Hristo Shopov

Hristo Shopov

  • Born on
    • January 4th, 1964
​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Hristo Naumov Shopov, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Acting (21 Credits)

2020South Wind
2018South Wind as Dimitar
2015Karbala as Getow
2013Fourth Estate as Pavel Troianov as Filip Bogatev
2010Undisputed 3: Redemption as Warden Kuss
2010HDSP: Hunting Down Small Predators as Chakyra
2009Double Identity as Serik
2009Command Performance as President Petrov
2009Sword of War as Rinaldo di Dassel
2007The Lark Farm as Isman
2006The Final Inquiry as Ponzio Pilato
2005Karol: A Man Who Became Pope as Julian Kordek
2005Karol - un uomo diventato papa as Julian Kordek
2004The Passion of the Christ as Pontius Pilate
2003I Am David as The Man
2003Dragon Fighter as Capt. Sergei Petrov
2003Alien Hunter as Navigator Petrenko
2001Shark Hunter as Justin French
1989Margarit i Margarita as Margarit
1988Yesterday as Ivan


Take Plex everywhere.

Watch free anytime, anywhere, on almost any device.

  • Roku
  • Samsung
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android
  • Apple TV
  • Apple iOS
  • Chomecast
  • XBOX
  • nVidia
  • Vizio
  • PlayStation
  • LG

See the full list of supported devices