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Amidou (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 »

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(age 78) in Paris, France

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 2009-2012 Aïcha (TV Series)
Monsieur Bouamaza / Monsieur Bouamazza
- La grande débrouille (2011) ... Monsieur Bouamazza
- Pilote (2009) ... Monsieur Bouamaza
 2009 Moussem lamchaoucha
Haj Lamfadel
 2007 Ali Baba et les 40 voleurs (TV Movie)
Le Caliphe
 2006 Heaven's Doors
Mansour
 2002 And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen...
Police Inspector
 2001 Spy Game
Dr. Ahmed - Beirut
 2001 Joséphine, ange gardien (TV Series)
Farid
- 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)
Lacombe
 1997 Soleil
Mokzar
 1996 Lalla Hoby
Haj Moussa
 1996 L'insoumise (TV Movie)
Medhi
 1994 Unveiled
Det. Brahms (as Amidou Ben Messaoud)
 1993 Le vin qui tue (TV Movie)
Amin Sanchez
 1992 Le Grand Pardon II
Si Ali
 1992 Hot Chocolate (TV Movie)
Beauregard
 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 There Were Days... and Moons
The incredulous policeman
 1990 Navarro (TV Series)
Rubio Manico
- Fils de périph (1990) ... Rubio Manico
 1989 L'union sacrée
Le Kabyle
 1986 Champagne amer
Slim
 1986 Catherine (TV Series)
Abou
 1985 La nuit et le moment (TV Movie)
Kerchouch
 1985 Farewell to Fred
Poupée
 1982 Les p'tites têtes
Le Prince Douzami
 1981 Victory
Andre - The French
 1981 Les dossiers de l'écran (TV Series)
 1981 Buddy Goes West
Girolamo / Eagle Eye
 1977 Sorcerer
Kassem - 'Martinez'
 1975 Rosebud
Kirkbane
 1973 Man in the Trunk
Le lieutenant Abdul Fouad
 1973 The Punishment
Raymond
 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 Countdown
Macyas
 1970 The Crook
Bill
 1969 Life Love Death
François Toledo
 1968 Heartbeat
Etienne
 1968 The Girl Across the Way
Le dragueur
 1967 Antoine et Cléopâtre (TV Movie)
Sesotris
 1967 Sorrel Flower
Francis
 1967 Live for Life
Un photographe
 1966 Brigade Anti Gangs
Nez Cassé
 1966 Cécilia, médecin de campagne (TV Series)
Rocardo Pozzoni
 1965 Les grands moments
Roger Amy
 1965 The Decadent Influence
Amidou
 1962 L'ascenseur (TV Movie)
Dubois
 1962 Thé a la menthe (Short)
 1961 Flore et Blancheflore (TV Movie)
L'aubergiste
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Alternate Names:

Amidou Ben Messaoud
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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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