Moustapha Akkad

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Birthday
1, 1930
Birthplace
Syria
Death Date
Nov 11, 2005 (75)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
1, 1930
Birthplace
Syria
Death Date
Nov 11, 2005 (75)

About

Syrian American producer and director who produced the original Halloween films and directed the films Mohammad, Messenger of God, and Lion of the Desert.

Before Fame

He studied film direction and production at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Trivia

He once tried to buy Pinewood Studios in the UK from the Rank Organisation.

Family Life

He was married twice and had three children. He and his daughter were killed by a suicide bomber in 2005 in Amman, Jordan.

Associated With

He was producing an $80 million film starring Sean Connery at the time of his death in 2005.