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DHS- Samir Horn (Don Cheadle) in Traitor (2008)

Samir Horn

Samir Horn is the primary undercover protagonist of 2008's Traitor and is portrayed by actor Don Cheadle.

Horn is assigned by CIA agent Carter (Jeff Daniels) to go undercover with a terrorist sleeper cell group as becoming "friends" with the members, helping orchestrate a prison break in Yemen, a bombing in Nice and a raid in London all while trying to avoid being caught by Roy Clayton (Guy Pearce), a CIA agent tracking the same sleeper cell Horn is undercover with, in order to avoid raising suspicion.


Samir Horn is an Arabic-speaking Sudanese-American and devout Muslim. His Sudanese father was killed by a car bomb when he was a child. He is also a former U.S. Army Special Forces expert in explosives.