Igal Naor

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Igal Naor (Hebrew: יגאל נאור‎; born (1958-06-25)June 25, 1958) is an Israeli actor, sometimes credited as Yigal Naor.

Igal Naor
Born (1958-06-25) June 25, 1958 (age 63)
Years active1987–present

Naor was born in Givatayim, Israel, to Mizrahi Jewish parents from Iraq.[1] He has appeared in the American films Munich, Green Zone and Rendition. Naor portrayed Saddam Hussein in the four-episode House of Saddam television docudrama from BBC and HBO (2008), in an acclaimed performance. In Season 5, Episode 4 of Homeland, he portrays General Youssef, a high-ranking Syrian military officer whom the CIA wants to install in place of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. He also appeared in the Netflix series, Fauda.

Selected filmographyEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Nominated work Category Award Result Notes Ref.
1996 Saint Clara Best Supporting Actor Ophir Award [3]


  1. ^ "Between Two Rivers, my friend and the Saddam Hussein dreamroll". CultCase. 29 October 2007.
  2. ^ "IMDb Pro : 300: Rise of an Empire Business Details". Pro.imdb.com. 27 July 2007. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  3. ^ "היוצרים הזוכים בפרס אופיר לאורך שנות פעילות האקדמיה" [Creative award recipients in the history of the Ophir Awards] (in Hebrew). Israeli Academy of Film and Television. Retrieved 29 May 2016.

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