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).
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.
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.