Said Faraj as “Father”

Said Faraj   AOFF_Best-Supporting-Actor_Said-copy

As a young boy in war torn Lebanon, Award winning Actor Said Faraj became infatuated with acting after watching the adaptation of the play Les Miserables. Fast forward to Oct 1983. Said found himself in the United States after fleeing his native country with little more than the clothes on his back.  To date, Said has appeared in some memorable Hollywood films, including: Green Zone (Matt Damon, Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear); Ghost (Patrick Swayze, Whoopi Goldberg, Demi Moore); Bad Influence (Rob Lowe, James Spader); True Romance (Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper); The Siege (Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, Bruce Willis). He has had the good fortune of working alongside a virtual Who’s Who Among Talented Hollywood Directors, including Curtis Hanson, Sam Raimi, Tony Scott, Jerry Zucker, and Ed Zwick, among others. Television appearances include such hits as Intelligence; 24; Bones; ER; NCIS: L.A; The Shield; The Unit; and more. In 2012, Said reached another milestone when his production company, Cedar Films LLC, produced the short film The American Failure.