Samy Naceri

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Samy Naceri (French pronunciation: ​[sami naseˈʁi]; born 2 July 1961) is a French actor known for his work in the four Taxi movies and The Code (La Mentale).

Childhood and Career[edit]

He was born Saïd Naceri to an Algerian Kabyle father and a French mother in the 4th arrondissement of Paris and spent his childhood in the Parisian suburb of Fontenay-sous-Bois. His brother is Bibi Naceri, who co-wrote and co-starred in international hit film District 13. He shared the award for Best Actor for his role in the film Days of Glory at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He has a son, Julian, born in 1995. He is currently married to actress Marie Guillard. Stemming from a substance abuse charge in 2003, Samy was sentenced to eight months' imprisonment with deferment, had his driving licence suspended for three years, and was penalized with a 5,000 fine for a road rage incident in which he smashed a car and assaulted one of its occupants.[2][3][4][5]

In November 2005, after waiting for a late guest, Naceri attacked a 22-year-old man with an ashtray at a trendy Paris restaurant.[6] The actor was convicted for assault and spent two months in jail.[7] He was released in February 2006. Then, in December 2006 he was imprisoned for racially abusing police officers.[8] In January 2007 he was accused of attempted murder after stabbing a security guard in Aix-en-Provence, He was sentenced to 9 months in prison (6 months suspended) for violence and was also sentenced to 1 month in prison for assaulting two guards at a medical centre where he was being treated for overdosing on drugs.[9][10]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Winner

2006 Best Actor Cannes Film Festival

1995 Special Prize Locarno International Film Festival

1995 Special Mention Festival du Film de Paris

Nominated

1999 Most Promising Actor Cesar Awards

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Days of Glory". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-12-13. 
  2. ^ Philippe DU TANNEY, Les nouvelles frasques de Samy Naceri, in Le Figaro, no. 17644, jeudi 3 mai 2001, p. 16
  3. ^ Philippe DU TANNEY, Sami Naceri condamné pour injures, dans Le Figaro, no. 17668, jeudi 31 mai 2001, p. 11
  4. ^ Philippe du TANNEY, Le timide repentir de Samy Naceri, in Le Figaro, no. 18071, samedi 14 septembre 2002, p. 10
  5. ^ Associated Press, Samy Naceri à l'amende, in Le Monde, samedi 12 octobre 2002
  6. ^ Christophe Ono-Dit-Biot, Samy l'embrouille a encore frappé, in Le Point, jeudi 1er décembre 2005, p. 82.
  7. ^ Le Monde, lundi 28 novembre 2005, p. 8
  8. ^ "French actor jailed over insults". BBC News. 14 December 2006. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "FOXNews.com - Actor Samy Naceri Sentenced in Two Cases - Celebrity Gossip – Entertainment News – Arts And Entertainment". [dead link]
  10. ^ « Samy Naceri de nouveau devant la justice ! », Peoplestar.tv, 15 Octobre 2008.

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