Taghmaoui, Said 1973–

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Taghmaoui, Said 1973–


Born July 19, 1973, in Villepinte, France.

Addresses: Agent—Agents Associes Guy Bonnet, 201 rue du Faubourg Saint Honore, 75008 Paris, France. Manager—Artists Independent Management, 825 Nowita Place, Venice, CA 90291.

Career: Actor. Worked as a boxer.

Awards, Honors: Cesar Award nomination, most promising young actor, Academie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema, 1996, for La haine; Art of Film Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg (with others), best feature, Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival, 2000, for Ali Zaoua, prince de la rue.


Film Appearances:

Paul, Freres: La roulette rouge (also known as Brothers: Red Roulette), 1994.

Sayid, La haine (also known as Hate and Hatred), Atalanta Films, 1995.

J'aime beaucoup ce que vous faites (short film), 1995.

J. P., Heroines (also known as Play-Back), NTV-PROFIT, 1997.

Moussa, Go for Gold!, Les Films du Losange, 1997.

Les fantomes du samedi soir, 1997.

Aziz, I giardini dell'Eden (also known as The Garden of Eden), 1998.

Bilal, Hideous Kinky (also known as Marrakech express), Stratosphere Entertainment, 1998.

Omar, Onorevoli detenuti (also known as Honorable Prisoners and Men behind Bars), 1998.

Ali Ben Sellam, Prima del tramonto, Cecchi Gori Group, 1999.

Captain Said, Three Kings (also known as Spoils of War), Warner Bros., 1999.

Ali, Room to Rent, Pathe/Mars Distribution, 2000.

Innocent, La taule (also known as The Slammer), Chameau Films, 2000.

Rabah, Nationale 7 (also known as Uneasy Riders), Alta Films/Europafilm/Keyfilms Roma/Rezo Films, 2000.

Dib, Ali Zaoua, prince de la rue (also known as Ali Zoua: Prince of the Streets), Ocean Films, 2000, subtitled version released by Arab Film Distribution, 2003.

Fabio, Confession d'un dragueur, Rezo Films, 2001.

Le chef de troupe, Le petit poucet (also known as Tom Thumb), Bac Films, 2001.

Manu, Absolument fabuleux (also known as Absolutely Fabulous), Bac Films, 2001.

Tony, Gamer (also known as G@mer), Cinevia Films, 2001.

Le deejay boite, Vivante (also known as Alive), United International Pictures, 2002.

Paulo, The Good Thief (also known as Le dernier coup de Monsieur Bob, Le dernier coup de Mr Bob, and L'homme de la riviera), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2002.

Werner, Entre chiens et loups (also known as Break of Dawn), Alexandre Films/Canal+/France 2 Cinema/MediaPro Pictures/Metropolitan Filmexport/TPS Cinema, 2002.

Sami, Crime Spree (also known as Wanted), DEJ Productions, 2003.

Prince Bin Al Reeh, Hidalgo (also known as Dash), Buena Vista, 2004.

Tariq Asani, Spartan, Warner Bros., 2004.

Translator, I Heart Huckabees (also known as I Love Huckabees and I Love Huckabee's), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2004.

El khoubz el hafi (also known as Pane nudo), esse&bi cinematografica distribuzione, 2005.

Dark Eyes, Five Fingers, Lions Gate Films, 2006.

Said Chahine, O Jerusalem (also known as Beyond Friendship), Canal+, 2006.

Farid, The Kite Runner, DreamWorks, 2007.

Suarez, Vantage Point, Columbia, 2007.

Some sources cite an appearance in Hunchback.

Television Appearances; Series:

Voice, Lascars (animated), Canal+, beginning 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Title role, Elvis Aziz, France 2, 1995.

Soif d'en sortir (also known as Trop libre pour toi), [France], 1995.

La bougeotte, [France], 1996.

Samir, L'Albero dei destini sospesi, Radiotelevisione Italiana, 1997.

Raschid, Urlaub im Orient—Und niemand hoert dein Schreien (also known as Last Minute Kasbah), RTL (Germany), 1999.

Youssef, Djihad!, Canal+, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Freres," Tous les garcons et les filles de leur age …, [France], 1994.

Himself, Surprise sur prise, France 2, 1995.

Himself, Tout le monde en parle, France 2, 2000.

Qumari ambassador Umar Usef, "Constituency of One," The West Wing (also known as West Wing and El ala oeste de la Casablanca), NBC, 2003.

Qumari ambassador Umar Usef, "Dogs of War," The West Wing (also known as West Wing and El ala oeste de la Casablanca), NBC, 2003.



Himself, On the Set of Three Kings (short documentary), Warner Home Video, 2000.



(With Mathieu Kassovitz) La haine (also known as Hate and Hatred), Atalanta Films, 1995.