Marwan Kenzari (born January 16, 1983) is a Dutch actor and comedian of Tunisian descent. He has performed in Dutch and English language movies. He won a Golden Calf for Best Actor in 2013 for his performance in the film Wolf.
Kenzari in 2016
|Born||January 16, 1983|
The Hague, Netherlands
Life and careerEdit
Kenzari was born on January 16, 1983 in The Hague, Netherlands, to a Tunisian family. He began acting as a teenager when a girl he was seeing signed them up to audition for the Dutch version of the musical Chicago. He has acted in films and TV series in his native Netherlands since 2008. In 2009 Kenzari graduated at the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 2013, he won a Golden Calf for Best Actor at the Netherlands Film Festival for his role in the feature film Wolf (2013). The film was translated into Russian by Russian film translator Andrey Efremov and screened at the 2013 VOLOGDA Film Festival. In 2014, he won a Shooting Stars Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.
|2009||The Last Days of Emma Blank||Martin|
|Accused||Det. Ron Leeflang|
|Grab My Heart||Richard|
|The Promise||Emre Ogan|
|What Happened to Monday||Adrian Knowles|
|Murder on the Orient Express||Pierre Michel|
|2018||The Angel||Ashraf Marwan|
|TBA||The Old Guard||Yusuf Al-Kaysani||Post-production|
|2008–2010||Flikken Maastricht||Luca de Keyzer||7 episodes|
|2009||Maite was hier||Vuc||TV movie|
|2012||Van God Los||Frank Hendrikx||1 episode|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2013||Golden Calf||Best Actor||Wolf||Won|
|Angela Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|2014||Rembrandt Awards||Best Dutch Actor||Nominated|
|Shooting Stars Awards||Shooting Star||Himself||Won|
|2019||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Villain||Aladdin||Nominated|
- "International Star You Should Know: Marwan Kenzari". Variety. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
- (in Dutch) Gouden Kalf winnaars Archived 2 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine, Netherlands Film Festival. Retrieved on 28 March 2015.
- "Marwan Kenzari, The Netherlands". Shooting Stars. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
- Kroll, Justin (4 August 2017). "Disney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Reboot Casts 'Mummy' Actor as Jafar". Variety. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
- "Disney's Aladdin remake has finally found its Jafar". The Independent. 6 August 2017.
- Kit, Borys (28 May 2019). "Jafar Actor Marwan Kenzari Joins Charlize Theron in Action Thriller 'Old Guard' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
- "Marwan Kenzari - Awards". IMDb. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "European Shooting Stars Awards 2014". EYE International. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
- "'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Riverdale,' 'Aladdin' Top 2019 Teen Choice Award Nominations". Variety. 19 June 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.