Mohammed Al Turki: Gone Good & Caught On Fame!

Posted: January 17, 2012 in Miscellaneous Reports

Mohammed Al Turki attends amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala party during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap

Mohammed Alturki can be known as (Mister has-it-all). As a Saudi Actor, Producer and Philanthropist Alturki surpassed all the imaginable challenges that exist in any cinema industry, in particular the ‘turbulent’ Hollywood.

As a child, his talent took place before a camera was ever switched on. And as a man, his passion separated him from being just a good producer/actor to being a highly talented one. For Alturki, “There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life” as Federico Fellini-the famous Italian Director- stated.. No wonder why both did crack the “Holly-Wood!”

Was it difficult, as a Saudi, getting into the Film Industry (Hollywood) at that time?

It’s hard as is it is getting into the Entertainment industry you can imagine how much harder it is for a Saudi or a Middle Eastern.Contacts and networking are key in this industry I’m blessed to have that. It eased my way in working on certain projects. You have to be open minded and accepting to a lot of criticism you get.

For me the factor of being a part of an industry that has no value or a proper understanding of its purpose in my country doesn’t make things easier.

I’ve grown up loving film. I grew up in a household where we were told we could pursue whatever we want as long as we work for it. I wanted it I worked for it and now I’m a member of an industry I longed to be a part of.

Tell us more about your latest project “Arbitrage”?

Arbitrage is a film about Robert Miller “Richard Gere” a hedge fund billionaire trying to get rid of his empire before being caught in his scheme, in modern day Manhattan with the after math of the financial crisis.

We got a great ensemble cast that includes Oscar winner Susan Surandon, Tim Roth , Nate Parker, Sundance favorite Brit Marling and French sensation Latetica Casta. It is directed brilliantly by Nicholas Jarecki and we have a great cinematographer Yorick Ke Saux who worked on “I am love”.

Who was the most important mentor in your life and why?

The most important mentor in my life is my father Abdulaziz Al Turki. I’ve learned so much from him. I am so proud to be his son. I learned from him the importance of giving back to the community you both live and work in. CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is important to him. I now understand and see why. The simple fact of joy and the feeling of satisfaction after you helped others. Simply makes you appreciate what you have nevertheless wanting to do better in life.. My father made us appreciate small and big things in life. Family for me is important as friends come and go but family lasts forever. They are the support system that will always live by your side.

In the last five years, what has been your most unforgettable meeting or experience and why?

I have many memories and experiences that are unforgettable. I cant decide which one is the most unforgettable. But I am on the start of my journey and I am looking forward to more unforgettable memories.

What is the one question do you wish someone would ask you in an interview today?

I’m not sure, but I sure know the questions that I wouldn’t want to be asked in an interview. (Smart one!)

  1. bill says:

    Impressive! i never heard about this guy before. keep up the good posts weam

  2. stefie says:

    No wonder why both did crack the “Holly-Wood!” nice phrase.nice post

  3. cameron435 says:

    saudi in hollywood! u r kidding meeeee. i will subscribe the post.thank u for the info

  4. hakoon-ridder says:

    u bring the best.good work,interesting post.btw how you got the access to him?do u know him personally?

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  10. GREEN says:

    i believe within all my friends i have many with fake profiles…example ones from dubai..that my bf worked for and protected on there visit in america…even though they tried splitting my bf and me to try to push me to there son (the father of son Bubba) and they learned i never sold out to there millions they have from oil there born in i stayed with my true love… guys you dont have to pose with a fake profile on my friends.. its ok im fine with you..but i love my bf…
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    Robert wasnt that ahmed abdullaha or something or you guys were laughing about in 2010/2011?
    about an hour ago · Like ·

    chicky it would have been ahmed…but i love my bf and never went for him…when my bf worked for mohammed al turkey…he got the job from his friend azeb who works for christian audigier at the headquarters in l.a…my bf didnt have much faith in me then so he took me on his jobs secretly hiding me in the trunk of the cadillac escalade.. mahummed alturki found out lol and then my bf lost that job then got his job working for ahmed and his family from dubai
    55 minutes ago · Like

    Robert ok you guys were both joking about what was going on with that al turki jerky guy… wasnt he in surgery to get his teeth vaneered and had different woman he payed for dating or getting pleasure from after a night at the beverly hills hotel…telling them all the same stories.. lol and i remember you wanting to kick one of the slutty ugly girls butt he was with for trying to hit on you bf…
    51 minutes ago · Like

    chicky well the girl that was hitting on my bf was one of his gf,, and my bf no interest in her whatsoever,,she just made flirty comments to him, and presented herself trashy getting wasted wearing a small dress and sitting with her legs spread open (gross) bf rejected her coldly.. i wanted to surprise her and jump out of the trunk on her but had to hold myself from doing it.. yes its the huchim on that site all the way to the top right wearing a pink dress
    45 minutes ago · Like

    chicky- huchi^^
    44 minutes ago · Like

    Robert your so much prettier than her,,your bf made a good choice although its not only about looks its about soul too and you have a good one.
    40 minutes ago · Like

    chicky thank you well enough of that talk thats past old news…
    36 minutes ago · Like

    Robert its the girl on the second photo on the top right, right? wearing a pink dress? al turki looks like a weirdo…
    33 minutes ago · Like

    chicky- yes thats her lol… but past news..
    31 minutes ago · Like

    31 minutes ago · Like

    Robert you betcha

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