BirthdayJune 15, 1955

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Paul Rusesabagina

    Full name: Paul Rusesabagina
    Also known as: Paul Rusesabagina, Rusesabagina, Paul
    Professions: Rwandan humanitarian
    Nationality: Rwandan

  2. Paul Rusesabagina Known for

    Hotel Rwanda (2004), A Message for Peace: Making 'Hotel Rwanda' (2005), Return to Rwanda (2005), Tavis Smiley (2004)

  3. Paul Rusesabagina Biography

    Paul Rusesabagina (born 15 June 1954) is the humanitarian Rwandan hotel manager who hid and protected 1,268 Hutu and Tutsi refugees during the Rwandan Genocide. None of those refugees were hurt or killed during the attacks. He had been the assistant manager of the Sabena-owned Hôtel des Mille Collines before he became the manager of the Hôtel des Diplomates, both in Rwanda's capital of Kigali. During the genocide he used his influence and connections as temporary manager of the Hôtel des Mille Collines to shelter Tutsis from being slaughtered by the interahamwe militia.Rusesabagina's efforts were the basis of the Academy Award-nominated film Hotel Rwanda (2004), in which he was portrayed by American actor Don Cheadle. He currently lives in Brussels, Belgium with his wife, four children, and two adopted nieces.

  4. Paul Rusesabagina Family

    Spouse: Tatiana Rusesabagina

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