Igal Naor

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Igal Naor
Born (1958-06-25)June 25, 1958
Givatayim, Israel
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987–present

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

Naor was born in Givatayim, Israel of Iraqi Jewish descent.[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 Pres. Bashar Al-Assad.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Award Result Notes Citation
1996 Saint Clara Best Supporting Actor Ophir Award Won [2]


  1. ^ "Between Two Rivers, my friend and the Saddam Hussein dreamroll". CultCase. 29 October 2007. 
  2. ^ "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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