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Assaf (Assi) Dayan


Born - 23 November 1945, Moshav Nahalal, Palestine (now Israel)
Died - 1 May 2014

Israeli actor (and later director) with darkly tousled hair, and matinee idol looks in his younger days. He made his debut in The Day the Fish Came Out (1967), but was soon in leading roles (though the films were unsuccessful), first in John Huston's A Walk with Love and Death (1969), then opposite Melina Mercouri in Promise at Dawn (1970). Later acting appearances included those in Fifty Fifty (1971), The Sell-Out (1976), Operation Thunderbolt (1977), Uranium Conspiracy (1978), Tell Me That You Love Me (1983), The Delta Force (1986), The War After (1991), Mar Baum (1997), Time of Favor (2000), Open Heart (2002), Campfire (2004), Things Behind the Sun (2006) and Dr Pomerantz (2011), his last and one of 17 films that he directed, despite ongoing drug problems. He was four times married and divorced.