Ali Suliman is the most prominent Arab actor in the international film industry. This is evidenced by his dominant presence across the 2021’s international festivals with a slew of remarkable works; Amira (2021) by director Mohamed Diab at Venice International Film Festival, Huda’s Salon (2021) by director Hany Abu-Assad and Jordanian film Farha by director Darin J. Sallam at Toronto International Film Festival, as well as Al Naher (The River) by director and writer Ghassan Salhab at Locarno Festival. In addition, Suliman has recently wrapped up shooting Terrence Malick’s latest film The Way of Wind, and British film The Swimmers, by director Sally El Husseiny.
Suliman has previously worked on more than 50 films with high-profile directors and producers across the Arab world, Europe and the USA, including director Hany Abu-Assad in his breakthrough film Paradise Now (2005), which marks Palestine's first ever nominee for the Academy Award in Best Foreign Language category, well-known director Ridley Scott in Body of Lies (2008), Peter Berg in The Kingdom (2007) and Lone Survivor (2013), and Palestinian director Elia Suleiman in It Must Be Heaven (2019), which won two awards at 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Moreover, Suliman has worked on a number of successful films such as The Last Friday (2011) by director Yahya Alabdallah, which is the first Jordanian film to participate in Berlin International Film Festival, British TV series The State (2017), American series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018), Palestinian film 200 Meters (2020) by director Ameen Nayfeh, The Worthy (2016) by Emirati director Ali Mostafa, and Rattle the Cage (2015) by Emirati director Majid Al Ansari.
It is also worth mentioning that Suliman received several awards and nominations from international festivals, including the Best Actor Award at El Gouna Film Festival and the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, for his film 200 Meters by director Ameen Nayfeh, and from Dubai International Film Festival and the Carthage Film Festival, for his film The Last Friday, among other awards.