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Marwan Kenzari

Marwan Kenzari , The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Marwan Kenzari (born 16 January 1983) is a Dutch actor. He has performed in Dutch and English language movies. He won a Golden Calf for Best Actor in 2013.

Marwan Kenzari was born on 16 January 1983 in The Hague, Netherlands to a Tunisian family. He is of Dutch nationality.

Kenzari 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 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.

Kenzari speaks Arabic, Dutch, French and English. He can be seen in the English-language films Collide and Ben-Hur. In the 2015 film Bloedlink, he appears in a long scene completely naked. It was announced that Kenzari would play the villain Jafar in Disney's live-action adaptation of Aladdin.
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