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      Fares Fares

      Highest Rated: 100% A Conspiracy of Faith (2016)

      Lowest Rated: 28% Child 44 (2015)

      Birthday: Apr 29, 1973

      Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

      Though best known to audiences in his native Scandinavia for comic turns in films like "Jalla! Jalla!" (2000), actor Fares Fares made a name for himself in dramatic features, often playing men of determination in films like "Zero Dark Thirty" (2012) and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" (2016), as well as series like "Westworld" (HBO, 2016- ). Born April 29, 1973 in Beirut, Lebanon to Swedish and Lebanese parents, he relocated to Sweden in his early teens during the final years of the Lebanese Civil War. He became involved with acting through a theater group in his new hometown Öfrebro, and later studied drama near Gothenburg and with the Theatre Tamauer. In the late '90s, he teamed with his brother, Josef, who was attempting to launch his own career as a director; together, the siblings wrote the script for the Swedish production company Memfis Film. The company passed on their first effort, but purchased their next script, a cultural comedy about a park worker who runs afoul of his Lebanese family's traditions when he introduces them to his Swedish girlfriend. Directed by Josef and starring Fares, "Jalla! Jalla!: was a sizable hit, and led to more collaborations, including the satirical "Kopps" (2003), with Fares as an officer with a police force starved for action, and a semi-autobiographical drama, "Zozo" (2005), about a Lebanese boy who comes to Sweden after being separated from his family. Fares' dream of working in Hollywood came to pass in 2010, when director Daniel Espinosa - an assistant on "Jalla! Jalla!" - cast him in the crime drama "Easy Money" (2010), with Joel Kinnaman. The success of the film led to more roles in Stateside features, including Espinosa's "Safe House" (2012) and the Richard Price-penned "Child 44" (2015), and Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," which cast him as a CIA operative assisting in the hunt for Osama Bin Ladin. Fares also continued to work in European films, most notably a popular trio of thrillers, including "Keeper of Lost Causes" (2014), based on the novels of Jussi Adler-Olsen, and Thomas Vinterberg's critically praised "The Commune" (2016). His widest exposure may have come with a small role as a galactic senator in Gareth Edwards' "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,: though he soon added another role in a wildly popular science fiction franchise when he joined the cast of "Westworld" in its second season as a technician investigating the massacre that capped the first season's concluding episode.

      Highest rated movies

      A Conspiracy of Faith
      The Absent One
      The Nile Hilton Incident
      Zero Dark Thirty
      Cairo Conspiracy
      Easy Money
      A Day and a Half
      The Commune

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      71% 57% A Day and a Half Lukas (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2023
      85% 84% Cairo Conspiracy Ibrahim (Character) - 2022
      44% 72% The Contractor Salim (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet 80% The Purity of Vengeance (Journal 64) Unknown (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Purity of Vengeance Assad (Character) - 2018
      91% 62% The Nile Hilton Incident Noredin (Character) $80.8K 2017
      71% 60% The Commune Allon (Character) $38.3K 2016
      100% 67% A Conspiracy of Faith Assad (Character) - 2016
      28% 42% Child 44 Alexei Andreyev (Character) $1.2M 2015
      92% 68% The Absent One Assad (Character) - 2014
      71% 68% The Keeper of Lost Causes Assad (Character) - 2013
      50% 48% Easy Money II Mahmoud (Character) - 2012
      91% 80% Zero Dark Thirty Hakim (Character) $95.7M 2012
      53% 63% Safe House Vargas (Character) $126.1M 2012
      85% 63% Easy Money Mahmoud (Character) $188.9K 2010
      No Score Yet 75% For a Moment, Freedom Manu (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 38% Kill Your Darlings Omar (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 27% Bang Bang Orangutang Patrik (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Day and Night Kristian (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chlorox, Ammonia and Coffee Jesus (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The fakir Frank Flambert (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 80% Kops Jacob (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Days Like This Michel (Character) - 2001
      56% 75% Jalla! Jalla! Roro (Character) - 2000

      TV

      Credit
      83% 71% The Wheel of Time Ishmael (Character) 2023
      79% 75% Westworld Antoine Costa (Guest Star) 2018
      60% 78% Tyrant Fauzi Nadal (Character) 2014-2016