In 2023, Tahar Rahim is still not unemployed.
In recent months, the actor of
has been on all fronts: presentation of the film
at Cannes, filming of two Hollywood blockbusters
by Ridley Scott and
by Marvel, juror at the Marrakech film festival, inauguration of the illuminations of Champs-Elysees.
On February 24, Tahar Rahim will be on stage at the Olympia to preside over the 48th Cesar ceremony.
The 41-year-old artist succeeds veteran screenwriter Danièle Thompson.
In a joint press release, the Académie des César and the broadcaster channel of the Canal+ evening praise an actor who “
led his career with finesse, moving towards rich, diverse and complex characters, and new experiences”
Filmmakers in France and abroad offered him to play in front of their cameras: Lou Ye for
Love and Bruises
, Jean-Jacques Annaud for
, Asghar Fahradi for
, Rebecca Zlotowski for
, Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache for
, Fatih Akhin for
, or even Kevin Macdonald for
, which earned him a first Golden Globe and BAFTA nomination in 2021
”, lists the text.
Tahar Rahim wrote a page in the history of the Caesars
On the small screen, his filmography is just as impressive.
Tahar Rahim made a name for himself across the Atlantic in 2018 with Amazon Prime's
, an account of al-Qaeda's emergence on FBI radars in the years leading up to 9/11, 2021. He also in the credits of the miniseries
by Damien Chazelle on Netflix, a hymn to the power of jazz in today's multicultural Paris.
Tahar Rahim's wife, actress Leïla Bekhti played the leading role.
In 2021, Tahir caused a stir as French serial killer Charles Sobhraj in
, a BBC-Netflix co-production.
Revealed to the public in 2009 in
by Jacques Audiard, Tahar Rahim wrote with this prison chronicle the history of the Caesars.
The actor had won in quick succession in 2010 the statuettes for best actor and best male hope.
This double had caused a reform of the regulations making it impossible to combine nominations in these two categories.
No master of ceremonies assigned to the César 2023
The Césars approach this 48th edition, already under the sign of some turbulence.
On Monday, the Academy announced its decision to withdraw, for its next ceremony, those implicated "for acts of violence", in the wake of the Sofiane Bennacer affair, a young actor starring in the film
trees indicted for rape.
Losing audiences, often criticized for their length (like their American cousins at the Oscars), this 48th awards ceremony tries to innovate in terms of presentation.
, this 2023 vintage will not have a master of ceremonies, but a dozen artists, including Jérôme Commandeur, Ahmed Sylla and Léa Drucker, will provide entertainment.
The Honorary Cesar will be awarded to American director David Fincher, maestro of
Seven, Fight Club
Nominations will be announced on January 23.