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Amidou

Actor

Born - 2 August 1935, Rabat, Morocco
Died - 19 September 2013

Squat-faced, dark-complexioned Moroccan actor, successful in French films. notably those of Claude Lelouch. His excellent English also enabled him to play supporting roles in a number of high-profile international ventures. Born Mohammed Hamidou Benmessaoud, he made his debut in a Lelouch film, Le Propre de l'Homme (1960). Subsequent movie work included Une Fille et des Fusils (1964), Vivre pour Vivre (1967), La Vie, l'Amour, la Mort (1969), Le Voyou/Simon the Swiss (1970), Smic Smac Smoc (1971), Rosebud (1975), Sorcerer (1977), Buddy Goes West (1981), Farewell to Fred (1985), L'Union Sacree (1989), La Belle Histoire (1992), Unveiled (1994), Lalla Hoby (1996), Ronin (1998), Hideous Kinky (1998), Rules of Engagement (2000), Spy Game (2001), Heaven's Doors (2006) and Comme les Cinq Doigts de la Main (2010), his last. The actress Souad Hamidou is his daughter.