Fares Fares (born 29 April 1973) is a Lebanese-Swedish actor. Fares was born in Beirut, Lebanon to father Jan Fares, who is also an actor. His younger brother is director Josef Fares, and he has four sisters. He is of Assyrian origin. In 1987, when Fares was 14 years old, his family moved to Sweden, residing in Örebro. They moved to escape the Lebanese Civil War and chose Sweden because they had relatives who already lived there. Fares says he learned Swedish within three months of living in Sweden. From the age of 15, Fares acted in a local theater group in Örebro. When he was 19, he attended drama school in Mölndal in Gothenburg, Sweden. He spent six years working in the Theatre Tamauer. Fares has played major parts in his brother, director Josef Fares' films, including his debut acting performance in 2000's Jalla! Jalla! and 2003's Kopps. He starred in Bang Bang Orangutang (2005) and Kill Your Darlings (2006). In 2010, Fares starred in the Swedish crime thriller Easy Money with Joel Kinnaman. The film was critically acclaimed and was picked up for American distribution by Harvey Weinstein. In 2012, Fares made his Hollywood debut co-starring with Denzel Washington in the movie Safe House. He played CIA officer Hakim in Zero Dark Thirty. Fares had a role in Child 44 (2014) with Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman. For 2013's Kvinden i buret (English title: The Keeper of Lost Causes), which was set in Denmark, Fares learned to speak Danish.Keeper of Lost Causes is based on a novel by Jussi Adler-Olsen, the first of four features based on his Department Q novels. Fares and Kaas will appear in all four films.Keeper of Lost Causes was Denmark's top film of 2013.Fasandræberne (English title: The Absent One) is the second film in the series. It also broke Danish film grosses, setting new records. The third film in the series, A Conspiracy of Faith (Flaskepost fra P), will premiere in late 2015. In 2014, Fares portrayed Fauzi Nadal in the TV show, Tyrant, on the FX Network.Tyrant was renewed for a second season, which began airing in the summer of 2015. Fares says he spends his time in both Stockholm, Sweden and Los Angeles, California.