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
Three Kings
Wonder Woman
American Hustle
My Brother the Devil
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum
The Forgiven
The Good Thief

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
80% No Score Yet The Forgiven Unknown (Character) - 2021
71% 75% Embattled Claude (Character) $32.2K 2020
89% 86% John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum The Elder (Character) $171.0M 2019
54% 47% At First Light Cal (Character) - 2018
93% 83% Wonder Woman Sameer (Character) $412.8M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Espionage Tonight Iskandar Yasin (Character) - 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
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% 64% Traitor Omar (Character) $23.5M 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
46% 64% Hidalgo Prince Bin al Reeh (Character) $67.3M 2004
65% 62% Spartan Tariq Asani (Character) $4.4M 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
No Score Yet 80% National 7 (Uneasy Rider) Rabah (Character) $26.6K 2000
73% 85% Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets Bouncer (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 35% Room to Rent Ali (Character) - 2000
94% 77% Three Kings Capt. Said (Character) $60.7M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Garden of Eden Aziz (Character) - 1998
66% 60% Hideous Kinky Bilal (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% 67% Touch Guillermo Ortiz (Character) 2013
88% 91% Lost Caesar (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet House of Saddam Barzan Ibrahim (Character) 2008