Quotes by: Tahar Rahim

Tahar Rahim
Rahim in 2014
Born (1981-07-04) 4 July 1981 (age 35)
Belfort, France
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present
Spouse(s) Leïla Bekhti (2010–present)

I recall the first time my agent told me to wear clothes specifically chosen for me, I would try and find excuses not to do it.
Tahar Rahim
We need prisons because there are some hardcore criminals, but I never met a guy who has been in jail that came out with a smile on his face thinking, 'Right, that's it - now I am going to be good!'
Tahar Rahim
We're seeing TV series that are as good as movies were in the '70s and '80s - shows like 'The Wire,' 'The Sopranos' and 'Breaking Bad.'
Tahar Rahim
I learned to walk on my own legs, to dive so deeply into a role to forget that I'm acting.
Tahar Rahim
I like films to be pure cinema, but I also like them to provide a snapshot of a family, a society or a character - something that can nourish you as a human being as well as an actor.
Tahar Rahim
I don't want to say, 'I want to be in Hollywood,' like so many actors do, but I know that Hollywood is still making good movies, and I'd like to be part of that someday.
Tahar Rahim
Some kids go walking in the mountains, but I just went to the cinema. So when I told my parents I wanted to be an actor, even though this wasn't normal for Arab kids or anyone in the town, they were sort of expecting it and were very supportive.
Tahar Rahim
In my town, and especially in my area, there were people from everywhere: Algerians, Senegalese, French people, Asians, all kinds of immigrants and natives, and everyone circulated.
Tahar Rahim
I'd rather have one good scene in a movie by a great director than a small role in a mediocre movie.
Tahar Rahim
I knew I'd have to go to Paris eventually, and I didn't want to be the provincial kid who just turns up and says, 'I want to act.'
Tahar Rahim
I'm an actor, full stop. Not an Arab actor. Not an actor of Algerian origin. Just an actor.
Tahar Rahim
I'm looking for challenges, and as always, what matters is the script, the character and the director.
Tahar Rahim
It's not about 'succeeding,' but sometimes on a film, you know you've captured something.
Tahar Rahim
When you agree to work with a filmmaker, it's important that you accept their world. It's an adventure. I like that. I throw myself into the director's arms, into their universe.
Tahar Rahim

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