Trivia: The Siege

  • Fake Nationality:
    • Maybe subverted into an Actor Allusion, as Samir Nazhde is played by French (you can hear it) of Tunisian descent Sami Bouajila, and even though he is Palestinian, Haddad suggests to deport him to Tunis (although there are Palestinians all over the Arab world now).
    • Played with: the Lebanese-American agent Frank Haddad is played by Tony Shalhoub, who, although born in America, has Lebanese ancestry (his father Joseph was from Lebanon and immigrated to the US when he was 10, and his mother Helen was a second-generation Lebanese-American).
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Life Imitates Art: Three years after the movie came out, 9/11 happened, with many parallels to the film.