Saïd Taghmaoui

Saïd Taghmaoui

Highest Rated: 100% La Haine (1996)

Lowest Rated: 25% Conan the Barbarian (2011)

Birthday: Jul 19, 1973

Birthplace: Villepinte, France

Though born in France, actor Saïd Taghmaoui's ethnic origins and exotic, ruggedly handsome look predestined him for being typecast in Middle Eastern roles. Significantly, Taghmaoui's multilingualism also liberated him from the confines of stardom in one particular country, and he found it relatively easy to rack up assignments on multiple continents, initially in bit parts or supporting capacities. Memorable international crossover successes that starred the actor included Gillies MacKinnon's period drama Hideous Kinky (1998), David O. Russell's Gulf War adventure Three Kings (1999), Neil Jordan's Bob le Flambeur remake The Good Thief (2003), and the Jeffrey Nachmanoff unglamorized spy film Traitor (2008). Also in 2008, Taghmaoui signed on to play Breaker in the big-screen feature G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra (2009). In the years to come, Taghmaoui would remain active on screen, appearing in films like Stranded.


Highest Rated Movies



89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum The Elder 2019
No Score Yet Five Fingers Actor 2019
No Score Yet The Forgiven Actor 2019
93% Wonder Woman Sameer $412.5M 2017
72% The Infiltrator Amjad Awan $15.5M 2016
92% American Hustle Irv's Sheik Plant $99.2M 2013
90% My Brother The Devil Sayyid $10.8K 2013
No Score Yet Untitled Ice Cube/David O. Russell Project Irv's Sheik Plant 2013
25% Conan the Barbarian Ela-Shan $21.4M 2011
No Score Yet Stranded (Djinns) Actor 2010
34% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Breaker $150.2M 2009
No Score Yet Kandisha Actor 2009
No Score Yet Mogadischu Actor 2008
65% Traitor Omar $23.6M 2008
34% Vantage Point Suarez $72.3M 2008
65% The Kite Runner Farid $15.7M 2007
35% O Jerusalem Saïd Chahine $0.3M 2007
No Score Yet Five Fingers Youseff 2006
63% I Heart Huckabees Translator $12.8M 2004
65% Spartan Tariq Asani $4.3M 2004
46% Hidalgo Prince Bin al Reeh $67.3M 2004
77% The Good Thief Paulo $3.5M 2003
33% Crime Spree Sami 2003
No Score Yet Break of Dawn (Entre Chiens et Loups) Werner 2002
No Score Yet Absolument Fabuleux (Absolutely Fabulous) Manu 2001
No Score Yet Uneasy Riders (Nationale 7) Rabah 2001
73% Ali Zaoua, prince de la rue (Ali Zoua: Prince of the Streets) Dib 2000
No Score Yet Room to Rent (Una cama a cualquier precio) Ali 2000
94% Three Kings Captain Said 1999
65% Hideous Kinky Bilal 1998
No Score Yet Héroïnes JP 1997
100% La Haine Said 1996
No Score Yet For Breed Alone Actor 1962


93% The Missing
Khalid Ziane 2017
68% Touch
Guillermo Ortiz 2013
85% Lost
Caesar 2009
60% House of Saddam
Barzan Ibrahim 2008


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