The Little Israeli Boy Who Could

In Israel, Amos Tamam is hard to miss: If he's not adorning billboards, he's on the stage or on TV. Preparing for a new title role, he reflects on how a sense of inferiority helped boost his career

Once upon a time, when he'd go out to clubs, Amos Tamam was asked to present his identity card at the door. When the muscular bouncers noticed he was from...