Omar Sy

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Omar Sy
Omar Sy SDCC 2013 X-Men.jpg
Born(1978-01-20) 20 January 1978 (age 36)
Trappes, France
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present
 
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Omar Sy
Omar Sy SDCC 2013 X-Men.jpg
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 appeared on Fort Boyard in 2006. 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 worked in a factory, and his mother is from Mauritania, and was a cleaning woman.[3] He is Muslim.[4]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleDirectorNotes
2000GranturismoVoiceDenis ThybaudShort film
2001La Tour Montparnasse InfernaleTaxiCharles Nemes
La concierge est dans l'ascenseurOlivier CoussemacqShort film
Omar et FredVarious charactersShort TV series
2002The RaceUNO SeargentDjamel Bensalah
Le BouletA Malian GuyAlain Berberian
Frédéric Forestier
SamouraisTysonGiordano Gederlini
Asterix & Obelix: Mission CleopatraPainterAlain ChabatScenes deleted
Ces jours heureuxBriceOlivier Nakache
Eric Toledano
Short film
Si j'étais luiGabrielPhilippe TriboitTV film
2003La BeuzeMichel DembéléFrançois Desagnat
Thomas Sorriaux
2004Le CartonLorenzoCharles Nemes
Coming-outMaxOlivier Ayache-VidalShort film
2005–12SAV des émissionsVarious charactersTV series
2006Les multiplesJimmy (voice)TV series
Nos jours heureuxJosephOlivier Nakache
Eric Toledano
NRJ Ciné Awards – Most Promising Actor
Nominated – NRJ Ciné Award for The Best Kiss (with Marilou Berry)
Nominated – Raimu de la Comédie for The Best Supporting Actor
2007Moot-MootIsidore (voice)TV series
Garage BabesHamidouJulien Pelgrand
2008Seuls twoSammy BouglioniÉric Judor
Ramzy Bedia
2009MicmacsRemingtonJean-Pierre Jeunet
SafariYoussouf HammalOlivier Baroux
Tellement prochesBrunoOlivier Nakache
Eric Toledano
Envoyés très spéciauxJimmyFrédéric Auburtin
King GuillaumeJean PeterPierre-François Martin-Laval
LascarsNarbé (voice)Emmanuel Klotz
Albert Pereira-Lazaro
La Loi de MurphyFather Joachim OrtegaChristophe Campos
Arthur and the Revenge of MaltazardSnow (voice)Luc Besson
2010Le pas Petit PoucetGrand PoucetChristophe CamposTV film
Allez raconte!VoiceJean-Christophe Roger
Histoires de viesMoTV series (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 (Episode: "Y'a des gens qui m'énervent")
Crazy Pink LimoThe philosopher chippendaleJoséphine de MeauxShort film
2013Mood IndigoNicolasMichel Gondry
2014X-Men: Days of Future PastBishopBryan Singer
Good PeopleHenrik Ruben Genz
2015Candy StoreChiddybangStephen GaghanPre-production
SambaOlivier Nakache
Eric Toledano
Post-production
African DreamOmar SyAnnounced
Jurassic WorldColin TrevorrowFilming
ChocolatClown ChocolateRoschdy ZemAnnounced
Untitled John Wells projectFilming

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