Moustapha Akkad

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Moustapha Akkad

Syrian American film producer and director, best known for producing the rebooted series of Halloween films and directing Mohammed, Messenger of God and Lion of the Desert add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1930.

Countries: United Kingdom (33%), France (22%), Mexico (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, The Message (1976 film)

Linked to: University of Southern California, Aleppo College, University of California, Los Angeles, Hyatt




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Moustapha Akkad was born in 1930 add something


In 1976, he produced and directed "Mohammad, Messenger of God" , starring Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas add something


Jack Hildyard - Moscow International Film Festival - He photographed both of producer-director Moustapha Akkad's films on Islamic history, "The Message" and "Lion of the Desert" and in 1983, director Mohamed Shukri Jameel's film, produced by Saddam Hussain, "Al-Mas' Ala Al-Kubra", which was nominated for the Golden Prize at the 1983 Moscow International Film Festival


Maurice Jarre - He was again nominated for an Academy Award for scoring "The Message" in 1976 for the director and producer Moustapha Akkad


In 1978, he helped make low-budget film history when he produced "Halloween" add something


In 1980 he directed "Lion of the Desert", in which Quinn and Irene Papas were joined by Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, and John Gielgud add something


He was killed along with his daughter Rima Akkad Monla in 2005 in Amman , Jordan by a suicide bomber add something

Moustapha Akkad died in 2005 add something


Akkad and his 34-year-old daughter, Rima Akkad Monla, were killed in the November 9, 2005 Amman bombings in Amman add something


In 2008, a street in downtown Beirut was renamed after Moustapha Akkad add something


The 2018 film "Halloween", a direct sequel to the 1978 original film, features a dedication to Akkad in the end credits add something


The Message (1976 film) - Trancas International and Front Row Filmed Entertainment have announced that the 4K restoration of Moustapha Akkad's seminal masterpiece 'The Message' will have a special event release for the Eid al-Fitr holiday starting on June 14, 2018