|Occupation(s)||Actor, film director, screenwriter, producer|
Roschdy Zem (born 27 September 1965) is a French actor and filmmaker of Moroccan descent. He shared the award for Best Actor for his role in the film Days of Glory at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
Versatile and determined to not be typecast in "Beur" roles, Roschdy Zem developed his range, playing a General of Napoléon in Monsieur N. (2003), a Jewish father in Va, vis et deviens (Live and Become, 2005), and a transvestite in Change moi ma vie (Change My Life, 2001) alongside Fanny Ardant. He also appeared in roles highlighting issues in mainstream French society as well as in films promoting aspects of French and North African history such as Indigènes (Days of Glory, 2006) and Camping à la ferme (2005), based on a script from Azouz Begag.
In 2011, he directed the film Omar Killed Me, which was selected as the Moroccan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.
|2006||Bad Faith||Yes||Yes||Also actor|
|2011||Omar Killed Me||Yes||Yes||Also co-producer|
|2014||Bodybuilder||Yes||Yes||Also actor and producer|
|2008||My Little Business||César Award for Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|2006||The Young Lieutenant||César Award for Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|2006||Days of Glory||Cannes Film Festival - Best Actor||Won|
|2007||Bad Faith||César Award for Best First Feature Film||Nominated|
|2007||Bad Faith||Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actor||Nominated|
|2009||The Girl from Monaco||César Award for Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|2009||The Girl from Monaco||Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actor||Nominated|
|2012||Omar Killed Me||César Award for Best Adaptation||Nominated|
|2017||Chocolat||Globe de Cristal for Best Film||Won|