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Hristo Shopov

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Hristo Naumov Shopov (Bulgarian: Христо Наумов Шопов) (born January 4, 1964 in Sofia) is a Bulgarian actor. Shopov's father, Naum Shopov, is a famous Bulgarian actor as well. He is most noted for his portrayal of Pontius Pilate in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. He has become one of Bulgaria's most successful actors, making his debut in 1981 with Dishay, choveche (Breathe, Little Man!). His body of work includes many Bulgarian films such as Vchera (Yesterday) and Sledvay me (Follow Me). He has also appeared in several low-budget US film productions including Phantom Force, Target of Opportunity and Alien Hunter. In his homeland, he is best known for his role in the movie Vchera, which became a symbol of several generations. The movie tells the story of young Bulgarian people studying in an English college during Communist rule. Mary Soan, an assistant director of the film I Am David, suggested that he would be suited for the role of Pilate to Shaila Rubin, who was casting the film. After Hristo and Gibson had a brief conversation, Hristo was given the part. Shopov also played the role of Pontius Pilate in the 2006 film The Inquiry, which also cast Max von Sydow as Emperor Tiberius. He recently played the Russian premier in the upcoming Command Performance starring and directed by Dolph Lundgren. Description above from the Wikipedia article Hristo Naumov Shopov, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 4, 1964 In Sofia, Bulgaria
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Yesterday 1988-01-25
Latest Project:
Series South Wind 2020-01-19
Known For
Poster of Fourth Estate
Poster of Undisputed III: Redemption
Poster of L'inchiesta - Anno Domini XXXIII
Poster of Alien Hunter
Series South Wind Unknown 2020-01-19
Movie South Wind Dimitar 2018-10-23
Movie The Petrov File Unknown 2015-03-06
Movie Karbala Getow 2015-09-08
Movie Barabbas Kedar 2014-03-12
Series Fourth Estate Pavel Troianov 2013-09-29
Movie Filip Bogatev 2011-04-01
Movie General della Rovere Col. Muller 2011-10-09
Movie Undisputed III: Redemption Warden Kuss 2010-05-22
Movie HDSP: Hunting Down Small Predators Chakyra 2010-09-17
Movie Command Performance President Petrov 2009-01-01
Movie Double Identity Serik 2009-12-18
Movie Barbarossa Rinaldo di Dassel 2009-10-09
Movie Fuga per la libertà - L'aviatore Colonnello Euerbach 2008-01-25
Movie Resolution 819 Momcilo Draganovic 2008-10-27
Movie The Lark Farm Isman 2007-01-01
Series L'inchiesta - Anno Domini XXXIII Ponzio Pilato 2007-04-02
Movie Dragon Dynasty King Agostino 2006-07-22
Movie The Final Inquiry Ponzio Pilato 2006-12-13
Series Karol: A Man Who Became Pope Julian Kordek 2005-04-18
Movie Target of Opportunity Major Belov 2005-07-26
Movie Karol: A Man Who Became Pope Julian Kordek 2005-04-18
Movie The Passion of the Christ Pontius Pilate 2004-02-25
Movie Dragon Fighter Le capitaine Sergei Petrov 2003-01-04
Movie Alien Hunter Navigator Petrenko 2003-07-19
Movie I Am David The Man 2003-12-03
Movie Project: Human Weapon Bulgarian Officer 2001-01-01
Movie Shark Hunter Justin French 2001-10-01
Movie Don Quixote Returns Unknown 1997-06-03
Movie The Love Summer of a Schlep Bratetza 1990-05-07
Movie Test '88 Unknown 1989-04-24
Movie Margarit and Margarita Margarit 1989-12-04
Movie Yesterday Ivan 1988-01-25