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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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Oct 20, 1974
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Operation Delta Force 4: Deep Fault 1999-12-09
Latest Project:
Movie Security 2017-03-04
Known For
Poster of 11 A
Poster of Whiteout
Poster of The Unit
Poster of 24

Security (2017)

as Fake US Marshal
5.9 157 votes

Boyka: Undisputed IV (2016)

Thriller Action Crime
as Scout #2
5.9 376 votes

11 A (2016)

Drama Comedy
as Ivan

11a (2016)

Comedy Drama
as Ivan
10. 1 votes

Septembers of Shiraz (2015)

Drama Thriller
as Komiteh Member
5.5 29 votes

The Throwaways (2015)

Action Thriller Fantasy
as The Broker
5.2 19 votes

Automata (2014)

Thriller Science Fiction
as Doctor
5.6 743 votes

Rapid Response Corps 2: Nuclear Threat (2014)

Comedy Action
as Kutrum
7.5 1 votes

The Legend of Hercules (2014)

Action Adventure
as Battalion Commander
4.4 603 votes

In the Name of the King III (2013)

Action Adventure Drama Fantasy
as Ulrich
3.3 18 votes

Assassin's Bullet (2012)

Action Thriller
as Abdullah Said
3.3 27 votes

El Gringo (2012)

Adventure Drama Action Thriller
as Sullivan
5.2 49 votes

Conan the Barbarian (2011)

Adventure Fantasy Action
as Quarter Master
5.1 676 votes

Footsteps in the Sand (2010)

Drama Comedy
as Hanny
7.7 3 votes

Whiteout (2009)

Action Crime Mystery Thriller
as Russian Pilot
5.4 257 votes

The Tournament (2009)

Horror Action Thriller
as Asa Sadi
5.7 214 votes

Direct Contact (2009)

Action Adventure Thriller
as General Drago
4.4 15 votes

Shark in Venice (2008)

as Medical Examiner
5.1 13 votes

War, Inc. (2008)

Action Adventure Comedy Thriller
as Video Guy #1
5.6 101 votes

Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006)

Action Drama
as Hasdrubal
4.6 6 votes

The Unit (2006)

Action & Adventure Drama
as Unknown
7.0 41 votes

Target of Opportunity (2005)

Adventure Drama Action Thriller
as Ivan

Death Train (2003)

as Lopez

Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002)

as Luis Ruiz
4.3 20 votes

24 (2001)

Action & Adventure Drama
as Unknown
7.6 390 votes

Operation Delta Force 4: Deep Fault (1999)

as Dmitri Minkov
3.5 6 votes