Arts & Artists
Akkad, Mustapha

(1930- 2005)

Mustapha Akkad was born in Aleppo,
Syria in 1930. He studied theater arts at UCLA in California, and received a Masters Degree from the University of Southern California. He started his professional work in television with biography on the different ethnic groups in the States and how their backgrounds affect their lives in America.

• Halloween, the Curse of Michael Myers, 1995

• Halloween 5, 1989

• Halloween 4, 1988

• Appointment with Fear, 1985

Lion of the Desert, 1981. Starring Anthony Quinn, the story of the Libyan freedom fighter Omar Al-Mokhtar and the Libyans’ fight for freedom against the Italians.

• Halloween, 1978

• The Message, 1976. The film was about the birth of Islam, starring Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas

He was killed on November 9. 2005 in the tragic attack on hotels in Amman Jordan.