Tahar Rahim

Tahar Rahim Movies and TV Shows

Tahar Rahim (born 5 July 1981) is a French actor of Algerian origin. Born in Belfort, France, his family is originally from the region of Oran, Algeria. He is most notably known for his starring role as Malik El Djebena in the 2009 award-winning French movie A Prophet by Jacques Audiard. Rahim has demonstrated multilingual skills and an ear for accents, having played in Corsican and Arabic in addition to French in A Prophet, and in ancient Gaelic for his role as the seal prince in Kevin Macdonald's The Eagle. He says that he found refuge from the boredom of Belfort in cinema. Watching up to five movies a week during his youth, this habit that gave birth and fed his passion for the art. After earning a Baccalauréat at the Lycée Condorcet of Belfort, he enrolled first in Sports and then Computer Science programs. After two subsequent years of an unmotivated boredom with the subjects in Strasbourg and Marseille, Rahim decided to pursue his passion and began to study film at the Paul Valéry University of Montpellier. His life as a film student was chronicled in a documentary by Cyril Mennegun titled "Tahar, student", aired on French TV channel France 5 in 2006. Following this, Rahim moved to Paris in 2005 and studied drama at the Laboratoire de l'Acteur under Hélène Zidi-Chéruy while working in a factory during the week, and in a night club on weekends to make ends meet. In mid 2006, after signing with an agent, Rahim won a part in the hit Canal+ television series La Commune written by Abdel Raouf Dafri. Dafri penned the first draft of the script to A Prophet. Rahim then met Audiard when the two coincidentally shared a cab while the two were leaving a set. Tahar introduced himself saying that "I knew it was Audiard and I said I was a fan but I think I was a bit silly" and was afterward very surprised that Audiard remembered him enough to contact him about A Prophet. After a two-line appearance in 2008 horror movie Inside starring Béatrice Dalle, he went through a gruelling three months of auditioning. After eight callbacks, he landed his breakthrough role. Rahim is now set to star in controversial Chinese director Lou Ye's movie Bitch. The director, twice banned from making movies by the Chinese government, likely met Tahar at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival where they were each presenting Spring Fever and A Prophet respectively. Bitch is the adaptation of the banned biography of Jie Liu Falin. Another project in the works is Des hommes libres (Free men), the biopic on Si Kaddour Benghabrit, founder of the Great Mosque of Paris, to be directed by Ismaël Ferroukhi of Le Grand Voyage fame.

Personal info

  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 7/4/1981 (42 years old)
  • Place of birth: Belfort, France
  • instagram: taharrahimofficiel
Year
Genre
IMDB
TMDB
Available on the following streaming services in the UK
Madame Web
TMDB 55%
role:
Ezekiel Sims
Not available
2024

Action

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

55%
Not available
Napoleon
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 65%
role:
Paul Barras
Not available
2023

Drama

History

War & Politics

6.4
65%
Not available
Extrapolations
IMDB 6.1
TMDB 57%
role:
Ezra Haddad
2023

Drama

6.1
57%
Don Juan
TMDB 32%
role:
Laurent
2022

Comedy

Music

32%
The Mauritanian
IMDB 7.5
TMDB 74%
role:
Mohamedou Ould Slahi
2021

Drama

7.5
74%
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The Serpent
IMDB 7.6
TMDB 76%
role:
Charles Sobhraj
2021

Crime

Drama

7.6
76%
2019

Drama

6.5
65%
2018

Drama

History

5.9
64%
The Looming Tower
IMDB 8.0
TMDB 75%
role:
Ali Soufan
2018

Drama

War & Politics

8.0
75%
2017

Comedy

Drama

5.8
59%
2016

Drama

6.8
64%
2016

Drama

Horror

Romance

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.7
58%
2015

Crime

Drama

6.7
63%
The Anarchists
IMDB 5.7
TMDB 57%
role:
Jean Albertini
2015

Drama

History

Thriller

5.7
57%
Santa Claus
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 68%
role:
Le Père Noël
2014

Comedy

6.3
68%
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The Cut
IMDB 6.2
TMDB 62%
role:
Nazaret Manoogian
2014

Drama

History

6.2
62%
Samba
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 64%
role:
Walid aka Wilson
2014

Comedy

Drama

6.7
64%
2013

Crime

Thriller

6.3
63%
2013

Drama

Romance

6.2
57%
The Past
IMDB 7.7
TMDB 73%
role:
Samir
2013

Drama

Mystery

7.7
73%
Our Children
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 67%
role:
Mounir
2012

Drama

6.8
67%
Black Gold
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 65%
role:
Auda
2011

Adventure

Drama

6.6
65%
Free Men
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 56%
role:
Younes
2011

Drama

History

6.6
56%
The Eagle
IMDB 6.2
TMDB 62%
role:
Seal Prince
2011

Adventure

Drama

6.2
62%
A Prophet
IMDB 7.8
TMDB 76%
role:
Malik El Djebena
2009

Crime

Drama

7.8
76%
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Inside
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 67%
role:
Policier municipal 1
2007

Horror

6.7
67%

FAQs

Some movies or TV shows available in the UK starring or involving Tahar Rahim are, for example, Extrapolations, The Mauritanian and The Serpent.
The streaming services with the largest selection are Google Play, Prime Video and iTunes.
The best StreamHint ratings are The Looming Tower (7.8), A Prophet (7.7) and The Serpent (7.6).
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