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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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 2012 Farouk Omar (TV Series)
Abu Bakr
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Abu Bakr
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Abu Bakr
 2009 Kelebek
Mevlevi Dede
 2008/II The Promise
 2006 Valley of the Wolves: Iraq
Abdurrahman Halis Karuki (sheikh)
 2005 Akhir Ayyam Al-Yamama (TV Series)
 2005 Al-Zahir Bibars (TV Series)
 2000 Lail Almosaferin (TV Series)
 1995 The Survivor
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 2009 Christianity: A History (TV Series documentary)
- Crusades (2009) ... Himself
 2007 Prince of Poets (TV Series)
Himself - Judge
 2006 Colors of the Crusade (Video documentary short)
 2006 Creative Accuracy: The Scholars Speak (Video documentary short)
 2006 The Path to Redemption (Video documentary)
 2005 Kingdom of Hope: The Making of 'Kingdom of Heaven' (TV Movie documentary)
 2005 'Kingdom of Heaven': Interactive Production Grid (Video documentary)

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Stage performance of August Strindberg's "Miss Julie". See more »

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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 »


In Gaziantep (Turkey) filming for Kurtlar Vadisi-Irak (2005). See more »

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