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Bashar Rahal

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.​


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Born:
Oct 20, 1974
Movie/TV Credits:
24
First Appeared:
In the series 24 2001-11-06
Latest Project:
Movie Boyka: Undisputed IV 2017-01-15
Known For
Poster of 11 A
Poster of Корпус за бързо реагиране 2: Ядрена заплаха
Poster of Стъпки в пясъка
Poster of Direct Contact
Filmography
Movie Boyka: Undisputed IV Scout 2017-01-15
Movie 11a / XIa Ivan 2016-01-29
Movie 11 A Ivan 2016-01-29
Movie The Throwaways The Broker 2015-01-30
Movie Septembers of Shiraz Komiteh Member 2015-09-15
Movie Ηρακλής: Η Αρχή Του Θρύλου Battalion Commander 2014-01-10
Movie Automata Doctor 2014-10-09
Movie Корпус за бързо реагиране 2: Ядрена заплаха Kutrum 2014-01-17
Movie In the Name of the King III Ulrich 2013-12-27
Movie El Gringo Sullivan 2012-05-10
Movie Assassin's Bullet Abdullah Said 2012-08-01
Movie Κόναν ο Βάρβαρος Quarter Master 2011-08-17
Movie Стъпки в пясъка Hanny 2010-07-01
Movie Direct Contact General Drago 2009-04-16
Movie Whiteout Russian Pilot 2009-09-09
Movie Τουρνουά Δολοφόνων Asa Sadi 2009-05-01
Movie Επιχείρηση Πόλεμος Video Guy #1 2008-04-28
Movie Shark in Venice Medical Examiner 2008-10-06
Series The Unit Unknown 2006-03-07
Movie Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare Hasdrubal 2006-05-05
Movie Target of Opportunity Ivan 2005-07-26
Movie Death Train Lopez 2003-02-25
Movie Shark Attack 3: Megalodon Luis Ruiz 2002-11-26
Series 24 Unknown 2001-11-06
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