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Moustapha Akkad

1930 - 2005

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Moustapha Al Akkad (Arabic: مصطفى العقاد; July 1, 1930 – November 11, 2005) was a Syrian-American film producer and director, best known for producing the original series of Halloween films and directing The Message and Lion of the Desert. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Moustapha Akkad has received more than 779,074 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Moustapha Akkad is the 131st most popular film director (down from 127th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Syria and the most popular Syrian Film Director.

Moustapha Akkad is most famous for his work on the movie "The Message."

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Among film directors, Moustapha Akkad ranks 131 out of 1,581Before him are Jiří Menzel, Peter Greenaway, Michael Curtiz, Aki Kaurismäki, John Woo, and Mel Brooks. After him are René Clément, Claude Lelouch, D. W. Griffith, István Szabó, Andrei Konchalovsky, and Kim Ki-duk.

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Among people born in 1930, Moustapha Akkad ranks 51Before him are Ali al-Sistani, Carlos Kleiber, Yves Chauvin, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, and Adunis. After him are Armin Mueller-Stahl, Reinhard Selten, David Dacko, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, Gena Rowlands, and Jerome Isaac Friedman. Among people deceased in 2005, Moustapha Akkad ranks 33Before him are Ernst Mayr, Ezer Weizman, Milton Obote, George F. Kennan, Maria Schell, and Max Schmeling. After him are Anne Bancroft, Joseph Rotblat, Ibrahim Ferrer, George Dantzig, Lucien Laurent, and Robert Wise.

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Among people born in Syria, Moustapha Akkad ranks 33 out of 181Before him are Antiochus II Theos (-286), Avidius Cassius (130), Yazid II (687), Émile Benveniste (1902), Romanos the Melodist (490), and Adunis (1930). After him are Heliodorus of Emesa (250), Julia Maesa (165), Odaenathus (220), Yazid III (701), Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700), and Nicolaus of Damascus (-64).


Among film directors born in Syria, Moustapha Akkad ranks 1