Omar Sy
Michael Buckner for Variety
France
2022

Korokoro Films

Omar
Sy

Sy broke out in France with his César Award-winning role in “The Intouchables,” the first Black actor to win the prize. But it was his role as Assane Diop in Netflix hit “Lupin” that turned him into a global star. After two well-received seasons, a third is on the way. Based in Los Angeles for the past decade, Sy signed a multiyear deal in 2021 with Netflix to develop, executive produce and star in feature projects. This year he set a first-look television deal with HBO Max to develop series for the streamer for multiple markets around the globe. In 2022 alone he appeared in “Jurassic World Dominion,” “The Takedown” and Cannes’ Un Certain Regard opener “Father & Soldier,” which he also produced. Up next, he’ll star in action thriller “Shadow Force,” from Lionsgate. 

Career

  • THE INTOUCHABLES
  • SAMBA
  • LUPIN

Variety Honors

  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
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Omar Sy on His WWI Movie ‘Father and Soldier' and Being Starstruck By Method Man

Omar Sy on His WWI Movie ‘Father and Soldier' and Being Starstruck By Method Man

Known for starring role in "Lupin," French actor Omar Sy is also a politically-minded producer. Before becoming a global star with "Lupin," Sy started developing "Father and Soldier" with Mathieu Vadepied, a cinematographer-turned-director he met on the shoot of "Intouchables." The passion project, written by Vadepied and Olivier Demangel ("Atlantics"), sheds light on the Senegalese Tirailleurs, riflemen who belonged to the French army's colonial infantry during WWI and WWII. Over a decade later, "Father and Soldier," directed by Vadepied and...

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