Karim Saidi is a French actor, born to Moroccan parents, on July 17th ,1973 in le Var, France. Saidi got his first starring role at age 33 as a Palestinian terrorist in the 2005 Steven Spielberg feature Munich.
Following is a decade of leading and supporting roles under the direction of the great Charles Harris, Phillipe Harel, Abdelatif Kechiche (Palme d’or), Mike Barker, Hicham Hajji, Noureddine Lakhmari, Gael Morel, Olivier Guignard and many more.
After a tough childhood in Marseille where Karim flirted closely with delinquency and worked many jobs, he joined the French army and served as a Casque bleu in Sarajevo, Chad and other countries. He resigned after 2 years and decided to follow his heart and open a kabob restaurant in St Tropez. After a successful four years, repeat customer and grand comedian Yves le coq confirmed an already growing feeling and said “Karim, you have what it takes to be a great actor “. That’s all it took for him to sell the restaurant and head to Paris.
He then enrolled in the renowned Pygmalion studio run by Jean Michel Steinford. It was an immediate success.
Trough acting, Karim Saidi was able to channel his life experience, fine tune his skills and use both his strength and vulnerability to turn it all into raw and piercing on screen performances. He belongs to the rare breed of actors that are instinct driven and risk it all for the sake of passion.
Karim Saidi is a promising actor who is both intellectual and physical, versatile, generous and audacious, he is stimulated by emotional danger and loves the challenge.