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Ghassan Massoud

Ghassan Massoud (born September 20, 1958 in Damascus) is a Syrian actor and film-maker. He is best-known in the West for playing the role of the Kurdish military general Saladin in Ridley Scott's 2005 film Kingdom of Heaven. He has also played the "Sheikh" in famous Turkish film "Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak" (Valley of the Wolves Iraq). Massoud is best ... See full bio »

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Kingdom of Heaven
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Exodus: Gods and Kings Ramses' Grand Vizier
Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak
Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak Abdurrahman Halis Karuki (sheikh)


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 2016 Baron
 2012 Farouk Omar (TV Series)
Abu Bakr / Abu baker
- Episode #1.10 (2012) ... Abu baker
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Abu Bakr
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Abu Bakr
 2009 Kelebek
Mevlevi Dede
 2008/II The Promise
 2006 Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak
Abdurrahman Halis Karuki (sheikh)
 2005 Akher Ayyam Al Yamamah (TV Series)
Al Asoud Ibn Affar
 2005 Akhir Ayyam Al-Yamama (TV Series)
 2005 Al-Zahir Bibars (TV Series)
 2003 Al Hajjaj (TV Series)
Abullah Ibn Alzoubir
 2000 Lail Almosaferin (TV Series)
 1995 Almoutabaki
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Everything in Saladin's own life is also my philosophy. My culture is that of Saladin. My religion is the same religion and I speak the same language, have the same geography and the same history. It is in my nature to understand Saladin more than anyone in the West. He has been a role-model for us since our youth. From the philosophy of the people, Saladin was an example for the Muslim hero who ... See more »


Is a drama professor at the Damascus Music and Drama School. See more »

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