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Said Taghmaoui



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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Wonder Woman
  • Actor
2017
69% The Infiltrator
  • Amjad Awan
2016
93% American Hustle
  • Irv's Sheik Plant
2013
89% My Brother The Devil
  • Sayyid
2013
No Score Yet Untitled Ice Cube/David O. Russell Project
  • Irv's Sheik Plant
2013
24% Conan the Barbarian
  • Ela-Shan
2011
No Score Yet Stranded (Djinns)
  • Actor
2010
35% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  • Breaker
2009
No Score Yet Kandisha
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Mogadischu
  • Actor
2008
64% Traitor
  • Omar
2008
35% Vantage Point
  • Suarez
2008
66% The Kite Runner
  • Farid
2007
35% O Jerusalem
  • Saïd Chahine
2007
No Score Yet Five Fingers
  • Youseff
2006
62% I Heart Huckabees
  • Translator
2004
64% Spartan
  • Tariq Asani
2004
47% Hidalgo
  • Prince Bin al Reeh
2004
78% The Good Thief
  • Paulo
2003
43% Crime Spree
  • Sami
2003
No Score Yet Break of Dawn (Entre Chiens et Loups)
  • Werner
2002
No Score Yet Absolument Fabuleux (Absolutely Fabulous)
  • Actor
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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
64% Touch
2012
  • Guillermo Ortiz
89% Lost
2004-2010
  • Caesar
97% The Missing
2014-2015
  • Khalid Ziane

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