Yigal Naor (Hebrew: יגאל נאור‎‎; born 1958) is an Israeli actor.

Naor was born in Givatayim 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 President Bashar Al-Assad.


Awards and nominations

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

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