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      Said Taghmaoui

      Said Taghmaoui

      Highest Rated: 100% Hate (1995)

      Lowest Rated: 25% Conan the Barbarian (2011)

      Birthday: Jul 19, 1973

      Birthplace: Villepinte, France

      Saïd Taghmaoui's most recognizable role was in the action film "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," based on the G.I. Joe toy, comic book, and cartoon. Taghmaoui plays the communications expert and hacker of the G.I. Joe team, "Breaker" Abel Shaz. Early in his career, Taghmaoui co-wrote (with his friend director Mathieu Kassovitz) and acted in the French drama "La Haine." In the film, Taghmaoui's character, also named Saïd, is one of three friends who find themselves alienated and at odds with a racist and anti-immigrant environment in France. In the Gulf War comedy drama "Three Kings," Taghmaoui plays an Iraqi officer who interrogates and performs electroshock torture on Mark Wahlberg's character. Taghmaoui played another figure at odds with the United States government in "Traitor," as a member of a terrorist organization in Yemen who negotiates with the main character, played by Don Cheadle, working undercover as an arms dealer. In the political action thriller "Vantage Point," Taghmaoui plays yet another terrorist, this time a leader named Suarez who tries to assassinate the president of the United States. The premise of the film is the exploration of the same set of events leading up to the assassination from eight different points of view. Matthew Fox also costarred in the film as a secret service agent, and worked with Taghmaoui again when Taghmaoui had a relatively minor but recurring role on four episodes of the popular sci-fi drama series "Lost."

      Highest rated movies

      Hate poster
      Hate
      Three Kings poster
      Three Kings
      Wonder Woman poster Wonder Woman American Hustle poster American Hustle My Brother the Devil poster
      My Brother the Devil
      John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum poster John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum The Good Thief poster
      The Good Thief
      Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets poster
      Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      68% 57% The Forgiven Anouar (Character) $339.9K 2021
      71% 72% Embattled Claude (Character) $32.2K 2020
      89% 86% John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum The Elder (Character) $171.0M 2019
      54% 45% At First Light Cal (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Espionage Tonight Iskandar Yasin (Character) - 2017
      93% 83% Wonder Woman Sameer (Character) $412.8M 2017
      92% 74% American Hustle Irv's Sheik Plant (Character) $150.1M 2013
      90% 70% My Brother the Devil Sayyid (Character) $10.3K 2012
      25% 30% Conan the Barbarian Ela-Shan (Character) $21.3M 2011
      No Score Yet 17% Djinns Aroui (Character) - 2010
      33% 50% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Breaker (Character) $150.2M 2009
      64% 64% Traitor Omar (Character) $23.5M 2008
      34% 57% Vantage Point Suarez (Character) $72.3M 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kandisha Dakir Nesri (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 76% Mogadischu Kapitän Mahmud (Character) - 2008
      65% 84% The Kite Runner Farid (Character) $15.8M 2007
      No Score Yet 55% Five Fingers Youseff (Character) - 2006
      35% 60% O Jerusalem Saïd Chahine (Character) $233.5K 2006
      63% 75% I Heart Huckabees Translator (Character) $12.8M 2004
      65% 62% Spartan Tariq Asani (Character) $4.4M 2004
      46% 64% Hidalgo Prince Bin al Reeh (Character) $67.3M 2004
      33% 56% Wanted Sami (Character) - 2003
      77% 62% The Good Thief Paulo (Character) $3.5M 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Confession d'un dragueur Fabio (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 55% Absolument fabuleux Manu (Character) - 2001
      73% 85% Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets Bouncer (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 80% National 7 (Uneasy Rider) Rabah (Character) $26.6K 2000
      No Score Yet 35% Room to Rent Ali (Character) - 2000
      94% 77% Three Kings Capt. Said (Character) $60.7M 1999
      66% 60% Hideous Kinky Bilal (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Garden of Eden Aziz (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 69% Play Back J.P. (Character) - 1997
      100% 95% Hate Saïd (Character) $130.3K 1995

      TV

      Credit
      93% 91% The Missing Khalid Ziane (Character) 2014
      68% 66% Touch Guillermo Ortiz (Character) 2013
      85% 91% Lost Caesar (Guest Star) 2009
      60% 100% House of Saddam Barzan Ibrahim (Character) 2008