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Birth name Bashar Mounzer Rahal
Nationality Bulgarie
Birth 20 october 1974 (49 years) at Dubai (Emirats arabes unis)

Bashar Mounzer Rahal (Bulgarian: Башар Мунзер Рахал, Arabic: بشار رحال‎) is a Bulgarian actor of Arab descent, known for his role in the TV show "It Can't Be" equivalent of "'Saturday Night Live'". Most recently he can be seen alongside John Cusack, Hilary Duff and Academy Award Winners Ben Kingsley, Marisa Tomei and Joan Cusack in the movie "War, Inc.".


Early life
Bashar Rahal was born in Dubai, UAE, the son of Lebanese father Mounzer Rahal and Bulgarian mother Mariana Rahal. His sister, Carla Rahal, also an actress, is mostly known for her roles in the "National Theater of Bulgaria". Carla is also a pop, R&B, singer, songwriter and producer. She is best known for one of Bulgaria's most popular songs Lie to Me and I wish U.

The family moved from UAE to Bulgaria when Bashar was only six years old. He first started acting in TV sketches when he was 12. At the age of 13 he became a member of "Tears and Laughs" – a professional theater group, with which he took part in more than 15 performances. He also attended numerous international film and theater festivals, including the ones in Avignon, France and Thun, Switzerland.

His first major film role was in 1989, in the controversial at that time Ivan and Alexandra. The film tells the story of two madly in love students in communist Bulgaria. The movie is also a winner of the 1989 "Golden Rose" Festival in Varna. This role was followed by another one, in the 1992 movie "Bad Boy".

Early career
His professional acting career began in 1993 when Bashar was accepted at the National Academy of Theater and Film Art (in the class of professor Stefan Danailov, Minister of Culture of Bulgaria during 2005–2009), where he got his master's degree in Performing Arts. During that time he took part in numerous TV and film productions as well as several commercials. Shortly after graduation he was accepted as a permanent member of the "National Youth Theater".

Professional career
For the next couple of years Bashar appeared in over 25 different TV comedy shows, but his popularity came with the TV show "It Can't Be", which was created & directed by Nellie Andreeva - currently an editor for "The Hollywood Reporter". "It Can't Be" was on air for 7 seasons and became one of the highest rated comedy shows in Bulgaria. Similar to "Saturday Night Live", "It Can't Be" was a weekly 40-minute comedy-variety show. Bashar was not only one of the creators of the show, he was also the lead actor, writer, producer and occasionally a director.

Bashar Rahal is also dubbed as the creator of the first ever night show in Bulgaria, where he met his co-host and future wife Kalina Rahal. In 1997, only 22 years old, he became part of the Award-winning anchor team of "It Has Began" - the highest rated morning show in Bulgaria (executive producer-Mihail Mihailov-after an extensive television career he became the Press Secretary for the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Ivan Kostov). The same year Bashar Rahal also appeared in two Italian productions, the 1997 TV Movie "In Fondo Al Cuore" and in the mini series "Racket" alongside Italian actor and director Michele Placido. In 1999 he was cast by the film director Egon Günther for the film Else - Geschichte einer leidenschaftlichen Frau].

New beginning
In 1999 he decided to follow his childhood dream, and immigrated to the United States and settled in California to pursue his acting career. Kalina and Bashar settled in San Diego, where the couple lived for the next 6 years. During that period Rahal appeared in several US feature films, including the 1999 movie "Bridge of Dragons", where he plays alongside Dolph Lundgren. In 2001 he starred as Dmitri Minkov in "Operation Delta Force 4: Deep Fault" directed by Mark Roper. "City of Fear" is Rahal's next feature, where he plays opposite Gary Daniels.

In 2006 the family relocated their home to Los Angeles. Shortly afterward, Bashar took part in few major film and TV productions. Some of the projects include a guest role in the critically acclaimed Emmy Award-winning Fox TV series Arrested Development, created by Mitchell Hurwitz and two-time Academy Award-winning American actor, film director, and producer Ron Howard.

Bashar attracted broader public attention with a supporting role in the 2006 BBC Drama/Documentary "Hannibal", where he played Hasdrubal, the brother of Hannibal, played by Alexander Siddig ("24", "Syriana" and "Kingdom of Heaven").

Bashar Rahal also played in the 2008 movie "War, Inc.", directed by Joshua Seftel. Among the star cast are three Academy Award winners - Ben Kingsley, Marisa Tomei and Joan Cusack. The lead roles are played by John Cusack, who is also a writer and producer of the movie, and Hilary Duff.

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Filmography of Bashar Rahal (26 films)

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Security (2017)
, 1h32
Directed by Alain Desrochers
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Antonio Banderas, Ben Kingsley, Liam McIntyre, Chad Lindberg, Gabriella Wright, Bashar Rahal
Roles Fake US Marshal
Rating57% 2.860852.860852.860852.860852.86085
Un gardien de sécurité d'un centre commercial protège une jeune fille qui est visée par un gang voulant l’empêcher de témoigner durant un procès important.
Day of the Dead: Bloodline, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Action, Horror
Actors Sophie Skelton, Johnathon Schaech, Bashar Rahal
Roles Daniels
Rating34% 1.730321.730321.730321.730321.73032
Zoé Parker, étudiante en médecine, se voit confrontée aux avances pressantes de l'un de ses patients, ayant pour particularité d'avoir un taux de globules blancs anormalement élevé. Au cours d'une soirée organisée à l'hôpital, les étudiants fêtent la fin de leurs examens lorsque d'étranges événements se produisent…
Boyka: Undisputed IV
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films, Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Scott Adkins, Bashar Rahal, Alon Abutbul, Yulian Vergov
Roles Scout #2
Rating70% 3.5029053.5029053.5029053.5029053.502905
In the fourth installment of the fighting franchise, Boyka is shooting for the big leagues when an accidental death in the ring makes him question everything he stands for. When he finds out the wife of the man he accidentally killed is in trouble, Boyka offers to fight in a series of impossible battles to free her from a life of servitude.
Septembers of Shiraz, 1h49
Directed by Wayne Blair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Adrien Brody, Salma Hayek, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Anthony Azizi, Gabriella Wright, Bashar Rahal
Roles Komiteh Member
Rating61% 3.0975253.0975253.0975253.0975253.097525
En 1979, à Téhéran, lors de la révolution iranienne, Isaac Amis, un marchand de bijoux respecté, est arrêté et accusé d'être un espion. Il est rapidement emprisonné. Sa femme, Farnez, est prête à tout pour le sauver alors que le pays plonge dans le chaos.
The Throwaways, 1h30
Directed by Tony Bui
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Action
Actors James Caan, Noel Clarke, Kevin Dillon, Katie McGrath, Sam Huntington, Scott Klace
Roles The Broker
Rating46% 2.3210352.3210352.3210352.3210352.321035
Le célèbre pirate informatique Drew Reynolds est capturé par la C.I.A et se voir poposer un marché : soir il travaille pour leur compte, soit il passe le reste de sa vie en prison. Drew accepte à condition qu'il puisse former sa propre équipe. Il réunit alors un groupe de "Throwaways".
Survivor (2015)
, 1h36
Directed by James McTeigue
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Milla Jovovich, James D'Arcy, Dylan McDermott, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Angela Bassett
Roles Militiaman #2
Rating56% 2.8014652.8014652.8014652.8014652.801465
Kate Abbott is an employee for the American Embassy in London, who began working in the government after most of her friends were killed in 9/11. While she is implementing new, more stringent visa applications for potential terrorist suspects, most of her team are killed while attending a restaurant for the birthday of their superior, Bill Talbot, with Kate only surviving because she left the restaurant to get a last-minute present for Bill. An investigation into the attack reveals that the bomb has traces of chromium, leading one of Kate's fellow employees, Sam Parker, to deduce that the perpetrator was the Watchmaker, one of the world's most wanted killers, known for his precision work, who detonated a bomb with similar traces in Paris some time earlier. Kate's subsequent attempts to find out the cause of the explosion reveal that Bill was being blackmailed to let certain visa applicants through after terrorists abducted his son, and the man behind the attack was indeed the Watchmaker. Her efforts uncover a plan to detonate another bomb at Times Square in New York City during the New Year's Eve celebrations. As she carries out her own investigation, she is attacked by Bill and later classified as a suspect for the attacks, forcing her to sneak back into the embassy to create false passports for herself to follow the Watchmaker to New York, with support from Sam Parker, her superior at the embassy and one of two who believes in her innocence. In a final confrontation in Times Square, she manages to kill the Watchmaker by throwing him off a roof before he can trigger the bomb, allowing her to clear her name.
The Expendables 3, 2h6
Directed by Simon West, Avi Lerner, Patrick Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren
Roles Chief Commander (uncredited)
Rating61% 3.0512053.0512053.0512053.0512053.051205
The Expendables—led by Barney Ross and formed by Lee Christmas, Gunnar Jensen, and Toll Road—extract former member Doctor Death, a knives specialist and team medic, from a military prison during his transfer on a train. They recruit Doc to assist them in intercepting a shipment of bombs meant to be delivered to a warlord in Somalia. Arriving there, they reunite with Hale Caesar, who directs them to the drop point, where Ross is surprised to find out that the arms trader providing the bombs is Conrad Stonebanks, a former co-founder of the Expendables who went rogue and was presumed dead. In the ensuing firefight, The Expendables manage to kill all but Stonebanks, who shoots Caesar twice. As the team attempts to aid him, they are forced to retreat due to Stonebanks' advanced weaponry, and Caesar is severely injured in the process.
Automata (2014)
, 1h50
Origin Espagne
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Pregnancy films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about sexuality, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Jessica Alba, Sofía Vergara, Dylan McDermott, Danny Trejo, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith
Roles Doctor
Rating59% 2.997412.997412.997412.997412.99741
In the late 2030s, solar flares irradiate the Earth, killing over 99% of the world's population. The survivors gather in a network of safe cities and build primitive humanoid robots, called Pilgrims, to help rebuild and operate in the harsh environment. These robots have two unalterable protocols: they can not harm any form of life, and they may not modify any robot. Initially seen as mankind's salvation, they are relegated to manual labor when they fail to stop the advance of desertification. Society has regressed due to lack of technology besides the Pilgrims (lack of functional planes or other transport prevents travel and cars are a rare commodity) and humanity is on the brink of collapsing.
The Legend of Hercules, 1h39
Directed by Renny Harlin
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Kellan Lutz, Liam McIntyre, Roxanne McKee, Gaia Weiss, Johnathon Schaech, Scott Adkins
Roles Battalion Commander
Rating42% 2.106962.106962.106962.106962.10696
In 1200 BC ancient Greece, King Amphitryon of Tiryns invades Argos. Amphitryon eventually fights rival King Galenus in personal combat, killing Galenus and seizing his kingdom. Queen Alcmene is disgusted by her husband's thirst for power and warmongering. She prays to Hera for guidance and Hera, wife of Zeus, tells her that she will allow Zeus to impregnate Alcemene with the savior of her people, a demi-god son to be named Hercules. The only other witness to this is Chiron, the queen's loyal adviser. Amphitryon names his new "son" Alcides, though Alcmene secretly acknowledges his true name as Hercules.
In the Name of the King III, 1h26
Directed by Uwe Boll
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Time travel films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Dominic Purcell, Bashar Rahal
Roles Ulrich
Rating30% 1.518691.518691.518691.518691.51869
Hazen Kaine (Dominic Purcell) is a ruthless modern-day assassin, wanting out, and is hired for one final job, determined to quit the business after carrying out that one last job involving a European royal family, kidnapping the two daughters. Hazen easily completes this task, and locks the two girls in a connex box and discovers that one of the girls is wearing a necklace with a charm that looks similar to a tattoo he has and takes the charm from the young girl, which opens a portal to the Middle Ages.
El Gringo
El Gringo (2012)
, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Scott Adkins, Christian Slater, Sofía Sisniega, Michael Jai White, Bashar Rahal, Darren Shahlavi
Roles Sullivan
Rating54% 2.71172.71172.71172.71172.7117
Following an ambush in which he is wounded, and his undercover DEA partners are killed, The Man escapes into Mexico with a case holding two million dollars, and arrives in the dusty town of El Fronteras. He faces danger from the local sheriff and his thugs, a local drug cartel, his checkered past and his former DEA boss.
Conan the Barbarian, 1h52
Directed by Marcus Nispel
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Saïd Taghmaoui, Leo Howard
Roles Quarter Master
Rating51% 2.551822.551822.551822.551822.55182
Conan is the son of Corin, chief of a barbarian tribe. The youth is a skilled but violent warrior, who his father believes is not ready to wield his own sword. One day, their village is attacked by the forces of Khalar Zym, a warlord who wishes to reunite the pieces of the Mask of Acheron in order to revive his dead wife and conquer Hyboria. Thousands of years ago, the Mask, crafted by a group of sorcerers and used to subjugate the world, was broken into many pieces, which were scattered among the barbarian tribes. After locating Corin's piece of the mask, and murdering the entire village, Zym leaves. Conan is the only survivor, and swears revenge.
Footsteps in the Sand, 1h29
Directed by Ivaylo Hristov
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Ivan Barnev, Asen Blatechki, Carla Rahal, Velko Kanev, Bashar Rahal, Labina Mitevska
Roles Hanny
Rating81% 4.0902354.0902354.0902354.0902354.090235
Slavi (Ivan Barnev) once believed to have found true love in Nelly (Yana Titova). When he realizes that his girlfriend is in love with another man, he drowns his sorrows in alcohol, gets into conflict with the government and eventually runs away from Bulgaria. This is the start of a year-long odyssey that takes him halfway around the world: from a refugee camp in Austria to the streets of New York and the Utah desert. There he meets an Native American who gives him an amulet, which he can win back his love. Slavi returns to Bulgaria and indeed he meets Nelly .
Whiteout (2009)
, 1h41
Directed by Stuart Baird, Len Wiseman, Dominic Sena
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht, Columbus Short, Tom Skerritt, Alex O'Loughlin, Shawn Doyle
Roles Russian Pilot
Rating55% 2.7510052.7510052.7510052.7510052.751005
Inside a Russian cargo plane flying above Antarctica. In the cargo hold, three Russians sit with a padlocked box. The co-pilot leaves his seat and goes into the cargo hold, and then begins to shoot the other men, who return fire. The chaos caused by the gunfight leads to a crash which kills all aboard. In modern times, newcomers arrive at the United States' Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica, while others who are scheduled to leave are preparing to do so early because of a storm. They must depart before the onset of winter or remain for six months. Deputy U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) has been working in Antarctica for two years, since a betrayal by her partner in Miami that killed him and nearly killed her. She plans to retire after returning to the United States in two days.
Direct Contact, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Actors Dolph Lundgren, Michael Paré, Bashar Rahal, Raycho Stevanov Vasiliev
Roles General Drago
Rating42% 2.110332.110332.110332.110332.11033
Mike Riggins (Dolph Lundgren), an imprisoned ex-US Special forces operative in Eastern Europe, is offered his freedom and money to rescue an American woman, Ana Gale (Gina May), who has been kidnapped by a ruthless warlord. But, shortly after freeing her, Mike discovers that the kidnap story was just a ruse to bring Ana out into the open. Our hero suddenly finds himself and his charge being hunted by ruthless government, para-military, and underworld organizations – all who want him dead and Ana under their control. With no one to turn to, and the enemies closing in, Mike must uncover the truth about Ana and bring her to the safety of the U.