Saïd Taghmaoui

Saïd Taghmaoui (born July 19, 1973) is a French actor and screenwriter of Moroccan background. One of his defining screen roles was that of Saïd in the award winning 1995 French film La Haine directed by Mathieu Kassovitz.However, Saïd has also appeared in a number of more recent English Language films, with roles such as the U.S.-trained philosophical Iraqi interrogator Captain 'My Main Man' Saïd in Three Kings, and as "Omar", the close radical Islamic associate of Don Cheadle (Samir), in the 2008 thriller Traitor. Description above from the Wikipedia article Saïd Taghmaoui, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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American Hustle (2013)

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A conman and his seductive partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent, who pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and the Mafia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Amy Adams  •  Jeremy Renner

A conman and his seductive partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent, who pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and the Mafia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Amy Adams  •  Jeremy Renner

Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)

Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are street kids. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only escape from reality. Since they left Dib and his gang, they have been living on the portside of Casablanca. They live in constant fear of Dib's revenge. Ali wants to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nabil Ayouch
CAST:  Mounïm Kbab  •  Mustapha Hansali  •  Hicham Moussoune  •  Abdelhak Zhayra

Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are street kids. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only escape from reality. Since they left Dib and his gang, they have been living on the portside of Casablanca. They live in constant fear of Dib's revenge. Ali wants to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nabil Ayouch
CAST:  Mounïm Kbab  •  Mustapha Hansali  •  Hicham Moussoune  •  Abdelhak Zhayra

Hidalgo (2004)

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Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Zuleikha Robinson  •  Omar Sharif  •  Adam Alexi-Malle

Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Zuleikha Robinson  •  Omar Sharif  •  Adam Alexi-Malle

Hideous Kinky (1998)

In 1972, disenchanted about the dreary conventions of English life, 25-year-old Julia heads for Morocco with her daughters, six-year-old Lucy and precocious eight-year-old Bea.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Bella Riza  •  Carrie Mullan

In 1972, disenchanted about the dreary conventions of English life, 25-year-old Julia heads for Morocco with her daughters, six-year-old Lucy and precocious eight-year-old Bea.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Bella Riza  •  Carrie Mullan

I ♥ Huckabees (2004)

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Jude Law

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Jude Law

Spartan (2004)

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U.S. government agent Scott is assigned to rescue the daughter of a high-ranking government official. As willing as he is to bend the rules to get things done, though, Scott is shocked to find that others are willing to go even further to protect a political career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Derek Luke  •  William H. Macy  •  Tia Texada

U.S. government agent Scott is assigned to rescue the daughter of a high-ranking government official. As willing as he is to bend the rules to get things done, though, Scott is shocked to find that others are willing to go even further to protect a political career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Derek Luke  •  William H. Macy  •  Tia Texada

The Good Thief (2003)

An aging gambler on a losing streak attempts to rob a casino in Monte Carlo. But someone's already tipped off the cops before he even makes a move.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Tchéky Karyo  •  Nutsa Kukhianidze  •  Marc Lavoine

An aging gambler on a losing streak attempts to rob a casino in Monte Carlo. But someone's already tipped off the cops before he even makes a move.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Tchéky Karyo  •  Nutsa Kukhianidze  •  Marc Lavoine

Three Kings (1999)

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A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Ice Cube  •  Spike Jonze

A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Ice Cube  •  Spike Jonze

La Haine (1995)

After a chaotic night of rioting in a marginal suburb of Paris, three young friends, Vinz, Hubert and Saïd, wander around unoccupied waiting for news about the state of health of a mutual friend who has been seriously injured when confronting the police.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Hubert Koundé  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Abdel Ahmed Ghili

After a chaotic night of rioting in a marginal suburb of Paris, three young friends, Vinz, Hubert and Saïd, wander around unoccupied waiting for news about the state of health of a mutual friend who has been seriously injured when confronting the police.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Hubert Koundé  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Abdel Ahmed Ghili

Crime Spree (2003)

An out-of-town heist becomes a nightmare for a crew of French burglars when they mistakenly rob the head of the Chicago mafia. Unaccustomed to the ways of the American underworld, it is not long before they have the mafia, the FBI and a couple of street gangs on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Mirman
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Johnny Hallyday  •  Renaud

An out-of-town heist becomes a nightmare for a crew of French burglars when they mistakenly rob the head of the Chicago mafia. Unaccustomed to the ways of the American underworld, it is not long before they have the mafia, the FBI and a couple of street gangs on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Mirman
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Johnny Hallyday  •  Renaud

Alive (2002)

After a brutal attack, a 19-year-old girl falls into a self-destructive cycle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sandrine Ray
CAST:  Vahina Giocante  •  Samuel Jouy  •  François Berléand  •  Fanny Cottençon

After a brutal attack, a 19-year-old girl falls into a self-destructive cycle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sandrine Ray
CAST:  Vahina Giocante  •  Samuel Jouy  •  François Berléand  •  Fanny Cottençon

Tom Thumb (2001)

Poucet is a kid from a family of numerous children. The parents, too poor to feed them, decide to abandon them in the forest. Their, the brothers try to find their way out making fantastic encounters. This film is based on the French fairy tale "Le petit poucet" by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Dahan
CAST:  Nils Hugon  •  Raphaël Fuchs-Willig  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Samy Naceri

Poucet is a kid from a family of numerous children. The parents, too poor to feed them, decide to abandon them in the forest. Their, the brothers try to find their way out making fantastic encounters. This film is based on the French fairy tale "Le petit poucet" by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Dahan
CAST:  Nils Hugon  •  Raphaël Fuchs-Willig  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Samy Naceri

Wonder Woman (2017)

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An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patty Jenkins
CAST:  Gal Gadot  •  Chris Pine  •  Robin Wright  •  Connie Nielsen

An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patty Jenkins
CAST:  Gal Gadot  •  Chris Pine  •  Robin Wright  •  Connie Nielsen

My Brother the Devil (2012)

Fourteen-year-old Mo is a lonely, sensitive boy whose hunger for the rant and banter of buddies makes him prone to tread dangerous territories. He idolizes his handsome older brother, Rashid, a charismatic, well-respected member of a local gang, whose drug dealing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sally El Hosaini
CAST:  James Floyd  •  Fady Elsayed  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Aymen Hamdouchi

Fourteen-year-old Mo is a lonely, sensitive boy whose hunger for the rant and banter of buddies makes him prone to tread dangerous territories. He idolizes his handsome older brother, Rashid, a charismatic, well-respected member of a local gang, whose drug dealing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sally El Hosaini
CAST:  James Floyd  •  Fady Elsayed  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Aymen Hamdouchi

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DIRECTION:  Olivier Dahan
CAST:  Nabil El Bouhairi  •  Veronique Octon  •  Samy Naceri  •  Romain Duris

The Garden of Eden (1998)

Alessandro D'Alatri directed this Italian drama about Jesus Christ, covering his childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood, an 18-year span not chronicled in the Bible. The film uses names of the period instead of names given in the Bible. The adult Jeoshua (Kim ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alessandro D'Alatri
CAST:  Kim Rossi Stuart  •  Boris Terral  •  Kassandra Voyagis  •  Saïd Taghmaoui

Alessandro D'Alatri directed this Italian drama about Jesus Christ, covering his childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood, an 18-year span not chronicled in the Bible. The film uses names of the period instead of names given in the Bible. The adult Jeoshua (Kim ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alessandro D'Alatri
CAST:  Kim Rossi Stuart  •  Boris Terral  •  Kassandra Voyagis  •  Saïd Taghmaoui

Gamer (2001)

Tony is crazy about video games. But he is arrested during a hold-up which failed, and he goes to prison for eight months. When he gets out, he contacts Valery, GameStar's boss, and offers her a new video game concept.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Levy
CAST:  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Alexis Loret  •  Camille De Pazzis  •  Maud Buquet

Tony is crazy about video games. But he is arrested during a hold-up which failed, and he goes to prison for eight months. When he gets out, he contacts Valery, GameStar's boss, and offers her a new video game concept.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Levy
CAST:  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Alexis Loret  •  Camille De Pazzis  •  Maud Buquet

Stranded (2010)

Algeria, 1960. A section of French paratroopers are sent in search of a missing aircraft in the Algerian desert. The wreckage of the plane is quickly located, but there are no survivors, just a suitcase stamped “Top Secret”. Stormed by enemy soldiers, the troops ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugues Martin  •  Sandra Martin
CAST:  Thierry Frémont  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet  •  Aurélien Wiik

Algeria, 1960. A section of French paratroopers are sent in search of a missing aircraft in the Algerian desert. The wreckage of the plane is quickly located, but there are no survivors, just a suitcase stamped “Top Secret”. Stormed by enemy soldiers, the troops ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugues Martin  •  Sandra Martin
CAST:  Thierry Frémont  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet  •  Aurélien Wiik

Nationale 7 (2000)

In a nursing home for disabled near Toulon, René is unanimously hated by all. With fifty years and suffering from myopathy, has an irascible, rebellious character. But not resist provocations candor and uprightness of Julie, a special educator rookie. He confesses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Sinapi
CAST:  Nadia Kaci  •  Olivier Gourmet  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Chantal Neuwirth

In a nursing home for disabled near Toulon, René is unanimously hated by all. With fifty years and suffering from myopathy, has an irascible, rebellious character. But not resist provocations candor and uprightness of Julie, a special educator rookie. He confesses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Sinapi
CAST:  Nadia Kaci  •  Olivier Gourmet  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Chantal Neuwirth

Room to Rent (2001)

Ali is a young Egyptian screenwriter determined to succeed in London, where he has been a student. He loves the artistic and political freedom, the colours, the music, the individualism. But he has little money, his student visa is about to expire and he has been ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Khaled El Hagar
CAST:  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Rupert Graves  •  Anna Massey

Ali is a young Egyptian screenwriter determined to succeed in London, where he has been a student. He loves the artistic and political freedom, the colours, the music, the individualism. But he has little money, his student visa is about to expire and he has been ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Khaled El Hagar
CAST:  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Rupert Graves  •  Anna Massey
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