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Jamel Debbouze

Jamel Debbouze

Highest Rated: 90% Amélie (2001)

Lowest Rated: 19% 360 (2011)

Birthday: Jun 18, 1975

Birthplace: Paris, France

With his hilarious take on everything from pop culture to politics, Jamel Debbouze established a renowned comedic career in his native France. Born on June 18, 1975 to Moroccan immigrants, Debbouze was raised in a one-room flat in Paris along with 15 siblings. At age 15, he lost use of his right arm after a train hit him while he was playing near a railroad track. Debbouze entered show business by performing stand-up comedy at local cafes and theaters, before going on to work as a radio host. He parlayed his success on the radio into a television career, appearing on the comedy series "H" (Canal +, 1998-2001) and the talk show "Tout le monde en parle" (1998-2006). He made his film debut in "Two Dads and One Mom" (1996), but it was the hit romantic comedy "Amélie" (2001) that gave the actor his first taste of international recognition. Debbouze played the bullied grocer's assistant Lucien opposite Audrey Tautou. He further made his mark in French cinema by playing a hapless architect in "Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra" (2002) and its 2008 sequel. He landed his first U.S. film role in 2004 with a bit part in Spike Lee's "She Hate Me." Debbouze often showcased his dramatic side, including playing a small-time crook in Luc Besson's "Angel-A" (2005) and a war hero in "Days of Glory" (2006). In 2012, he returned to his comedic roots in the adventure film "HOUBA! On the Trail of the Marsupilami."

Highest rated movies

90% Amélie
86% Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre
83% Days of Glory
76% Outside the Law
74% Chicken With Plums
74% Let's Talk About the Rain
46% Angel-A
19% 360

Photos

Jamel Debbouze ANGEL-A, Rie Rasmussen, Jamel Debbouze, 2005. ©Sony Pictures Classics OUTSIDE THE LAW, (aka HORS-LA-LOI), from left: Jamel Debbouze, Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem, 2010. ©Cohen Media Group ANGEL-A, Gilbert Melki, Jamel Debbouze, 2005, ©Sony Pictures Classics ANGEL-A, Jamel Debbouze, 2005, ©Sony Pictures Classics ANGEL-A, Rie Rasmussen, Jamel Debbouze, 2005, ©Sony Pictures Classics INDIGENES, (aka DAYS OF GLORY), Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem, Samy Naceri, Jamel Debbouze, 2006. ©Weinstein Company INDIGENES, (aka DAYS OF GLORY), Sami Bouajila, Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, 2006. ©Weinstein Company ASTERIX & OBELIX: MISSION CLEOPATRA, Monica Bellucci, Jamel Debbouze, 2002, (c) Miramax HOUBA! ON THE TRAIL OF THE MARSUPILAMI, (aka SUR LA PISTE DU MARSUPILAMI), from left: Alain Chabat, Jamel Debbouze, 2012. ©Pathe 360, Jamel Debbouze, 2011. ph: Quico Meirelles/©Magnolia Pictures OUTSIDE THE LAW, (aka HORS-LA-LOI), Jamel Debbouze (left), 2010. ©Cohen Media Group INDIGENES, (aka DAYS OF GLORY), Roschdy Zem, Jamel Debbouze, Sami Bouajila, 2006. ©Weinstein Company ANGEL-A, Rie Rasmussen, Jamel Debbouze, 2005. ©Sony Pictures Classics ANGEL-A, Rie Rasmussen, Jamel Debbouze, 2005. ©Sony Pictures Classics OUTSIDE THE LAW, (aka HORS-LA-LOI), from left: Roschdy Zem, Jamel Debbouze, 2010. ©Cohen Media Group OUTSIDE THE LAW, (aka HORS-LA-LOI), Jamel Debbouze, 2010. ©Cohen Media Group OUTSIDE THE LAW, (aka HORS-LA-LOI), from left: Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Jamel Debbouze, 2010. ©Cohen Media Group OUTSIDE THE LAW, (aka HORS-LA-LOI), Jamel Debbouze (front center), 2010. ©Cohen Media Group ANGEL-A, Jamel Debbouze, Rie Rasmussen, 2005. ©Sony Pictures Classics

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mukbanger Co-Producer - 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Toy Sami (Character),
Writer
- 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet New Biz in the Hood Producer - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alad'2 Shah Zaman / Marco (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 20% The Brand New Adventures of Aladdin (Alad'2) Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 81% One Man and His Cow Hassan (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 62% Animal Kingdom: Let's Go Ape Édouard (Character),
Director
- 2015
No Score Yet 36% Pourquoi j'ai pas mangé mon père Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2015
No Score Yet 74% Homeland Le cousin (Character),
Producer
- 2013
No Score Yet 37% Houba! On the Trail of the Marsupilami Pablito Camaron (Character) - 2012
74% 71% Chicken With Plums Houshang/The Beggar (Character) $253.7K 2011
19% 32% 360 Algerian Man (Character) $97.8K 2011
No Score Yet 30% Hollywoo Farres (Character) - 2011
76% 64% Outside the Law Saïd (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Because We Were Born Producer - 2008
74% 42% Let's Talk About the Rain Karim (Character) $106.1K 2007
83% 79% Days of Glory Saïd (Character) $317.6K 2006
46% 74% Angel-A André (Character) $202.2K 2005
19% 59% She Hate Me Doak (Character) $365.1K 2004
86% 79% Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre Numérobis (Character) $2.0M 2002
No Score Yet 42% Dead Weight Le maton malien (Character) - 2002
90% 95% Amélie Lucien (Character) $486.7K 2001
No Score Yet 42% Boys on the Beach Youssef (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zonzon Kader (Character) - 1998