Tahar Rahimâs acting career took off in 2009 when Jacques Audiard offered him the main role
in A Prophet, which won the Grand Prix at the Festival de Cannes as well as nine CÃ©sar Awards,
including the Most Promising Actor and Best Actor Awards for Rahimâs critically acclaimed
performance. His international career was launched when he was cast in Kevin Macdonaldâs
The Eagle (2011), Lou Yeâs Love and Bruises (2011), and Jean-Jacques Annaudâs Black Gold
(2011). Rahim returned to Cannes in 2013 in Asghar Farhadiâs The Past and Rebecca
Zlotowskiâs Grand Central. The success of these films led him to leading roles in Fatih Akinâs The
Cut (2014), Elie Wajemanâs Les Anarchistes (2015), Katell QuillÃ©vÃ©rÃ©âs Heal the Living (2016)
and Kiyoshi Kurosawaâs Daguerrotype (2016). Rahim was nominated for a Golden Globe for
the series The Serpent, in which he has the leading role and which was recently released on
Netflix, as well as in Kevin McDonaldâs The Mauritanian, in which he plays alongside Jodie
Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Upcoming projects include a key role in Extrapolations with Meryl Streep, Kit Harrington and Sienna Miller, as well as a major role in the upcoming Marvel film Madame Web. In 2023, Rahim will be seen in Ridley Scottâs next project, Napoleon, on Apple TV+.