Afghan actor links cultures as US war translator

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In this photo taken Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014, Afghan native Fahim Fazli, left, and retired Marine Michael Moffett are seen at the base of Mount Washington, N.H. before ascending the mountain via the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail. The two are co-authors of a book about Fazli's life as an Afghan native who fled his country, became a U.S. Citizen, a Hollywood actor who played roles as a Middle eastern terrorist, and returned to Afghanistan to be a translator for U.S. Marines. The two hiked Mount Washington in hopes the Presidential Range would be a stand in for a movie for Asia's Hindu Kush mountains. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Fahim Fazli’s screen career was beginning to take off, with roles in blockbusters like “Iron Man,” when the Afghan-born actor decided it was time to give back to the country that had taken him in after he fled Russian occupation a quarter century earlier.


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