Ghassan Massoud

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Birthday
20, 1958
Birthplace
Syria
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Syria

About

Syrian screen actor known for his role as Saladin in the 2005 Ridley Scott film Kingdom of Heaven. He also appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and in Valley of the Wolves: Iraq.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he was cast in such Middle Eastern television series as Al-Zahir Bibars and Lail Almosaferin.

Trivia

He became an instructor at Damascus' Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts.

Family Life

He grew up in Damascus, Syria, where he later raised his own two children.

Associated With

He was offered a role in the George Clooney -produced film Syriana, but he decided against the offer, not wanting to take part in a project that might portray Arabs in a negative light.