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After his breakthrough performance in A Prophet by Jacques Audiard, which received 9 César and the Festival de Cannes Grand Prix, Tahar Rahim won the César for Best Male Newcomer and for Best Actor. He returned to Cannes in Competition with The Past by Asghar Farhadi and Grand Central by Rebecca Zlotowski (2013). Following this, he went on to play numerous leading roles both in France and worldwide, including in The Price of Success by Teddy Lussi-Modeste, Samba by Éric Toledano & Olivier Nakache, Mary Magdalene by Garth Davis, as well as in the series The Looming Tower alongside Jeff Daniels. In 2021, he achieved international success with The Serpent and The Mauritanianby Kevin Macdonald, for which he received multiple nominations, including Best Actor at the Golden Globes and at the BAFTAs. He will soon be starring in Don Juan by Serge Bozon and She Came to Me by Rebecca Miller.

Films presented at Cannes

Jury members

Member - Feature films - 2021
Member - Un Certain Regard - 2015