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Yigal Naor is a Actor Israelien born on 25 june 1958 at Giv'atayim (Israel)

Yigal Naor

Yigal Naor
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Nationality Israel
Birth 25 june 1958 (63 years) at Giv'atayim (Israel)

Yigal Naor (Hebrew: יגאל נאור‎; born 1958) is an Israeli actor.

Naor was born in Givatayim of Iraqi Jewish descent. He has appeared in the American films Munich, Green Zone and Rendition. Naor portrays Saddam Hussein in the four episode House of Saddam television docudrama from BBC and HBO (2008), in an acclaimed performance. In Season 5, Episode 4 of Homeland (TV series), he portrays General Youssef, a high ranking Syrian military officer whom the CIA wants to install in place of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

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Green Zone (2010)

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Filmography of Yigal Naor (15 films)

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Stratton (2017)
, 1h35
Directed by Simon West
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism
Actors Dominic Cooper, Gemma Chan, Austin Stowell, Tyler Hoechlin, Tom Felton, Thomas Kretschmann
Roles Tariq Alawi
Rating48% 2.405732.405732.405732.405732.40573
A British Special Boat Service agent tracks down an international terrorist cell.
The Promise, 2h14
Directed by Terry George
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, James Cromwell, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jean Reno
Roles Mesrob
Rating60% 3.0008753.0008753.0008753.0008753.000875
En 1915, dans les derniers jours de l'Empire ottoman, un étudiant en médecine arménien, fiancé à une jeune femme de son village, fait la rencontre d'un journaliste américain et de son amie et tombe éperdument amoureux de cette dernière. Ils essayent tous trois de survivre au génocide arménien.
300: Rise of an Empire, 1h42
Directed by Noam Murro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Fantasy, Action, Peplum
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Superhero films
Actors Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro, Hans Matheson, Caitlin Carmichael, Callan Mulvey
Roles King Darius
Rating61% 3.099113.099113.099113.099113.09911
Queen Gorgo of Sparta tells her men about the Battle of Marathon, in which King Darius I of Persia was killed by General Themistocles of Athens 10 years earlier. Darius' son, Xerxes, witnesses his father's death, and is advised to not continue the war, since only "the gods can defeat the Greeks". Darius' naval commander, Artemisia, claims that Darius' last words were in fact a challenge and sends Xerxes on a journey through the desert. Xerxes finally reaches a cave and bathes in an otherworldly liquid, emerging as the 8-feet tall "God-King". He returns to Persia and declares war on Greece to avenge his father.
Farewell Baghdad, 1h45
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Actors Yigal Naor, Uri Gavriel, Mira Awad, Makram J. Khoury
Roles Salman
Rating68% 3.4258153.4258153.4258153.4258153.425815
Green Zone
Green Zone (2010)
, 1h55
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Yigal Naor, Brendan Gleeson, Amy Ryan, Khalid Abdalla
Roles General Al Rawi
Rating67% 3.3980753.3980753.3980753.3980753.398075
On March 19, 2003, Iraqi General Mohammed Al-Rawi (Yigal Naor) meets with his officers and aides in Baghdad to discuss the invasion of Iraq. Al-Rawi decides to wait for the Americans to arrive and offer him a deal.
The Infidel, 1h45
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Richard Schiff, Omid Djalili, Archie Panjabi, Yigal Naor, Matt Lucas, Ricky Sekhon
Roles Arshad El-Masri
Rating63% 3.197393.197393.197393.197393.19739
Mahmud Nasir (Omid Djalili) is a loving husband, doting father and a "relaxed" British Muslim who frequently listens to rock music, particularly the long deceased pop star Gary Page (James Floyd), and occasionally drinks alcohol. His son, Rashid, wishes to get married to Uzma, but he and Uzma need the blessing of her devout Muslim cleric stepfather, Arshad Al-Masri (Yigal Naor), whose actions and beliefs have earned him the contempt of many British Muslims. Mahmud reluctantly agrees to put on the act of devout Muslim for the occasion.
Rendition (2007)
, 2h2
Directed by Gavin Hood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy
Themes Films set in Africa, Spy films, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Sarsgaard, Moa Khouas, Alan Arkin, Omar Metwally
Roles Abasi Fawal
Rating67% 3.398553.398553.398553.398553.39855
CIA analyst Douglas Freeman (Jake Gyllenhaal) is briefing a newly arrived CIA agent in a square in an unnamed country in North Africa (filmed in Marrakech), when a suicide attack kills this agent and 18 other people. The target was a high-ranking police official, Abbas-i "Abasi" Fawal (Yigal Naor), who acts as a liaison for the United States and whose tasks include conducting interrogations and overseeing the application of techniques amounting to torture. Fawal escapes unscathed.
Munich (2005)
, 2h44
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Historical, Politic
Themes Films set in Africa, Spy films, Films about religion, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Films about the Olympic Games, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz, Hanns Zischler, Omar Metwally
Roles Mahmoud Hamshari
Rating74% 3.7482253.7482253.7482253.7482253.748225
Munich begins with a depiction of the events of the 1972 Munich Olympics and then cuts to the home of Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir, where Avner Kaufman (Eric Bana), a Mossad agent of German-Jewish descent, is chosen to lead an assassination mission against 11 Palestinians allegedly involved in the massacre. To give the Israeli government plausible deniability and at the direction of his handler Ephraim (Geoffrey Rush), Avner resigns from Mossad and operates with no official ties to Israel. His team includes four Jewish volunteers from around the world: South African driver Steve (Daniel Craig), Belgian toy-maker and explosives expert Robert (Mathieu Kassovitz), former Israeli soldier and "cleaner" Carl (Ciarán Hinds), and a Danish document forger named Hans (Hanns Zischler). They are given information by a shadowy French informant, Louis (Mathieu Amalric).
Time of Favor, 1h42
Directed by Joseph Cedar
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Aki Avni, Assi Dayan (אסי דיין), Yigal Naor
Rating66% 3.3434853.3434853.3434853.3434853.343485
In Time of Favor Manachem, a handsome, stoic soldier in the Israeli Defense Force, is offered his own unit, made up of fellow students from Rabbi Meltzer’s West Bank Yeshiva. At the same time, Rabbi Meltzer plays matchmaker with his daughter, Michal, and star student Pini. It’s no surprise that Michal, strong-willed and independent, prefers Manachem’s silent strength to Pini’s over excitement. The love triangle knots up and the political tension raises throughout the film until everyone’s allegiances are tested in the end.
Saint Clara, 1h25
Directed by Ari Folman
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Maya Maron, Yigal Naor, Orly Silbersatz Banai, Menashe Noy, Evgenia Dodina
Roles Headmaster Tissona
Rating69% 3.48813.48813.48813.48813.4881
The film takes place in 1999 in a small Israeli town, in which a young girl called Clara (Lucy Dubinchik) discovers that she has paranormal powers that allow her to predict the future.
Deadline (1987)
, 1h40
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about writers, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Christopher Walken, Hywel Bennett, Amos Lavi, Moshe Ivgy, Sasson Gabai, Etti Ankri
Roles Antoine
Rating54% 2.70712.70712.70712.70712.7071
Ace Reporter Don Stevens (Christopher Walken) is an American journalist who goes to Beirut, Lebanon during the civil war. He stays in a hotel with English journalist Mike Jessop. He is promised an interview with a top PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Palestinian Yassin Abu-Riadd (Amos Lavi). However, this proves to be a set-up and he is duped into interviewing an imposter who claims the PLO are prepared to negotiate peacefully. Outraged by this deception, Stevens becomes determined to find out the truth. In this quest he is helped by a Scandinavian doctor, Linda, who it emerges is Yassin's estranged girlfriend. Along the way, Stevens is hindered by everyone around him: The PLO threaten him, the Phalangists arrest him and the Israelis ignore him. Tricked and beaten, he gradually uncovers a murder plot, double agents, the bombing of the Phalangists headquarters and, most terrifying of all, a plan to massacre hundreds of civilians. In a story that takes the lid off events in Lebanon, Don Stevens becomes a reluctant hero, and in doing so, gets the scoop of a lifetime.