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In most of his scenes on Homeland, Mandy Patinkin sits and speaks soulfully and calmly. Yet underneath that beard and more beard exists a grade-a, Anne Hathaway–level ham. Some people very much know of Patinkin's theater background, some have heard rumblings of such, and some know nothing other than he is Saul Berenson and/or Inigo Montoya. What a tragic existence for the latter two, because boy can Mandel Bruce Patinkin sing. He sings like the perfect Reform shul cantor of your Bubbe's dreams. Don't believe us? To celebrate it being his 60th birthday, follow us down a YouTube rabbit hole, tracing his singing career.Let’s start with a real silly one. Next episode, after Peter hands him his morning latte, he should sing, “The trouble with the world today, beyond a doubt, is coffee in a cardboard cup. And Terroriiiiiiiiiiists!” Patinkin’s (and his beard’s) breakout »


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