Bashar Rahal

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Age: 39
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Bashar Mounzer Rahal is the second child to a Bulgarian mother Mariana
Rahal - an interior designer and Lebanese father Mounzer Rahal - an
OB/GYN. The family moved back to Bulgaria when Bashar was only 6 years
old. He first started acting in TV sketches when he was 12. At the age
of 14 he became a member of a professional theater group, called "Tears
and Laughs", with which he took part in more than 15 performances
including Shakespeare and Chekhov. He attended numerous international
festivals, including the ones in Avignon, France and Thun, Switzerland
among others. His first big screen role at the age of 15 was in 1952:
Ivan i Aleksandra (1989) which was followed by more TV and Film
appearances. After graduating from The First English Language High
School in Sofia, Bashar attended the National Academy of Theater and
Film Art, where he received his Masters in Dramatic Arts. Shortly after
graduation he was accepted as a permanent member of the national youth
theatre and was a guest actor at The National Theatre Sofia Bulgaria.
For the next couple of years Bashar appeared in over 25 different TV
comedy shows, but became most popular with the hit TV show "It Can't
Be"equivalent of SNL ,created & directed by Nellie Andreeva .The
show won " Golden Melon", for best comedy show - the most prestigious TV
award in
Bulgaria. In 1997 Bashar hosted "The Late Night Show" on Channel 3 Sofia
, where he met his co-host and future wife Kalina Rahal. In 1999 the
couple moved to California so that Bashar could pursue his acting
career. He was granted Alien of Extra Ordinary ability as an actor. He
is a graduate from the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Los
Angeles. For a long time he was considered to play Azamat Bagatov in
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of
Kazakhstan. Initially Bashar was not considered to play in Joshua
Seftel's Political Satire War ,Inc. but the producers Danny Lerner and
Les Weldon convinced both John Cusack and the Director Seftel that he is
the best choice for the part. After the end of the shooting Cusack and
Seftel admitted that Bashar had developed the best character. Later
Danny Lerner casted Bashar as a lead in his upcoming action movie Direct
Contact. Recently he was casted to play Boris in Dominic Sena's
"Whiteout",starring Kate Beckinsale.​

 
Movie Character Year
Wmmeqiqguptsvlqz60omk5dms1o Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare Hasdrubal 2006
Dnsmunysr61hrhz5vimnrwmd4ux War, Inc. Video Guy #1 2008
Mspv2j6s02g2yt0kel8dwia8hqp Direct Contact General Drago 2009
Nscvdsq0m6llzmqsbomb0c4jesy Conan the Barbarian Quarter Master 2011
Ythunodskeabtxjhwrrlzvhemrw El Gringo Sullivan 2012
6pkfpgf3ra3namyrppjwokdwxsy Assassin's Bullet Abdullah Said 2012
Kozpfc7m4rkyldqycjeaochruoy In the Name of the King III Ulrich 2014