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At the end of the day, I remain a country boy inside.

At the end of the day, I remain a country boy inside.

It's not about 'succeeding,' but sometimes on a film, you know you've captured something. ---->>>

We need prisons because there are some hardcore criminals, but I never met a guy who has been in jail that came out with a smile on his face thinking, 'Right, that's it - now I am going to be good!' ---->>>

I recall the first time my agent told me to wear clothes specifically chosen for me, I would try and find excuses not to do it. ---->>>

With 'Eagle of the Ninth,' every shot was extremely planned and organized. The director was like, 'Do this!' And I say, 'How was it?' and he says, 'Good.' It was very odd. I would never know where he was headed, or even if he was shooting me at a close-up or from a distance. ---->>>

Everybody is not completely traumatised by their life.

Everybody is not completely traumatised by their life.

I don't know how to get bored. I need to learn to rest. ---->>>

I don't spend much time on Twitter. I joined because I found it funny. ---->>>

I knew I'd have to go to Paris eventually, and I didn't want to be the provincial kid who just turns up and says, 'I want to act.' ---->>>

I learned to walk on my own legs, to dive so deeply into a role to forget that I'm acting. ---->>>

I'd rather have one good scene in a movie by a great director than a small role in a mediocre movie. ---->>>

I'm an actor, full stop. Not an Arab actor. Not an actor of Algerian origin. Just an actor. ---->>>

I'm looking for challenges, and as always, what matters is the script, the character and the director. ---->>>

I've always refused to play terrorists. ---->>>

If I don't love my character, I can't do it. ---->>>

Movies don't have borders.

Movies don't have borders.

Thanks to 'A Prophet,' I'm known in a lot of countries. ---->>>

The mud is cold when you're in the north of Scotland! ---->>>

We're seeing TV series that are as good as movies were in the '70s and '80s - shows like 'The Wire,' 'The Sopranos' and 'Breaking Bad.' ---->>>

What is art? Art talks about life; it's subversive.

What is art? Art talks about life; it's subversive.

I don't want to say, 'I want to be in Hollywood,' like so many actors do, but I know that Hollywood is still making good movies, and I'd like to be part of that someday. ---->>>

I like films to be pure cinema, but I also like them to provide a snapshot of a family, a society or a character - something that can nourish you as a human being as well as an actor. ---->>>

In my town, and especially in my area, there were people from everywhere: Algerians, Senegalese, French people, Asians, all kinds of immigrants and natives, and everyone circulated. ---->>>

Some kids go walking in the mountains, but I just went to the cinema. So when I told my parents I wanted to be an actor, even though this wasn't normal for Arab kids or anyone in the town, they were sort of expecting it and were very supportive. ---->>>

I love fashion as an art; I love fashion as costume, as a character. I don't like dictates and the phoniness of appearance. ---->>>

I simply can't wear an outfit if I don't feel that is right for me. ---->>>

I sometimes feel that racism is getting worse. ---->>>

When you agree to work with a filmmaker, it's important that you accept their world. It's an adventure. I like that. I throw myself into the director's arms, into their universe. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: 07-04, 1981
Birthplace: Belfort, France
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Occupation: Actor
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Tahar Rahim (born 4 July 1981) is a French actor of Algerian descent. He is 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 Scottish Gaelic for his role as the Seal Prince in Kevin Macdonald's The Eagle (wikipedia)