Omar Sy

Omar Sy (born 20 January 1978) is a French film actor, best known for his duo with Fred Testot, Omar et Fred, and for his role in The Intouchables, written and directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, which became the second highest grossing French film of all time in the French box office. He received the César Award for Best Actor on 24 February 2012 for his role in The Intouchables and in doing so also became the first black actor to win the honorary French award. The role also earned him a nomination for a Satellite Award for Best Actor.

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The Intouchables (2011)

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A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Éric Toledano  •  Olivier Nakache
CAST:  François Cluzet  •  Omar Sy  •  Anne Le Ny  •  Audrey Fleurot

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Éric Toledano  •  Olivier Nakache
CAST:  François Cluzet  •  Omar Sy  •  Anne Le Ny  •  Audrey Fleurot

Jurassic World (2015)

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Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Trevorrow
CAST:  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Chris Pratt  •  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Jake Johnson

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Trevorrow
CAST:  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Chris Pratt  •  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Jake Johnson

King Guillaume (2009)

Magali plays in a brass band. Guillaume drives a small tourist train. Both spin a perfect love, they share modest dreams and their baby is about to come. But an unexpected news upsets their routine: a man appears and announces that he is Guillaume's estranged ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre-François Martin-Laval
CAST:  Florence Foresti  •  Pierre-François Martin-Laval  •  Pierre Richard  •  Raymond Bouchard

Magali plays in a brass band. Guillaume drives a small tourist train. Both spin a perfect love, they share modest dreams and their baby is about to come. But an unexpected news upsets their routine: a man appears and announces that he is Guillaume's estranged ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre-François Martin-Laval
CAST:  Florence Foresti  •  Pierre-François Martin-Laval  •  Pierre Richard  •  Raymond Bouchard

Two Is a Family (2016)

A man without attachments or responsibilities suddenly finds himself with an abandoned baby and leaves for London to try and find the mother. Eight years later after he and his daughter become inseparable Gloria's mother reappears.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugo Gélin
CAST:  Omar Sy  •  Clémence Poésy  •  Antoine Bertrand  •  Gloria Colston

A man without attachments or responsibilities suddenly finds himself with an abandoned baby and leaves for London to try and find the mother. Eight years later after he and his daughter become inseparable Gloria's mother reappears.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugo Gélin
CAST:  Omar Sy  •  Clémence Poésy  •  Antoine Bertrand  •  Gloria Colston

Logorama (2009)

Two cops portrayed by Michelin Men chase an armed Ronald McDonald through the streets of a fictionalized, stylized city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Alaux  •  Hervé de Crécy  •  Ludovic Houplain
CAST:  Fred Testot  •  IZM  •  Omar Sy  •  Pauline Moingeon

Two cops portrayed by Michelin Men chase an armed Ronald McDonald through the streets of a fictionalized, stylized city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Alaux  •  Hervé de Crécy  •  Ludovic Houplain
CAST:  Fred Testot  •  IZM  •  Omar Sy  •  Pauline Moingeon

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

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The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  James McAvoy  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Ian McKellen

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  James McAvoy  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Ian McKellen

Good People (2014)

Tom and Anna Wright, a young American couple, fall into severe debt while renovating Anna's family home in London. As the couple faces the loss of their dream to have a house and start a family, they discover that the tenant in the apartment below them is dead, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henrik Ruben Genz
CAST:  James Franco  •  Kate Hudson  •  Anna Friel  •  Omar Sy

Tom and Anna Wright, a young American couple, fall into severe debt while renovating Anna's family home in London. As the couple faces the loss of their dream to have a house and start a family, they discover that the tenant in the apartment below them is dead, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henrik Ruben Genz
CAST:  James Franco  •  Kate Hudson  •  Anna Friel  •  Omar Sy

The Tuche Family (2011)

Everyone in the village of Bouzolles knows the Tuche family, who live by the philosophy "Man is not made to work." Despite their lack of money, they strive to be happy... that is, until their hand-to-mouth existence is turned on its head. After winning the lottery, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Baroux
CAST:  Jean-Paul Rouve  •  Isabelle Nanty  •  Claire Nadeau  •  Théo Fernandez

Everyone in the village of Bouzolles knows the Tuche family, who live by the philosophy "Man is not made to work." Despite their lack of money, they strive to be happy... that is, until their hand-to-mouth existence is turned on its head. After winning the lottery, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Baroux
CAST:  Jean-Paul Rouve  •  Isabelle Nanty  •  Claire Nadeau  •  Théo Fernandez

Conte de la frustration (2010)

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DIRECTION:  Akhenaton  •  Didier D. Daarwin
CAST:  Leïla Bekhti  •  Nicolas Cazalé  •  Roschdy Zem  •  Omar Sy

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DIRECTION:  Akhenaton  •  Didier D. Daarwin
CAST:  Leïla Bekhti  •  Nicolas Cazalé  •  Roschdy Zem  •  Omar Sy

Mood Indigo (2013)

A woman suffers from an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Gad Elmaleh  •  Omar Sy

A woman suffers from an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Gad Elmaleh  •  Omar Sy

The Race (2002)

Sami, Tacchini, Yaya and Kader are four small-time crooks from the suburbs of Paris. After a failed robbery, their boss, Carlito, sends them to Canada to spy on his fiancée. There, they are mistaken for a band of professional killers and are hired to assassinate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Djamel Bensalah
CAST:  Lorànt Deutsch  •  Roschdy Zem  •  Atmen Kelif  •  Julien Courbey

Sami, Tacchini, Yaya and Kader are four small-time crooks from the suburbs of Paris. After a failed robbery, their boss, Carlito, sends them to Canada to spy on his fiancée. There, they are mistaken for a band of professional killers and are hired to assassinate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Djamel Bensalah
CAST:  Lorànt Deutsch  •  Roschdy Zem  •  Atmen Kelif  •  Julien Courbey

Round Da Way (2009)

Condé-sur-Ginette, en périphérie d'une grande ville, à mille lieux du sable chaud, des cocotiers et du bleu océan des Caraïbes. C'est l'été. Le soleil brûle le chrome des mobylettes, réchauffe le bitume des tours, asphyxie les halls d'immeubles et crame les esprits ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emmanuel Klotz  •  Albert Pereira-Lazaro
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Omar Sy  •  Fred Testot  •  Diane Kruger

Condé-sur-Ginette, en périphérie d'une grande ville, à mille lieux du sable chaud, des cocotiers et du bleu océan des Caraïbes. C'est l'été. Le soleil brûle le chrome des mobylettes, réchauffe le bitume des tours, asphyxie les halls d'immeubles et crame les esprits ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emmanuel Klotz  •  Albert Pereira-Lazaro
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Omar Sy  •  Fred Testot  •  Diane Kruger

The Dope (2003)

Alphonse Brown, who firmly believes he is the bastard son of James Brown, meets up with his best friend Scotch after Brown gets out of jail. On their way to Paris to begin careers as recording artists, the pair stumbles across a potent type of marijuana that was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Desagnat  •  Thomas Sorriaux
CAST:  Michaël Youn  •  Vincent Desagnat  •  Zoé Félix  •  Alex Descas

Alphonse Brown, who firmly believes he is the bastard son of James Brown, meets up with his best friend Scotch after Brown gets out of jail. On their way to Paris to begin careers as recording artists, the pair stumbles across a potent type of marijuana that was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Desagnat  •  Thomas Sorriaux
CAST:  Michaël Youn  •  Vincent Desagnat  •  Zoé Félix  •  Alex Descas

Dead Weight (2002)

Prison guard Reggio lets Moltes have a weekly lottery ticket in exchange for his suave relationship advice. When Moltes learns that he has a winning lottery ticket, he breaks out of jail to claim his money. However, Reggio's girlfriend, Pauline , has the ticket ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Forestier  •  Alain Berbérian
CAST:  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Gérard Lanvin  •  José Garcia  •  Djimon Hounsou

Prison guard Reggio lets Moltes have a weekly lottery ticket in exchange for his suave relationship advice. When Moltes learns that he has a winning lottery ticket, he breaks out of jail to claim his money. However, Reggio's girlfriend, Pauline , has the ticket ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Forestier  •  Alain Berbérian
CAST:  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Gérard Lanvin  •  José Garcia  •  Djimon Hounsou

On the Other Side of the Tracks (2012)

Two mismatched cops team up to investigate the murder of a business mogul's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Charhon
CAST:  Omar Sy  •  Laurent Lafitte  •  Sabrina Ouazani  •  Lionel Abelanski

Two mismatched cops team up to investigate the murder of a business mogul's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Charhon
CAST:  Omar Sy  •  Laurent Lafitte  •  Sabrina Ouazani  •  Lionel Abelanski

Micmacs (2009)

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While standing in the doorway of the video shop where he works, Bazil is inadvertently shot in the head. Now homeless and jobless, he is taken in by a troupe of misfits who live in a giant mound of trash. There Bazil begins his quest for revenge against the people ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Dany Boon  •  Dominique Pinon  •  André Dussollier  •  Jean-Pierre Marielle

While standing in the doorway of the video shop where he works, Bazil is inadvertently shot in the head. Now homeless and jobless, he is taken in by a troupe of misfits who live in a giant mound of trash. There Bazil begins his quest for revenge against the people ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Dany Boon  •  Dominique Pinon  •  André Dussollier  •  Jean-Pierre Marielle

La Tour Montparnasse Infernale (2001)

Eric and Ramzy are working as window washers at the Montparnasse skyscraper in Paris. Thinking that he has a date set up with beautiful executive Marie-Joelle (who in reality hates his guts), Ramzy stays at work late while Eric hangs around with him. As a result, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Nemes
CAST:  Eric Judor  •  Ramzy Bedia  •  Marina Foïs  •  Serge Riaboukine

Eric and Ramzy are working as window washers at the Montparnasse skyscraper in Paris. Thinking that he has a date set up with beautiful executive Marie-Joelle (who in reality hates his guts), Ramzy stays at work late while Eric hangs around with him. As a result, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Nemes
CAST:  Eric Judor  •  Ramzy Bedia  •  Marina Foïs  •  Serge Riaboukine

Those Happy Days (2006)

Set in 1992, a manager Vincent has to run a children's holiday camp for three weeks and to face the unexpected concerning the place, his colleagues, various problems linked to children about the rooms, trips, their belongings...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Éric Toledano  •  Olivier Nakache
CAST:  Jean-Paul Rouve  •  Marilou Berry  •  Omar Sy  •  Lannick Gautry

Set in 1992, a manager Vincent has to run a children's holiday camp for three weeks and to face the unexpected concerning the place, his colleagues, various problems linked to children about the rooms, trips, their belongings...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Éric Toledano  •  Olivier Nakache
CAST:  Jean-Paul Rouve  •  Marilou Berry  •  Omar Sy  •  Lannick Gautry

Samba (2014)

Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba's willing to do whatever it takes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Éric Toledano  •  Olivier Nakache
CAST:  Omar Sy  •  Tahar Rahim  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Izïa Higelin

Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba's willing to do whatever it takes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Éric Toledano  •  Olivier Nakache
CAST:  Omar Sy  •  Tahar Rahim  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Izïa Higelin

Once Upon a Time in the Oued (2005)

En 1988, alors que tout le monde rêvait d'aller faire fortune en Amérique, Johnny Leclerc, lui, ne rêvait que de devenir petit épicier en Algérie. Voici l'histoire de sa réussite !  (more)

DIRECTION:  Djamel Bensalah
CAST:  Julien Courbey  •  Sid Ahmed Agoumi  •  David Saracino  •  Karina Testa

En 1988, alors que tout le monde rêvait d'aller faire fortune en Amérique, Johnny Leclerc, lui, ne rêvait que de devenir petit épicier en Algérie. Voici l'histoire de sa réussite !  (more)

DIRECTION:  Djamel Bensalah
CAST:  Julien Courbey  •  Sid Ahmed Agoumi  •  David Saracino  •  Karina Testa
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