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Known Credits: 12

Birthday: 1964-01-04

Place of Birth: Sofia, Bulgaria

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Hristo Shopov

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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.

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Acting
2013 Barabbas as Kedar
2011 Love.net as Filip Bogatev
2010 Undisputed III: Redemption as Warden Kuss
2009 Double Identity as Serik
2009 Barbarossa as Rinaldo di Dassel
2009 Command Performance as President Petrov
2007 The Lark Farm as Isman
2005 Karol: A Man Who Became Pope as Julian Kordek
2005 Target of Opportunity as Major Belov
2004 The Passion of the Christ as Pontius Pilatus
2003 Dragon Fighter as Le capitaine Sergei Petrov
2003 I Am David as The Man