Zinedine Soualem

Zinedine Soualem

  • Highest Rated: 100% La Haine (1996)
  • Lowest Rated: 37% The Nativity Story (2006)
  • Birthday: Apr 17, 1957
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A French actor who came to specialize in portrayals of characters from North African or Middle Eastern backgrounds, Zinedine Soualem was born in Thiers, Puy-de-Dôme, France, in 1957. Soualem worked on-stage in the early '80s, notably with an acclaimed performance in director Patrice Chéreau's production of Jean Genet's Les Paravents (1983). At almost exactly the same time, the actor embarked on a foray into features. His most visible early credit was a small supporting role as a sergeant in Costa-Gavras' explosive, pro-Palestinian political drama Hanna K. (1983), though his career and onscreen activity didn't really catch fire for around a decade.In the mid- to 1ate '90s and early 2000s, Soualem enjoyed a renewed presence in film, and in fact began cropping up in four or five French productions each year. Some of his many projects during this period included Alain Chabat's Didier (1997), Eric Fourniols' Voyance et Manigance (2001), and Alain Chabat's Astérix et Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre. Soualem achieved international crossover success with a small role in Catherine Hardwicke's religious drama The Nativity Story (2006), then landed a high-profiled supporting part opposite Dominique Pinon and Fanny Ardant in Claude Lelouch's thriller Roman de Gare.

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No Score Yet Le ciel attendra Samir 2016
61% L'écume des jours (Mood Indigo) Le vieil homme de l'usine d'armement 2014
No Score Yet Du Goudron Et Des Plumes Actor 2014
70% La proie (The Prey) Lucciani $6.4K 2013
No Score Yet Max Mario 2013
No Score Yet Télégaucho Actor 2012
46% My Piece of the Pie Ahmed $4.7K 2011
72% Le nom des gens (The Names of Love) Mohamed Benhmamoud $0.6M 2011
No Score Yet Lila Lili Actor 2011
No Score Yet Opération Casablanca Actor 2011
70% The Source (La source des femmes) Actor 2011
84% JCVD (Van Dammage) Man with Bonnet $0.4M 2008
67% Welcome to the Sticks Momo 2008
66% Paris Mourad $1.1M 2008
94% The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Joubert $5.9M 2007
88% Roman de gare Le commissaire $1.8M 2007
37% The Nativity Story Girl's Father $37.7M 2006
No Score Yet La Maison du Bonheur Actor 2006
72% Russian Dolls (Les Poupées Russes) Mr. Boubaker 2006
No Score Yet Emmenez-moi Actor 2005
No Score Yet L'Incruste Actor 2004
No Score Yet Local Call (Ne Quittez Pas!) Actor 2004
76% L'Auberge Espagnole Barman $3.8M 2003
No Score Yet If I Were a Rich Man (Ah! Si j'étais riche) Actor 2003
No Score Yet Ah! Si j'étais riche Kader Benhassine 2002
No Score Yet Ni Pour, Ni Contre: Bien au Contraire (Not for or Against) Mouss 2002
86% Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra) the tiler 2002
No Score Yet Inch'Allah Dimanche Actor 2001
No Score Yet L'Ange de goudron (Tar Angel) Actor 2001
No Score Yet Fortune Tellers and Misfortune (Voyance et Manigance) Actor 2001
No Score Yet Mademoiselle Karim Coutard 2001
No Score Yet Peut-être (Maybe) Kader 1999
88% Un Air De Famille ( Family Resemblances) Café Customer 1998
No Score Yet Les randonneurs (Hikers) L'animateur 1998
No Score Yet Serial Lover Prince Hakim 1998
No Score Yet Didier Camel Mimouni 1997
No Score Yet Messieurs les Enfants Nouredine Ismael 1997
No Score Yet Le Ciel Est a Nous (Shooting Stars) Actor 1997
88% When the Cat's Away Djamel 1996
100% La Haine Plainclothes Policeman 1996
No Score Yet A Soul Divided in Two (Un'anima divisa in due) Abid 1993
No Score Yet Riens du tout (Little Nothings ) Aziz 1992
No Score Yet Hanna K. Village Sergeant 1983
No Score Yet That Day (1 Journée) Actor


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