More Saïd Taghmaoui Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Good Thief)Saïd Taghmaoui was a champion boxer before he became an actor. He burst onto the scene in LA HAINE (AKA: HATE), in a part tailor-made for him. Since this film brought him to international fame, he has been in demand with English language directors and has been cast in THREE KINGS, opposite George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg; HIDEOUS KINKY, opposite Kate Winslet; ROOM TO RENT; LAST MINUTE KASBAH; GO FOR GOLD; and the upcoming US version of the big British television hit Absolute Fabulous.
Taghmaoui's film credits also include: CONFESSIONS D'UN DRAGUEUR; LE PETIT POUCET (AKA: TOM THUMB); GAMER; ALI ZAOU; TORBALL; LA TAULE (AKA: THE SLAMMER); I GIARDINI DELL'EDEN (AKA: THE GARDEN OF EDEN); ONOREVOLLI DETENUTI (AKA MEN BEHIND BARS); LE TEMPS DE L'INNOCENCE; SAMIR; HEROINES; LA TACHE; PUTAIN DE PORTE; LA RACAILLE; LES FANTOMES DE MINUIT and L'ATTACHE.
His television work includes the award-winning Nationale 7 (aka: Uneasy Riders); La Bougeotte; Elvis Aziz; Trop Libre Pour Toi; Freres; and Racket.
Bio courtesy Fox Searchlight for "The Good Thief" (09-Apr-2003)