Fares Fares

Fares Fares

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

Lowest Rated: 27% 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
Easy Money
The Commune
The Keeper of Lost Causes
Jalla! Jalla!

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 79% The Purity of Vengeance (Journal 64) Unknown (Character) - 2018
91% 59% The Nile Hilton Incident Noredin (Character) $80.8K 2017
71% 59% The Commune Allon (Character) $38.3K 2016
100% 66% A Conspiracy of Faith Assad (Character) - 2016
27% 41% Child 44 Alexei Andreyev (Character) $1.2M 2015
92% 67% The Absent One Assad (Character) - 2014
71% 67% The Keeper of Lost Causes Assad (Character) - 2013
50% 46% 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
86% 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 Chlorox, Ammonia and Coffee Jesus (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Day and Night Kristian (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 80% Kops Jacob (Character) - 2003
56% 76% Jalla! Jalla! Roro (Character) - 2000

TV

Credit
81% 78% Westworld Antoine Costa (Guest Star) 2018
60% 79% Tyrant Fauzi Nadal (Character) 2014-2016