Simon Abkarian

Simon Abkarian

  • Highest Rated: 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015)
  • Lowest Rated: 23% Overdrive (2017)
  • Birthday: Mar 5, 1962
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Born into a family of Armenian descent and raised in Lebanon, actor Simon Abkarian honed his dramatic skills in two vastly different locales: Los Angeles, CA -- where he studied with an Armenian theatrical ensemble -- and Paris, France, where he joined Ariane Mnouchkine's Théâtre du Soleil (in 1985). Abkarian essayed a broad panorama of film roles during the mid- to late '90s, including parts in Time Has Come (1994), When the Cat's Away... (1996), and Lila Lili (1998), but he only broke through to full-fledged international acclaim by virtue of his richly praised stage work in Richard Kalinoski's play Une Bête sur la Lune (2001). Many of Abkarian's acting assignments during the 2000s were character roles that cast him as slightly shady, nefarious types, with underworld inclinations and careers -- such as his portrayal of a sociopathic criminal in Denis Thybaud's 2005 In Your Dreams, and his evocation of Sahak the mobster in Frederic Balekdjian's The Gamblers. In 2007, Abkarian achieved much international crossover success by voicing Ebi in the French version of the offbeat animated feature Persepolis.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

85% Cyrano, My Love (Edmond) Un producteur corse 2019
79% The Audition (Das vorspiel) Philippe 2019
No Score Yet The Sonata Actor 2019
No Score Yet Ce soir-là et les jours d'après Karan 2019
86% The Swallows of Kabul (Les hirondelles de Kaboul) Atiq (voice) 2019
23% Overdrive Jacomo Morier 2017
52% Scribe (La mécanique de l'ombre) Gerfaut 2017
No Score Yet Djam Actor 2017
60% The Cut Krikor $8.3K 2015
75% Zarafa Hassan 2015
40% 1915 Actor 2015
100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Elisha $0.7M 2015
No Score Yet Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad (Une Histoire de Fou) Hovannes 2015
No Score Yet Pseudonym Actor 2014
91% Zero Dark Thirty Detainee on Monitor $95.8M 2013
No Score Yet Lila Lili Actor 2011
No Score Yet Les Beaux Mecs Actor 2011
88% Army of Crime (L'Armée du Crime) Missak Manouchian $35.9K 2010
No Score Yet Tete de turc Le 2010
No Score Yet Petites révélations Actor 2010
29% Rage Merlin 2009
No Score Yet Secret défense (Secrets of State) Al Barad 2008
94% Le Chant des Mariées (The Wedding Song) Raoul 2008
No Score Yet Musée Haut, Musée Bas Gilles Paulin 2008
No Score Yet 7 Days (Shiva) Actor 2008
No Score Yet Shiva (7 Days) Eliyahu 2008
No Score Yet Khamsa Le père 2008
96% Persepolis Marjane's Father Ebi $4.5M 2007
47% Rendition Said Abdel Aziz $9.7M 2007
No Score Yet Trivial (La Disparue de Deauville) Pierre 2007
85% Le Serpent (The Snake) Actor 2006
95% Casino Royale Alex Dimitrios $167.1M 2006
No Score Yet Armenia, (Journey to Armenia), (Le Voyage en Armenie) Actor 2006
No Score Yet Zaïna, Rider of the Atlas Omar 2005
52% Yes He $0.3M 2005
No Score Yet Gamblers (Les Mauvais joueurs) Sahak 2005
No Score Yet I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed Actor 2005
73% Almost Peaceful Albert 2004
No Score Yet To Take a Wife (Ve'Lakhta Lehe Isha) Eliyahu 2003
55% Ararat Arshile Gorky 2002
34% The Truth About Charlie Lieutenant Dessalines $5.3M 2002
No Score Yet Ni Pour, Ni Contre: Bien au Contraire (Not for or Against) Lecarpe 2002
88% When the Cat's Away Carlos 1996

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet MI-5
2003-2011
Dariush Bakhshi
  • 2010
  • 2009
60% House of Saddam
2008
Qais
  • 2008

QUOTES FROM Simon Abkarian CHARACTERS

Krikor
Do you still believe in God?
Krikor
He says your daughters don't live with him any more.