Saïd Taghmaoui (born July 19, 1973 in Villepinte, France) is a French-American actor and screenwriter. His parents were Moroccan immigrants of Berber ancestry from Essaouira who settled in France.
- La Haine (1995) as Saïd
- Three Kings (1999) as Captain Said
- The Good Thief (2002) as Paulo
- Spartan (2004) as Tariq Asani
- I Heart Huckabees (2004) as the Translator
- The Kite Runner (2007) as Farid
- House of Saddam (2008) as Barzan Ibrahim
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) as Alvin R. Kibbey / Breaker
- Lost (2009) as Caesar
- Conan the Barbarian (2011) as Ela-Shan
- American Hustle (2013) as Irv's Sheik Plant
- Wonder Woman (2017) as Sameer
- John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum (2019) as The Elder
Tropes in his works:
- Plays Great Ethnics: He's of Berber ethnicity but played quite a number of Middle Eastern characters.