Egyptian actor Khaled El Nabawy

Updated 6:14 AM ET, Fri January 4, 2013
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Egyptian actor Khaled El Nabawy stars in "The Citizen," his first lead role in a Hollywood production. FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images/file
The actor-turned-activist took American film star Sean Penn to Egypt in 2011, where they toured the pyramids and also visited Tahrir Square in Cairo. AFP/Getty Images/file
Actress Naomi Watts and actor El Nabawy attend the "Fair Game'" premiere during the Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2010. Ian Gavan/Getty Images/file
The 2010 thriller was based on the memoir by former CIA agent Valerie Plame-Wilson (third from left), "Fair Game: My Life As A Spy, My Betrayal By The White House." Ian Gavan/Getty Images/file
Egyptian actor Khaled El Nabawy speaks after receiving the Best Arab TV Actor award during the Murex d'Or ceremony in Lebanon, on June 19, 2009. JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP/Getty Images/file