Fares Fares is a Swedish actor born in Beirut, Lebanon. He made his Hollywood debut in the Denzel Washington movie Safe House (2012). He then acquired roles such as the CIA officer Hakim in Zero Dark Thirty Fares and a role in Child 44 with Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU? WHY?
Watching a really good film, preferably alone in an empty cinema, really inspires me.
WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? WHY?
I’m afraid of bugs, the smaller the worst. I guess it’s about being afraid of loosing control. You cant see the small ones coming.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE CHANGE... IN THE WORLD?
If I could make the world become just, I would do it in a heartbeat.
HOW DO YOU THINK INDIVIDUALS CAN AFFECT CHANGE IN THE WORLD?
If we all can affect one person in our lives, then that’s more than enough. It’s a snowball effect.
YOUR PHILOSOPHY ON LIFE?
Don’t let the pass or the feature make any decisions for you!
WHAT IDEALS ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU?
Justice and Honesty.
HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE – FLEEING WAR IN LEBANON, MOVING TO SWEDEN, ADAPTING AT A YOUNG AGE, LEARNING THE LANGUAGE – HAS INFLUENCED YOU – YOUR OUTLOOK, PERSONALITY, OR TALENT FOR ACTING ETC.?
Its really hard to know how my life has influenced me, it’s the only one I’ve tried. I don’t know any alternatives.
HOW DOES YOUR WORK IN ACTING RELATE TO YOUR LIFE OUTSIDE OF IT?
I’m fortunate enough to live my work; my work is partially my life.