Omar Sy

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Omar Sy
Omar Sy in 2012
Sy in January 2012
Born(1978-01-20) 20 January 1978 (age 36)
Trappes, France
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present
 
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Omar Sy
Omar Sy in 2012
Sy in January 2012
Born(1978-01-20) 20 January 1978 (age 36)
Trappes, France
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present

Omar Sy (born 20 January 1978) is a French film actor, best known for his duo with Fred Testot, Omar et Fred, and for his role in The Intouchables, written and directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, which became the second highest grossing French film of all time in the French box office.[1] He received the César Award for Best Actor on 24 February 2012 for his role in The Intouchables and in doing so also became the first black actor to win the honorary French award. The role also earned him a nomination for a Satellite Award for Best Actor.[2]

Sy was born in Trappes, France. His father is Senegalese and his mother is from Mauritania.[3] He is a Muslim.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleDirectorNotes
2000GranturismoVoiceDenis ThybaudShort
2001La Tour Montparnasse InfernaleTaxiCharles Nemes
La concierge est dans l'ascenseurOlivier CoussemacqShort
Omar et FredVarious CharactersShort TV Series
2002The RaceUNO SeargentDjamel Bensalah
Le BouletA Malian GuyAlain Berberian
Frédéric Forestier
SamouraisTyson'Giordano Gederlini
Asterix & Obelix: Mission CleopatraPainterAlain Chabatscenes deleted
Ces jours heureuxBriceOlivier Nakache
Eric Toledano
Short
Si j'étais luiGabrielPhilippe TriboitTV Movie
2003La BeuzeMichel DembéléFrançois Desagnat
Thomas Sorriaux
2004Le CartonLorenzoCharles Nemes
Coming-outMaxOlivier Ayache-VidalShort
2005–2012SAV des émissionsVarious CharactersTV Series
2006Les multiplesJimmy's voiceTV Series
Nos jours heureuxJosephOlivier Nakache
Eric Toledano
NRJ Ciné Awards – Most Promising Actor
Nominated – NRJ Ciné Awards for The Best Kiss (with Marilou Berry)
Nominated – Raimu de la Comédie for The Best Supporting Actor
2007Moot-MootIsidore's voiceTV Series
Garage BabesHamidouJulien PelgrandVideo
2008Seuls twoSammy BouglioniÉric Judor
Ramzy Bedia
2009MicmacsRemingtonJean-Pierre JeunetNominated - Chlotrudis Award for Best Cast
SafariYoussouf HammalOlivier Baroux
Tellement prochesBrunoOlivier Nakache
Eric Toledano
Envoyés très spéciauxJimmyFrédéric Auburtin
King GuillaumeJean PeterPierre-François Martin-Laval
LascarsNarbé's voiceEmmanuel Klotz
Albert Pereira-Lazaro
La Loi de MurphyFather Joachim OrtegaChristophe Campos
Arthur and the Revenge of MaltazardSnow's voiceLuc Besson
2010Le pas Petit PoucetGrand PoucetChristophe CamposTV Movie
Allez raconte!VoiceJean-Christophe Roger
Histoires de viesMo'TV Series (1 Episode : "Conte de la frustration")
2011Les TucheBouzolles's monkOlivier Baroux
The IntouchablesDrissOlivier Nakache
Eric Toledano
César Award for Best Actor
Tokyo International Film Festival – Best Actor (Share with François Cluzet)
Lumières de la presse étrangère Award for Best Actor
Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actor
Etoiles d'Or Award for Revelation of the Year
Santa Barbara International Film Festival — Virtuoso Award
Nominated — Black Reel Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated — European Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture
Fish'n ChipsFishTV Series (52 Episodes)
2012Les SeigneursWéké N'DogoOlivier Dahan
Mais qui a retué Pamela Rose ?MosbyOlivier Baroux
Kad Merad
De l'autre côté du périphOusmane DiakhatéDavid Charhon
BrefHimselfTV Series (1 Episode : "Y'a des gens qui m'énervent")
Crazy Pink LimoThe philosopher chippendaleJoséphine de MeauxShort
2013Mood IndigoNicolasMichel Gondry
2014X-Men: Days of Future PastBishopBryan SingerPost-Production
Good PeopleHenrik Ruben GenzPost-Production
SambaOlivier Nakache
Eric Toledano
Post-Production
2015Candy StoreStephen GaghanPre-Production
African DreamOmar SyAnnounced

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