Samy Naceri
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Saïd Naceri

(1961-07-02) 2 July 1961 (age 61)
Paris, France
Years active1989–present

Saïd Naceri (born 2 July 1961), known as Samy Naceri (French pronunciation: ​[sami naseʁi]), is a French actor known for his work in the four Taxi films and The Code (La Mentale).

Early life and career

Naceri was born to an Algerian Berber Kabyle father and a French mother in the 4th arrondissement of Paris and spent his childhood in the Parisian suburb of Fontenay-sous-Bois. His brother is Bibi Naceri, who co-wrote and co-starred in international hit film District 13. He shared the award for Best Actor for his role in the film Days of Glory at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Personal life

Stemming from a substance abuse charge in 2003, Naceri was sentenced to eight months' imprisonment with deferment, had his driving licence suspended for three years, and was penalized with a 5,000 fine for a road rage incident in which he smashed a car and assaulted one of its occupants.[2][3][4][5]

In November 2005, after waiting for a late guest, Naceri attacked a 22-year-old man with an ashtray at a trendy Paris restaurant.[6] The actor was convicted for assault and spent two months in jail.[7] He was released in February 2006. Then, in December 2006 he was imprisoned for racially abusing police officers.[8] In January 2007 he was accused of attempted murder after stabbing a security guard in Aix-en-Provence. He was sentenced to 9 months in prison (6 months suspended) for violence and was also sentenced to 1 month in prison for assaulting two guards at a medical center where he was being treated for overdosing on drugs.[9][10]


Awards and nominations


2006: Cannes Film Festival - Best Actor

1995: Locarno International Film Festival - Best Actor

1995: Festival du Film de Paris - Special Mention


1999: Cesar Award for Most Promising Actor


Samy Naceri was starred in the MV of Günahsız Günahım song. Günahsız Günahım was taken at Paris for same-named MV of Azerbaijani singer Roya. It was directed by Charly Clodion and managed by Kenan Bayramov and Boris Abdull. Music of song is Naila Mirmammadli's.


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Days of Glory". Retrieved 2009-12-13.
  2. ^ Philippe DU TANNEY, Les nouvelles frasques de Samy Naceri, in Le Figaro, no. 17644, jeudi 3 mai 2001, p. 16
  3. ^ Philippe DU TANNEY, Sami Naceri condamné pour injures, dans Le Figaro, no. 17668, jeudi 31 mai 2001, p. 11
  4. ^ Philippe du TANNEY, Le timide repentir de Samy Naceri, in Le Figaro, no. 18071, samedi 14 septembre 2002, p. 10
  5. ^ Associated Press, Samy Naceri à l'amende, in Le Monde, samedi 12 octobre 2002
  6. ^ Christophe Ono-Dit-Biot, Samy l'embrouille a encore frappé, in Le Point, jeudi 1er décembre 2005, p. 82.
  7. ^ Le Monde, lundi 28 novembre 2005, p. 8
  8. ^ "French actor jailed over insults". BBC News. 14 December 2006. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
  9. ^ " - Actor Samy Naceri Sentenced in Two Cases - Celebrity Gossip – Entertainment News – Arts And Entertainment". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016.
  10. ^ « Samy Naceri de nouveau devant la justice ! »[permanent dead link],, 15 Octobre 2008.