(biography, photos, videos) Saeed Naseri
Naseri – known French actor who has become internationally popular due to the role of expressive driver Daniel Morales in 4 parts of the blockbuster «Taxi». The real name of the actor said, but he took the alias of a diminutive, which he called home.
Sami was born in Paris in a large family. His mother Jacqueline Leroux was a native French woman, and father Djilali Naseri – immigrant from Algeria. The boy had a 6-th brothers and sisters. One of the brothers, Larbi, under the alias Bibi Naseri-also became known in France as a film actor.
When Saeed was 7 years old, the family moved to Fontenay-sous-Bois suburb of the French capital. There the boy went to a school that has not graduated, leaving school at 16. The reason was the difficult financial situation in the family, as well as a very difficult teenager, which he regularly had conflicts and troubles. Naseri began to look for part-time work and casual work.
In his youth he was an outcast, constantly on the verge of breaking the law. With 18 years began to use drugs, which ultimately led to store robbery, detention and court, which sentenced the young man to 5 years in prison. Naseri spent 4 years and made parole.
After Naseri in 1980, accidentally fell into the crowd the Comedy «the Inspector-cuckoo», he set a goal to become a professional actor. But by the mid 90s it continued to use only scenes and episodes. The situation changed in 1994. First removed in youth social film about teenagers «Brothers: Red roulette», where perfectly depicts guy from the suburbs and rolling on an inclined track. Very helpful and had Arab origins – the image turned out quite realistic. The actor claims that by and large, played himself, because of his character even name Themselves.
A year later the Director Tom Conductor invites Naseri in his tragicomic movie «Ray». Here the actor plays again unable to adapt socially to a guy from the suburbs. The experience of the previous film helped the actor better convey the state of people who do not have their place in life. For playing Naseri received the first career award – the «Golden Leopard» at the International film festival in Locarno and the award of the Paris film festival.
After these films, the actor has been known in France. But the world fame he got after the release in 1998, the crime Comedy «Taxi.» A movie filmed by the famous French Director Luc Besson, who was already familiar with Naseri: they collaborated on the set of the drama «Leon», where was the policeman in the helmet in one of the last scenes, but when creating a video for the song «Nés sous la même étoile» by French group «IAM».
Interestingly, the experts very cool appreciated the «Taxi», criticizing formulaic script, but the commercial success of the film was deafening. Loved the audience, a young taxi driver from Marseille who can not imagine life without high-speed, heavy-duty motor vehicles. The success of the film resulted in three sequels, the names of which differed only serial numbers. The popularity of this series of films was such that the Hollywood and bollywood film company has shot remakes. Naseri for the first part of «Taxi» received the French film award «Cesar» for best actor of the year.
Other films with his participation it is worth noting the military drama «Patriots» of the Director Rashid Bushareb about the Second world war. Naseri has played Yassir, one of the 4 soldiers of the French army, which forces such a small team and the cost of their lives for a long time kept a small village in Alsace from the grip of Nazi forces. The picture showed discrimination in the French army against Algerian origin. For this role, Naseri received a silver award at the Cannes film Festival in 2006.
Just in a creative career Naseri about 40 acting work.
Problems with the law
With the advent of the popularity of the violent nature of the actor once again began to make itself felt. He began to appear regularly in court for driving under the influence, assault, insulting police officers and passers-by.
Several times, the court sentenced Naseri to prison. In 2003, for beating of the driver of the other car, which missed him on the road, the actor was deprived of his driving license and got 6 months in prison. After 2 years he again went to jail for 2 months for beating a visitor in your own restaurant.
In 2007, Naseri beat his guard, for which he received a one month suspended sentence, but after a year still sat for six months for hitting a woman while driving while intoxicated. In addition, in the latest incident, the court sentenced him to a large penalty and compulsory treatment for alcoholism.
For the stabbings was once again in custody in 2011 and did 16 months, which, however, did not dampen the temper of the famous actor – subsequently, he has several times found themselves in the dock for a fight, the relationship with drug dealers, domestic violence, and threats with knives.
Sami Naseri was a lot of fleeting novels and short relationships. In 1995 he had a son, Julian, who is in the 3rd part of the «Taxi» played with his father.
In 2005, Sami was married to the French actress Marie Gear, but after 3 years they divorced, after which it to 2014, lived in a civil marriage with a young woman named Audrey.
- 1994 Brothers: Red roulette
- 1995 — Paradise
- 1997 — Under the feet of women
- 1998 — Taxi
- 2000 — Taxi 2
- 2001 — Free fall
- 2002 — hornet’s nest
- 2003 — Taxi 3
- 2006 — Patriots
- 2007 — Taxi 4