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Zinedine Soualem



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Le ciel attendra
  • Samir
2016
62% 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
67% La proie (The Prey)
  • Lucciani
2013
No Score Yet Max
  • Mario
2013
No Score Yet Télégaucho
  • Actor
2012
42% My Piece of the Pie
  • Ahmed
2011
73% Le nom des gens (The Names of Love)
  • Mohamed Benhmamoud
2011
No Score Yet Lila Lili
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Opération Casablanca
  • Actor
2011
63% The Source (La source des femmes)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet So Woman!
  • Actor
2009
83% JCVD (Van Dammage)
  • Man with Bonnet
2008
71% Welcome to the Sticks
  • Momo
2008
67% Paris
  • Mourad
2008
94% The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • Joubert
2007
88% Roman de gare
  • Le commissaire
2007
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
77% L'Auberge Espagnole
  • Barman
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 Mademoiselle
  • Karim Coutard
2001
No Score Yet Fortune Tellers and Misfortune (Voyance et Manigance)
  • Actor
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
88% When the Cat's Away
  • Djamel
1996
100% La Haine
  • Plainclothes Policeman
1996
No Score Yet Anima divisa in due, Un' (A Split Soul)
  • 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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