me Dedi. It's sweet, but sometimes people think she's saying daddy. I always like to say, 'Who's your Dedi?'" (Oded Fehr, Star of The Mummy Returns by Lisa Simpson, In Style, 2001)
As a child he was teased for his "funny ears. They stuck out a bit," says the actor, who received classical training at England's Old Vic Theatre before moving to Santa Monica last May. Today, though, "there's nothing wrong with him," notes Moyer. (People Magazine, 1999)
Their 2nd child, a daughter named Finley, was born February 26, 2006.
"Life in the Navy is very different and life in Israel is very different," he says. "The fighting in the acting world is a lot different from the fighting there. My skin still crawls when we get guns on the set because guns for me, and in Israel, are something that is there for killing. That's it. It's a little harder for me. But the sword fighting and all that is just boys with toys. It's all fun." (Guardian Of The Tomb by Jeff Bond, 2001)
To get a bit of energy, my wife and I practice hapkido, a type of martial arts that gives you a great sense of balance somehow. Both the physical workout of it--which is fantastic--and the spiritual side of it. (My Favorite Weekend - Oded Fehr by Robin Rauzi, L.A. Times Calendar section, 2001)
"I am very Israeli. You grow up in a country where it's all very hard and it's a very painful history there. You leave the country and you find the most wonderful people who used to be on the other side, who are supposed to be your enemies. I wish there will be peace there but, for myself, I am very honoured to play Arabs or Muslims or Christians or Jewish." (Home To Mummy by Bruce Kirkland, Toronto Sun, 2001)
Israel and Iceland
Kids Cancer Connection
Who are your heroes?
The kids from the "Kids Cancer Connection" are my heroes. These children fight the worst enemy of all, cancer. One time a 13 year old said about a five year old: "It is sad that he never got to experience life as I did." (NYPOST.COM, 4 QUESTIONS FOR ODED FEHR, 2001)
Oded: My Mom... oh, it's just great... I keep calling my Mom up and I'm all excited about things that's happening and everything. And I'm calling her up and I'm going, "Mom... you know, sexiest import... and Mom this... and Mom, I got this movie, Deuce Bigalow, I'm playing...." And she's all... all she does... [imitating his mother] "Yeah, yeah, that's great, that's great.... You have enough to wear?" Well, you know, "Are you fed? Are you eating?" That's all my Mom cares about. (Donny and Marie, TV, December 1999)
"There's something fun about being naughty. You get to do bad things, but it's only acting. It's a great stress release." (Razor Magazine, 2002)
Q. Where did you meet your wife?
A. At the opera. When we tell people that, they have this beautiful image of us sitting in opposite boxes and seeing each other through the opera glasses and falling in love at first sight. But it wasn't like that. After the show, there was a dinner and we ended up sitting next to each other. I really liked her and I think she really liked me, but she's in the business and she always told herself that she was never going to date an actor. So I wasn't pushing too hard. We dated here and there and then a girlfriend of hers broke the ice by taking her aside and going, "What's wrong with you? He's a nice guy." (a Fehr to remember by Dennis Hensley, Movieline, 2001)
What would you be doing if you weren't doing this?
I love kids, so I think I would be a kindergarten teacher. I actually think some days of chucking it all and opening a preschool. (NYPOST.COM, 4 QUESTIONS FOR ODED FEHR, 2001)
Q: What is your strongest quality and what is your worst ( I personally don't believe you have any) (crazy4u)
Oded Fehr: That is a question you should ask the people around me. I would say my strongest quality is that I try never to hurt any living thing, and my worst is that I try and do everything myself as I don't trust others enough to get it right. (Oded answers questions on the Deep Undercover Message Board, January 2002)
"But I must admit that it took Rhonda quite a while to get over the fact that I was an actor," he continues,
laughing. Getting the ‘Sexiest Import’ thing from People magazine didn’t help. Knowing actors and the way of
life, she was suspicious of me a long time before discovering that I’m a regular kind of guy. It all worked out
great in the end. She’s a wonderful, wonderful woman and I’m a very lucky man." (TV CLOSE-UP, 2001)
And in 1999 People Magazine voted him - this is the worst...
Oded: I know
VG: ... sexiest import. I don't know, it's sort of like a Huyandi. This is Oded Fehr.
VG: Isn't that kinda like a Japanese car. Isn't it.
Oded: I know, I know. That was a very difficult thing to handle. I was dating my now wife at the time and she wouldn't have anything to do with me for three months just because of that nice little article.
VG: She was embarrased.
Oded: Well, she wasn't embarrased. She's in the business herself. She's a producer and she knows, you know, kind of actors and so on. You know, that came out and Deuce Bigalow was coming out and me with the long hair and all the rest of it. She just wouldn't have anything to do with me.
VG: She thought you must be really a jerk.
Oded: Yeah. People think it's good, it's not necessarily. (Vicki Gabereau, TV, October, 2001)
As a child I'd watch shows like Sesame Street on television - that's how I learned English - and I would always perform songs for my family." (Oded Fehr, Star of The Mummy Returns by Lisa Simpson, In Style, 2001)
Well, both [Ardeth Bay and Oded] have tattoos. Instead of facial hieroglyphics, Fehr has a tiny ghost on his back. "I wish there was a meaningful reason for it, but it was just something I did when I was 19." (USA Today, May, 2001)
TeenHollywood: Do you have any past experience playing video games?
Oded: You know what, I wasn't a big game person. I'm from the Atari generation. I used to play Pac Man and all that and kind of grew out of it at a certain point. I think more out of fear that I'll get so hooked, I'd never be able to do anything else. So I tried to avoid playing games and obviously, when we were shooting the movie, for research reasons, I had to spend hours and hours completing "Resident Evil 2", which I'm very proud of. High Score. (2004)
As far as writing is concerned, every once in a while I do try and then I realize how incapable of writing I am so I stop. So basically I can't do anything and once people find out that I can't act everybody will know that. (Ones2Watch4: Oded answers questions from his fans! 2001)
Brad Leggatt: With Oded Fehr here. We have uh Christmas is coming up. You’ve never celebrated Christmas you were born in Tel Aviv.
Oded Fehr: Yeah.
BL: Christmas is kinda new to you, but now you’re like a little kid. It’s all great. It’s all new to you.
OF: Oh yeah I love it. I love it. My wife obviously, she grew up in Los Angeles so they celebrate Christmas, and it’s wonderful I love it. Last year I that was the first Christmas kinda with her family that we did a big thing. They were all buying presents and I was like Mr. Scrooge going , Wait a minute. Wait a minute. That’s too much here. Too much there. But I ended up getting the most out of everybody so [ Host laughs]
BL: Now you like it?
OF: You know now everything’s cool. I like it it’s good yeah!
... Brad Leggatt: "What’s the one thing about Christmas that you love the most?"
Oded Fehr: "Oh. Family. Getting together." (Canadian MTV, December 2001)
Oded: "I really love Zankou as a character. He's obviously a villain, a bad guy, but he's actually fighting the Avatars, which ends up being the right thing. And he ends up fighting together with good against another evil, which is very cool. I liked that..."(Charmed Magazine 2005)