Appeared on the big screen first in 1998 in Gannat al shayateen.
Is best known for his role in the 2005 geopolitical thriller Syriana.
Portrayed Saddam Hussein's son-in-law in the 2008 TV drama House of Saddam.
Played with Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Gwyneth Paltrow in the film Contagion and co-starred with Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor and Kristin Scott Thomas in the romantic comedy-drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, both released in 2011.
Is the father of Ramy Hassan in the series Ramy since 2019.