Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed

Highest Rated: 97% Sound of Metal (2019)

Lowest Rated: 11% Black Gold (2011)

Birthday: Dec 01, 1982

Birthplace: London, England, UK

British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed is political, passionate and undeniably talented. The native Londoner first roamed the posh halls of Oxford as a student of philosophy and politics before training at the University of London's Central School of Speech and Drama. Under the alias Riz MC, he released the satirical rap single "Post 9/11 Blues" in 2006, the same year he made his film debut as Guantanamo Bay detainee Shafiq Rasul in "The Road to Guantanamo." Keenly aware of his Pakistani heritage, Ahmed nevertheless sought out a diverse array of roles. He played the title drug dealer in "Shifty" (2008); a wanna-be suicide bomber in the terrorist satire "Four Lions" (2010); and a complex, controlling hotelier in "Trishna" (2011). But Ahmed wasn't content confining his creativity to just the screen. He parlayed "Post 9/11 Blues" into a successful career as Riz MC, which saw him honored as a BBC Introducing artist four years before the release of his 2011 album, MICroscope. His portrayal of a tough council estate drug dealer in "Ill Manors" (2012) capped off a string of roles that found the intelligent, articulate actor bring his explosive talent to new heights.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
95% 69% Mogul Mowgli Zed (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2020
97% 90% Sound of Metal Ruben (Character) - 2019
30% 81% Venom Carlton Drake/Riot (Character) $213.5M 2018
87% 68% The Sisters Brothers Hermann Kermit Warm (Character) $3.1M 2018
54% 55% Jason Bourne Aaron Kalloor (Character) $162.2M 2016
76% 49% Una Scott (Character) - 2016
59% 37% City of Tiny Lights Tommy Akhtar (Character) - 2016
84% 86% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Bodhi Rook (Character) $532.2M 2016
95% 85% Nightcrawler Rick (Character) $32.4M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of Darkness Unknown (Character) - 2013
43% 31% Closed Circuit Nazrul Sharma (Character) $5.7M 2013
57% 61% The Reluctant Fundamentalist Changez (Character) $519.5K 2012
77% 71% Ill Manors Aaron (Character) - 2012
11% 51% Black Gold Ali (Character) - 2011
63% 52% Trishna Jay (Character) $240.4K 2011
61% 43% Centurion Tarak (Character) $122.3K 2010
38% 40% Rage Vijay (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 69% Freefall Gary (Character) - 2009
82% 80% Four Lions Omar (Character) $304.1K 2009
96% 67% Shifty Shifty (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 92% Britz Sohail Wahid (Character) - 2007
86% 83% The Road to Guantanamo Shafiq (Character) $316.7K 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banglatown Banquet Razual (Character) - 2006

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 52% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2021 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2020
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2020 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2020 2016-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Today With Willie Geist Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2017
No Score Yet 75% Girls Paul-Louis (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet q Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night Of Nasir "Naz" Khan (Character) 2016
92% 83% Dead Set Riq (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wired Manesh Kunzru (Character) 2008

QUOTES FROM Riz Ahmed CHARACTERS

Jay says: You know how to whistle don't ya?