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Amidou (I) (1935–2013)

Little known by the general public, Moroccan-born Amidou can nevertheless boast an onstage and on screen career spanning almost five decades. Appearing in French films most of the time, he also worked in Morocco, in Tunisia and in American action movies like William Friedkin's 'The Sorcerer' and 'Rules of Engagement', John Frankenheimer's 'Ronin' ... See full bio »


(age 78) in Paris, France

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Spy Game
Spy Game Dr. Ahmed - Beirut
Ronin Man at Exchange
Rules of Engagement
Victory Andre - The French


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 2009-2012 Aïcha (TV Series)
Monsieur Bouamaza / Monsieur Bouamazza
- Vacances infernales (2012) ... Monsieur Bouamaza
- La grande débrouille (2011) ... Monsieur Bouamazza
- Job à tout prix (2011) ... Monsieur Bouamaza
- Pilote (2009) ... Monsieur Bouamaza
 2009 Moussem lamchaoucha
Haj Lamfadel
 2007 Ali Baba et les 40 voleurs (TV Movie)
Le Caliphe
 2006 Heaven's Doors
 2002 And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen...
Police Inspector
 2001 Spy Game
Dr. Ahmed - Beirut
 2001 Joséphine, ange gardien (TV Series)
- Romain et Jamila (2001) ... Farid
 2000 Rules of Engagement
Dr. Ahmar
 1998 Hideous Kinky
Sufi Sheikh
 1998 Ronin
Man at Exchange (as Amidou Ben Messaoud)
 1998 Drôle de père (TV Movie)
 1997 Soleil
 1996 Lalla Hoby
Haj Moussa
 1996 L'insoumise (TV Movie)
 1994 Unveiled
Det. Brahms (as Amidou Ben Messaoud)
 1993 Police Secrets (TV Series)
Amin Sanchez
- Le vin qui tue (1993) ... Amin Sanchez
 1992 Le Grand Pardon II
Si Ali
 1992 Hot Chocolate (TV Movie)
 1992 Jo et Milou (TV Movie)
Commissaire Falco
 1992 Prêcheur en eau trouble (TV Movie)
Le commissaire
 1992 La belle histoire
Le berger
 1990 Sixième gauche (TV Series)
Saïd Ben Amar
 1990 Il y a des jours... et des lunes
The incredulous policeman
 1990 Navarro (TV Series)
Rubio Manico
- Fils de périph (1990) ... Rubio Manico
 1989 L'union sacrée
Le Kabyle
 1986 Champagne amer
 1986 Catherine (TV Series)
 1985 La nuit et le moment (TV Movie)
 1985 Adieu blaireau
 1982 Les p'tites têtes
Le Prince Douzami
 1981 Victory
Andre - The French
 1981 Les dossiers de l'écran (TV Series)
 1981 Occhio alla penna
Girolamo / Eagle Eye
 1977 Sorcerer
Kassem - 'Martinez'
 1975 Rosebud
 1973 Man in the Trunk
Le lieutenant Abdul Fouad
 1973 La punition
 1972 What a Flash!
Bit part (uncredited)
 1971 Smic Smac Smoc
Amidou dit Smoc
 1971 Touch and Go
Ali - le patron du bateau tunisien
 1971 Comptes à rebours
 1970 The Crook
 1969 Life Love Death
François Toledo
 1968 Heartbeat
 1968 La fille d'en face
Le dragueur
 1967 Antoine et Cléopâtre (TV Movie)
 1967 Fleur d'oseille
 1967 Live for Life
Un photographe
 1966 Brigade antigangs
Nez Cassé
 1966 Cécilia, médecin de campagne (TV Series)
Rocardo Pozzoni
 1965 Les grands moments
Roger Amy
 1965 Une fille et des fusils
 1963 La parole est au témoin (voice)
 1962 L'ascenseur (TV Movie)
 1962 Thé a la menthe (Short)
 1961 Flore et Blancheflore (TV Movie)
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First Moroccan actor to win a prize at the French Conservatoire National d'Art Dramatique, he was part of the Compagnie Renaud-Barrault's production of Jean Genet's «Les Paravents» in 1968 in Paris. See more »

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