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Moustapha Akkad (1930–2005)


The creativity of Moustapha Akkad came in such movies as Lion of the Desert (1981) and The Message (1977), where he directed and showed some really creative amazing view on the history of Islam. As an Arabic Muslim it was really hard for him to make it in Hollywood but no one could deny his talent as a director and a producer. See full bio »

Died:

(age 75) in Amman, Jordan

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 2002 Halloween: Resurrection (executive producer)
 1998 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (executive producer)
 1995 Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (executive producer)
 1989 Halloween 5 (executive producer)
 1988 Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (executive producer)
 1986 Free Ride (executive producer)
 1985 Appointment with Fear (executive producer)
 1982 Halloween III: Season of the Witch (executive producer - uncredited)
 1981 Halloween II (executive producer - uncredited)
 1981 Lion of the Desert (producer)
 1978 Halloween (executive producer - uncredited)
 1977 The Message (producer)
 1976 Al-risâlah (producer)
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[about The Message (1977)] I did the film because it is a personal thing for me. Besides its production values as a film, it has its story, its intrigue, its drama. Beside all this I think there was something personal, being Muslim myself who lived in the West I felt that it was my obligation, my duty, to tell the truth about Islam. It is a religion that has a 700-million following, yet it's so ... See more »

Trivia:

For more than a decade, he has been trying to find sponsors for an epic movie about Saladin. See more »

Trademark:

Is known as the grandfather of the Halloween movies

Star Sign:

Cancer

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