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Saïd Taghmaoui Biography
Saïd Taghmaoui was born on July 19, 1973. he is a French-American actor and screenwriter of Moroccan descent. 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 Captain Said in Three Kings (1999) and Sameer in Wonder Woman (2017).Saïd Taghmaoui
Saïd Taghmaoui was born in Villepinte, Seine-Saint-Denis, France, to Moroccan immigrant parents. He has 9 siblings. He dropped out of school at a young age and became a boxer; at one point ranking number 2 in France in his category. He met Mathieu Kassovitz with whom he co-wrote the 1995 French film “La Haine” which won the Best Director award in Cannes. Kassovitz directed the movie in which Saïd played one of the leads. Since than Saïd has been a force in French cinema and has made films in Italy, Germany, The United States, and Morocco.
Taghmaoui is a practicing Muslim. He moved to the United States in 1999 and in 2008, obtained American citizenship. He speaks 4 languages; French, Arabic, English, and Italian.
Saïd Taghmaoui Age
Saïd Taghmaoui is 46 years old. born on 19 July 1973.
Saïd Taghmaoui Pronunciation
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Saïd Taghmaoui Photo
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Saïd Taghmaoui Height
He has a height of 5 feet 8 inches. He has a black hair color and his eye color is dark brown. There is no information about his body weight and shoe size. but we will update you soon.
Saïd Taghmaoui Family
Taghmaoui was born into a large family comprising eight children; he had four brothers and three sisters. His parents were Moroccan immigrants of Berber ancestry from Essaouira. Taghmaoui grew up in the Rose des Vents quartier of the Aulnay-sous-Bois commune. He dropped out of school to become a boxer, rising as high as No. 2 in his weight class in France.
Saïd Taghmaoui Wife
There are no records or information concerning Saïd Taghmaoui’s past and current relationships. he has managed to keep his professional and private life separate. he might be or not dating someone currently. we will update the information soon.
Saïd Taghmaoui Tv shows & Movies
1. Wonder Woman 2017
2. La Haine 1995
3. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum 2019
4. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
5. Three Kings 1999
6. Vantage Point 2008
7. Traitor 2008
8. Hideous Kinky 1998
9. Conan the Barbarian 2011
10. Hidalgo (film) 2004
11. The Missing 2014- 2016
12. The Good Thief 2002
13. The Kite Runner (film) 2007
14. House of Saddam 2008
15. O Jerusalem 2006
16. Crime Spree 2003
17. American Hustle 2013
18. Touch (TV series) 2012-2013
19. Ali Zaoua 2000
20. My Brother the Devil 2012
21. I Heart Huckabees 2004
22. The Infiltrator 2016
23. Spartan (film) 2004
24. Five Fingers 2006
25. At First Light 2018
26. Espionage Tonight 2016
27. Mogadishu 2008
28. Héroïnes 1997
29. Kandisha 2008
30. Uneasy Riders 2000
31. Room to Rent 2000
32. Linear 2009
33. Absolutely Fabulous (film) 2001
34. Break Of Dawn 2002
35. Tom Thumb 2001
36. Night is Meant for Sleeping 2015
37. The Garden of Eden 1998
38. Djinns (film) 2010
39. Gamer 2001
40. L’ Attache 1996
Saïd Taghmaoui Net Worth
Taghmaoui is a French actor and screenwriter who has a net worth of $5 million. his income` earnings` and salary totals are Under Review. we will update soon.
Saïd Taghmaoui John Wick 3
Saïd Taghmaoui plays the Elder in the film John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. the elder is a member of the High Table. The Elder lives in the middle of the Moroccan desert. Whilst John was on the search for him he passes out in dehydration.
He is carried on camelback towards the Elder’s tent. When the Elder questions John on why he has come, he states that he wants to remember Helen. John cuts off his own ring finger is a sign of loyalty towards the High Table and hands his wedding ring toward the Elder. The Elder tells Wick that in order to remember Helen, he must kill Winston, who has refused to step down in the position of manager of the Continental.
Saïd Taghmaoui Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman is an American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name and is the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film was released on June 2, 2017, and stars Gal Gadot in the eponymous role of Wonder Woman, reprising her role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
the film was directed by Patty Jenkins from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and a story by Heinberg, Zack Snyder, and Jason Fuchs, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot in the title role, alongside Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, and Elena Anaya.it took place during World War I, the film places itself as the first entry in the chronological order of the DCEU
In the movie, Saïd Taghmaoui portrayed Sameer in the 2017 film Wonder Woman.
Sameer backstory in wonder woman
Sameer was born in Morocco, and at some point learned numerous foreign languages, and gained considerable acting skills.
He was, however, unable to become an actor, due to arabophobic discrimination, so he instead becomes a skilled liar and deceiver. Ultimately, Sameer actively participates in World War I as a spy, befriending fellow spy Steve Trevor in the process.
Fighting with Steve Trevor and Diana
Sameer was first seen in a bar in London where he was recruited by Steve Trevor for his and Diana’s mission he was promised money for two days.
After liberating a village, Sameer chose to stay with the group without payment and acted as Steve’s driver when he infiltrated the German event. Sameer was present when Steve boarded the plane he aided the others in clearing a path for Steve. Sameer died sometime later after the war ended.
Sameer is charming, open-minded, improvisational, and intelligent, though he has an occasional penchant for spinning elaborate lies. As an Arab, Sameer is bitter about his race complicating his lofty ambition to become an actor, but he resolutely maintains the ambition nonetheless.
While Sameer initially only has purely monetary interests when joining the Wonder Men, seeing Wonder Woman’s compassion and unbreakable spirit in action boosts his morale and energizes Sameer past the point of sheer profit, inducing him to both take active initiative and adamantly refuse to abandon the team once their mission increases in length and complexity.
Possibly due to having been on the receiving end of arabophobic discrimination, Sameer shows no racism whatsoever to Chief, and is also quite open-minded, believing that there might be some truth to Wonder Woman’s story about the God of War Ares (despite Charlie, and Steve Trevor’s skepticism).
Saïd Taghmaoui Interview
Saïd Taghmaoui did not wait until the success falls from the sky. He himself rolled out the red carpet. Today, this Franco-Moroccan actor has established itself in Hollywood. And in 2009, we will find him on the screens in Season 5 of Lost, House of Sadaam, Betrayal, GI Joe … We met him at the sixth Agadir Festival “Cinema and Migrations”. Interview.
Objectif Cinema: Is immigration a theme that particularly affects you?
Said Taghmaoui: Of course, my life was made only of immigration. My parents emigrated a long time ago from a region near Agadir to France. Then I had to exile myself to the United States.
Objectif Cinema: When did you realize that it would be difficult for your career?
Saïd Taghmaoui: The day Guillaume Depardieu won the prize for best hope in Cannes, despite the success of La Haine, I thought things would be complicated. Did the son of the greatest French actor needed at this time of hope? I do not think so. Personally, I have nothing against him. But this episode made me think.
Objective Cinema: How do you react when you talk about successful integration?
Saïd Taghmaoui: In France, we should rather talk about successful disintegration. That’s what I am because I myself had to emigrate to succeed.
Objectif Cinema: Is not the problem more a question of acceptance than of integration?
Said Taghmaoui: Of course. People have been integrated for a long time. We still have trouble accepting those young people like me succeed honestly and take power in quotation marks. There are still too many people who believe they have an advantage because they are white even though, socially and intellectually, they can be completely ridiculous.
Objectif Cinema: You grew up in a difficult neighborhood. When you were younger, did you feel that famous hate?
Said Taghmaoui: Of course. It can be called hatred, misunderstanding, contempt … It’s like a mother who does not raise her children the same way. So we will take the symbolism of the Mom Republic who has various children and gives more love to some than others. After that, do not be surprised that some grow up with resentment.
Objectif Cinéma: What do you think of audiovisual quota policies to promote diversity?
Said Taghmaoui: A quota policy in the country of human rights is shocking. On the other hand, if it is necessary to arrive there so that there are more actors from immigration, then, yes, I am for. Positive, negative discrimination, integration, disintegration, acceptance, these are just words. In the meantime, we are very far from having Mohammed Obama in France.
Objectif Cinema: When is Said Obama?
Said Taghmaoui: But I’m already a Said Obama because I did “yes we can” and I left. I could never have had this career if I had not gone. Do not forget it!
Objectif Cinema: Are there things you are happy to have left behind in France?
Saïd Taghmaoui: The stupidity and French taxes (jokingly). They are so high that if you fall you do not get up.
Objective Cinema: Are the roles that we propose to you in Hollywood caricatures of the style the hoodlum, the terrorist, etc?
Said Taghmaoui: No, not at all. It is up to the actor to make his own choices and to assume them. You can only blame yourself for accepting certain roles. Obviously, I avoid playing Manichaean characters and Allahu akbar clichés.
Objectif Cinéma: What is the secret of your success?
Said Taghmaoui: I have a strong character and I fought to get there. Besides, I learned everything in the street, not at school. And today, I speak French, Arabic, English, Italian, Spanish, the language of wood and the language of the heart.
Objectif Cinema: Despite your success, you continue collaborations with rap groups like Mac Tyer, Nessbeal … Why?
Said Taghmaoui: I stay close to my roots. When I have time and the pieces are honest, I run smoothly. Rap is a music that brought me a lot of strength in life.
Objective Cinema: What would Said Taghmaoui look like if he had not been an actor?
Saïd Taghmaoui: A Moroccan full time. Besides, we must not forget I should have been born here.
Objectif Cinéma: What are your future projects for Morocco?
Saïd Taghmaoui: Give theater classes at the Marrakech Film School. I do not know when, but it will happen. I will try to share some of the experience I gained.
Objective Cinema: what kind of role is missing in your career?
Saïd Taghmaoui: I miss a woman in my career, the real partner of my film, and of course children. So, ladies send your requests on my Facebook page! (to laugh)