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Saïd Taghmaoui is a Actor American born on 19 july 1973 at Villepinte (France)

Saïd Taghmaoui

Saïd Taghmaoui
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Nationality USA
Birth 19 july 1973 (51 years) at Villepinte (France)

Saïd Taghmaoui (born July 19, 1973) is a French American actor and screenwriter. One of his major screen roles was that of Saïd in the 1995 French film La Haine, directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. Taghmaoui has also appeared in a number of English-language films, with roles such as the Iraqi interrogator captain in Three Kings (1999), and Omar in Traitor (2008).


Taghmaoui is a practicing Muslim. In addition to French, he speaks English, German and Italian. He moved to the United States in 1999. In 2008, he obtained U.S. citizenship.

Best films

La Haine (1995)

Usually with

Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder
(3 films)
Charles Roven
Charles Roven
(5 films)
Geoff Johns
Geoff Johns
(3 films)
Patty Jenkins
Patty Jenkins
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Saïd Taghmaoui (43 films)

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Wonder Woman 1984
Directed by Patty Jenkins
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Feminist films, Films based on mythology, Politique, Superhero films, Political films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Pedro Pascal
Roles Sameer (Photograph)
Rating54% 2.714232.714232.714232.714232.71423
En 1984, en pleine guerre froide, Diana Prince s'oppose à l'Union soviétique et affronte la redoutable Cheetah.
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, 2h11
Directed by Chad Stahelski
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Halle Berry, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Asia Kate Dillon
Roles The Elder
Rating74% 3.700523.700523.700523.700523.70052
John Wick est désormais en cavale. Une prime de 14 millions de dollars a été mise sur sa tête car il a tué un membre de la Grande Table. De plus, l'ayant fait dans les murs du Continental Hotel de New York, il se retrouve excommunié. John peut malgré tout compter sur l'aide de Winston, le directeur du Continental, qui lui a laissé une heure avant d’être considéré comme banni. John va alors tout faire pour quitter la ville et échapper aux assassins qui le traquent.
Wonder Woman, 2h21
Directed by Patty Jenkins
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Films based on mythology, Politique, Superhero films, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Emily Carey, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Lucy Davis
Roles Sameer
Rating72% 3.648993.648993.648993.648993.64899
Vivant à Paris où elle travaille au musée du Louvre, Diana Prince reçoit de la part de Bruce Wayne une photographie la montrant au front lors de la Première Guerre mondiale aux côtés de Steve Trevor et ses amis. Elle se remémore alors sa jeunesse sur l'île de Themyscira, parmi les Amazones, qu'elle a quittée pour affronter Arès, le dieu de la guerre, et devenir Wonder Woman.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, 2h31
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Batman films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane
Roles Sameer (photograph) (uncredited)
Rating64% 3.2439353.2439353.2439353.2439353.243935
Gotham City-based vigilante Batman travels to Metropolis to preemptively combat Superman, fearing what would happen if the latter is kept unchecked, while another threat endangers humankind.
The Infiltrator, 2h7
Directed by Brad Furman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Historical, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Gangster films
Actors Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt, Yul Vazquez, John Leguizamo, Elena Anaya
Roles Amjad Awan
Rating69% 3.496613.496613.496613.496613.49661
During the 1980s, DEA agent Robert Mazur uses his undercover alias "Bob Musella" to become a pivotal player for drug lords cleaning their dirty cash. Later, he infiltrates the world's largest cartels and helps discover the money-laundering organization of drug lord Pablo Escobar.
American Hustle, 2h18
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about sexuality, Musical films, Political films, Heist films, Gangster films
Actors Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Lee Renner, Robert De Niro
Roles Irv's Sheik Plant
Rating71% 3.5975753.5975753.5975753.5975753.597575
The opening screen says: "Some of this actually happened." In 1978, con artists Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) have started a relationship and are working together. Sydney has improved Rosenfeld's scams, posing as English aristocrat "Lady Edith Greensly". Irving loves Sydney, though is hesitant to leave his unstable and histrionic wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence), fearing he will lose contact with her son Danny, whom Irving has adopted. Rosalyn has also threatened to report Irving to the police if he leaves her.
My Brother the Devil, 1h51
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Gangster films, Teen LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors James Floyd, Saïd Taghmaoui, Bashy, Letitia Wright, Elarica Gallacher, Michael-Joel Stuart
Roles Sayyid
Rating64% 3.248683.248683.248683.248683.24868
Mo (Fady Elsayed) and Rashid "Rash" (James Floyd) are teenage brothers of Egyptian descent living with their parents in Hackey. Elder brother Rash is fiercely protective of Mo, giving him a TV when he does well and encouraging him to stay in school. However Mo begins to want to emulate Rash who works as a low level drug dealer and is able to use money from his job to pay for small luxuries to make their lives more comfortable.
Conan the Barbarian, 1h52
Directed by Marcus Nispel
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Saïd Taghmaoui, Leo Howard
Roles Ela-Shan
Rating51% 2.551822.551822.551822.551822.55182
Conan is the son of Corin, chief of a barbarian tribe. The youth is a skilled but violent warrior, who his father believes is not ready to wield his own sword. One day, their village is attacked by the forces of Khalar Zym, a warlord who wishes to reunite the pieces of the Mask of Acheron in order to revive his dead wife and conquer Hyboria. Thousands of years ago, the Mask, crafted by a group of sorcerers and used to subjugate the world, was broken into many pieces, which were scattered among the barbarian tribes. After locating Corin's piece of the mask, and murdering the entire village, Zym leaves. Conan is the only survivor, and swears revenge.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, 2h
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Jeu, Seafaring films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Films about toys, Political films
Actors Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lee Byung-hun, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols
Roles Breaker
Rating57% 2.850792.850792.850792.850792.85079
In the near future, weapons master James McCullen (Christopher Eccleston) has created a nanotech-based weapon - nanomites designed to devour metal and other materials, capable of destroying anything from tanks to cities. The nanobots can only be stopped by activating the kill switch. His company M.A.R.S. (Military Armaments Research Syndicate) sells four warheads to NATO, and NATO troops led by American soldiers Duke (Channing Tatum) and Ripcord (Marlon Wayans) are tasked with delivering the warheads. Their convoy is ambushed by the Baroness (Sienna Miller), whom Duke recognizes to be his ex-fiancee Ana Lewis. Duke and Ripcord are rescued by Scarlett (Rachel Nichols), Snake Eyes (Ray Park), Breaker (Saïd Taghmaoui) and Heavy Duty (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). They take the warheads to The Pit, G.I. Joe's command center in Egypt, and upon arriving rendezvous with the head of the G.I. Joe Team, General Hawk (Dennis Quaid). Hawk takes command of the warheads and excuses Duke and Ripcord, only to be convinced to let them join his group, after Duke reveals that he knows the Baroness.
Linear (2009)
, 56minutes
Directed by Anton Corbijn
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Saïd Taghmaoui, Lizzie Brocheré, Selma Brook, Bono
Roles Cop/Biker
Rating71% 3.552673.552673.552673.552673.55267
The film opens with a scene of Paris as night falls, before moving on to a journey through the city streets ("Unknown Caller"). At the end of the trip through Paris, a motorcycle cop (Taghmaoui) sits on his police-issued motorcycle, staring at some graffiti on a wall which reads "Fuck the Police" in French. Kicking his bike over, he pours gasoline on it, sets it alight, and watches it burn ("Breathe"). As dawn breaks, he gets on his own motorcycle and begins his journey through the French countryside before crossing into Spain, aiming to see his girlfriend in Tripoli ("Winter"). Pulling off for a break part-way through the journey, the cop lies on his back and watches a cloud form the image of the African continent before falling asleep ("White as Snow"). Waking up, he resumes his journey across Spain ("No Line on the Horizon").
Traitor (2008)
, 1h54
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism
Actors Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Neal McDonough, Jeff Daniels, Saïd Taghmaoui, Simon Reynolds
Roles Omar
Rating68% 3.4484953.4484953.4484953.4484953.448495
Samir Horn (Don Cheadle) is an Arabic-speaking Sudanese-American and devout Muslim. His Sudanese father was killed by a car bomb when he was a child. As an adult, Horn is first seen operating as an arms dealer. While negotiating a deal with Omar (Saïd Taghmaoui) in Yemen he is arrested and thrown into a Yemeni jail. Later, Samir and Omar become friends and when Omar's people arrange an escape, he takes Samir with them.
Kandisha (2008)
, 1h30
Directed by Jérôme Cohen-Olivar
Origin Maroc
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Themes Films based on mythology, Mythologie d'Afrique de l'Ouest
Actors Amira Casar, Saïd Taghmaoui, Hiam Abbass, Assaâd Bouab, David Carradine, Michaël Cohen
Roles Dakir Nesri
Rating58% 2.949982.949982.949982.949982.94998
Brisé par la perte de son enfant, Nyla Jayde, une brillante avocate de la défense, travaille sur une affaire impliquant une légende marocaine du XIV siècle, un esprit vengeur nommé « Kandisha ».
Vantage Point, 1h29
Directed by Pete Travis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Films about terrorism, Time travel films, Political films
Actors Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Édgar Ramírez
Roles Suarez
Rating65% 3.298673.298673.298673.298673.29867
U.S. President Henry Ashton (Hurt) attends a political summit in Salamanca, Spain, to promote an international treaty. Displayed with eight differing viewpoints, an assassination attempt on the president occurs, relayed in a time span of 23 minutes. Each time the events unfold from the beginning, a new vantage point is shown revealing additional details, which ultimately completes the story of what actually took place during the incident.