Oscar as Bassam

Directed by: Ridley Scott
Written by: William Monahan (screenplay), David Ignatius (novel)
Produced by: Ridley Scott
Production year: 2007
Original release: October 10, 2008 (USA)
Running time: 2 hours, 8 minutes
Other cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong
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CIA agent Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) hatches a bold but dangerous plan to capture terrorist Al-Saleem. With the help of Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) who is a master of subterfuge, Ferris creates a fake terrorist organization to prompt Al-Saleem out of hiding. At the same time, Ferris must keep his plan secret from Hani (Mark Strong), the head of Jordanian intelligence, because Ferris will lose his own life if Hani finds out.