Mohamad Chamas

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Mohamad Chamas is a Lebanese actor. In 1998 he was living in an orphanage,[1] and had no acting experience, when director Ziad Doueiri cast him in a leading role in the critically acclaimed film West Beyrouth.[2] He has been described as having "the explosiveness of James Cagney".[3]


Year Film
1998 Omar in West Beyrouth
2003 Abid in Blind Flight


  1. ^ Nesselson, Lisa (1998-06-01). "West Beirut". Variety. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  2. ^ Stack, Peter (1999-11-05). "Courting Danger in Beirut". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  3. ^ "FROM JOYRIDE TO JOURNEY IN 'WEST BEIRUT,' YOUTH LEARNS WAR IS ANYTHING BUT CIVIL.". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1999-10-08. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 

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