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Alon Abutbul (אלון מוני אבוטבול‎; born 28 May 1965) is an Israeli actor. He won the IFFI Best Actor Award (Male) at the 44th International Film Festival of India.

Biography

Abutbul was born in Kiryat Ata, Israel, to a Sephardic Jewish family from Egypt and Algeria. He attended the Thelma Yellin High School of Arts in Givatayim.

After graduating from the Thelma Yellin High School in 1983 Abutbul appeared in the Israeli film Hapnimiyah. In 1985 Abutbul starred in the film Bar 51 directed by Amos Guttman alongside Mosko Alkalai and Smadar Kilchinsky, and took part in the Israeli film Battle of the Chairmanship in which he played alongside the popular Israeli comedy group HaGashash HaHiver.

Abutbul's first role in a big popular film was in 1986 when he was cast in the Israeli film Shtei Etzbaot Mi'Tzidon (Two Fingers from Sidon), a performance for which Abutbul was later awarded the "Best Actor" award at the Jerusalem Film Festival. In 1988, Abutbul played in the Israeli film Makom L'Yad Hayam alongside Anat Tzachor and in the American film Rambo III alongside Sylvester Stallone.

Abutbul has appeared in films and TV for more than 40 years. In 2005, he was voted the 158th-greatest Israeli of all time, in a poll by the Israeli news website Ynet to determine who the general public considered the 200 Greatest Israelis. Abutbul has more recently appeared in Christopher Nolan's 2012 movie The Dark Knight Rises as Dr. Leonid Pavel.

Abutbul lives in Los Angeles, California with his partner Shir Bilya. They have four children together.

Filmography

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