Young Egyptian actor Amr Waked has played an important role in the controversial new Hollywood movie Syriana. Syriana is a movie taken from the memoirs of Robert Baer; a CIA agent and a specialist in Middle East Affairs.
Waked plays an Egyptian who prepares young men for becoming Suicide bombers. And stars along side George Clooney & Matt Damon.
Waked says that at the beginning he refused to play the part of the terrorist Arab, but when he found out that the picture ain't as bad as it appears, and that the aim is not to show Arabs as barbaric terrorists but the contrary, he agreed.
Waked also said that Hollywood has taken a very brave step in trying to clarify the truth. But the road is still very long and difficult!