Ghassan Massoud, Syria
Ghassan Massoud Source: IMDb

Ghassan Massoud, the Syrian actor who played Muslim military general  Salah Eldin in Kingdom of Heaven, has made quite a name for himself in Hollywood. 

He's now returning for another film alongside British director and producer Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner (1982,) Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, and The Martian).

Ghassan Massoud, Kingdom of Heaven
Ghassan Massoud in Kingdom of Heaven Source: Alchetron

Their latest project, All the Money in the World, will see top Hollywood actors Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams, and Kevin Spacey join forces. 

The crime drama tells the story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt of his devoted mother, Gail, to bring him back.

The film - based on John Pearson's novel Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty - is set to be released this December. 

Ghassan Massoud, All the Money in the World
Massoud in All the Money in the World Source: Youtube

Massoud was born on September 20, 1958 in Damascus, Syria. He graduated from and taught at the High Institution of Theatrical Arts for ten years. 

He is known back home for his many appearances in Syrian films, writing and directing the theater play Diplomasiyyoun (Diplomats,) as well as being part of the Syrian Ministry of Culture's National Theater's 2002 season. 

He appeared in the Egyptian film El Waad (The Promise, 2008) alongside Egyptian actors Asser Yassin and Ruby.

He also played the "Sheikh" in famous Turkish film Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak (Valley of the Wolves Iraq, 2006) and appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End in 2007.

Here's the trailer of All the Money in the World: