Raz Degan

Biography

Raz Degan (born 25 August 1968) is an Israeli model and actor of cinema, television and theatre, who resides in Italy. In 2009, he co-starred in Barbarossa, an Italian film based on the life of Frederick I Barbarossa. In 2004 he played the role of Darius III in Oliver Stone's film Alexander. He has starred in many Italian television commercials, and beginning in April 2010 hosted the weekly television programme Mistero broadcast by Mediaset's Italia 1. Career Degan was born in the Kibbutz Sde Nehemia in Israel. At the age of 21 after three years military service in the Israeli Army, he became a male model and commenced an itinerant lifestyle, travelling around the world; among the places he visited were Thailand, Australia, the United States, France, and Italy. He began his acting career with a cameo role in Robert Altman's 1994 film Pret-a-Porter. By the mid-1990s, Degan was based in Italy and starred in a series of Italian commercials; he also had roles in several television films and played minor parts in cinematographic films. In 2004, he secured the role of Darius III in Oliver Stone's epic film Alexander, and in 2009 he co-starred in Barbarossa, an Italian film directed by Renzo Martinelli and starring Dutch actor Rutger Hauer in the title role. Deagan played the part of Alberto da Giussano, a legendary Lombardian condottiero who waged war against the Imperial Army of Frederick I Barbarossa. In 2010, Degan participated as a contestant in the 6th series of the Italian dance contest Ballando con le stelle, televised by Rai Uno. His partner was Samantha Togni. Private Life Since 2002 to the present day of 2010, Degan has been involved in a romantic relationship with Italian showgirl and actress Paola Barale (b. 28 April 1967). Filmography Pret-a-Porter, 1994 Sorellina e il principe del sogno, television, 1996 Squillo, 1996 Coppia omicida, 1998 Le ragazze di piazza di Spagna, television miniseries 1998 Titus, 1999 Giravolte, 2001 Alexander, 2004, in the role of Darius III Film privato, television, 2004 Centochiodi, 2007 Albakiara, 2008 Barbarossa, 2009, in the role of Alberto da Giussano Deauville, 2010 Forces spéciales, 2011 in the role of Ahmed Zaief Theatre Pilato sempre, 2002, in the role of Jesus Christ Television Ballando con le stelle, 2010, as a contestant Mistero, 2010, as the host

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Sword Of War

Alberto da Giussano

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Albakiara

Ispettore Castri

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Centochiodi

Il professorino

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Squillo

Inspector Tony Messina

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Titus

Alarbus

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Coppia Omicida

Vito

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Omamamia

Silvio

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Special Forces

Ahmed Zaief

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Alexander

Darius III

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Omamamia

Silvio

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Special Forces

Ahmed Zaief

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Sword Of War

Alberto da Giussano

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Albakiara

Ispettore Castri

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Centochiodi

Il professorino

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Alexander

Darius III

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Titus

Alarbus

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Coppia Omicida

Vito

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Squillo

Inspector Tony Messina

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