Ghassan Massoud

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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 Muslim 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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Exodus: Gods and Kings Ramses' Grand Vizier
All the Money in the World Prince Al-Rashid


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 2019 The Legend of Tomiris
 2018 Morine
Father Abbot
 2017 All the Money in the World
Prince Al-Rashid
 2017 Writing on Snow
 2016 Baron
 2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
Ramses' Grand Vizier
 2014 Halawet Elrouh (TV Series)
Abi Rabiaa
 2012 Farouk Omar (TV Series)
Abu Bakr / Abu baker
- Hijrah to Yathrib (2012) ... Abu baker
- Islam Begins (2012) ... Abu Bakr
- During His Youth (2012) ... Abu Bakr
 2011 Touq (TV Series)
 2009 Qa'a Al-madinah (TV Series)
 2009 Kelebek
Mevlevi Dede
 2008/II The Promise
 2006 Valley of the Wolves: Iraq
Abdurrahman Halis Karuki (sheikh)
 2005 Ashwak Naaeima (TV Series)
 2005 Akher Ayyam Al Yamamah (TV Series)
Al Asoud Ibn Affar
 2005 Al-Zahir Bibars (TV Series)
 2005 Kingdom of Heaven
 2003 Al Hajjaj (TV Series)
Abullah Ibn Alzoubir
 2000 Lail Almosaferin (TV Series)
 1997 The Fugitive (TV Series)
 1995 The Survivor
 1989 The Volcano (TV Series)
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Wrote, directed and performed in the stage production of "Diplomasiyyoun". 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 »


Turned down a role in Syriana (2005) because he felt the film would be anti Islamic. Subsequently said he regretted that he admired the film and regretted not accepting the role. See more »

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