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Salim Kéchiouche is a young French actor. He was born in Lyon (France), on April 2, 1979.

While only 15 years old, he was first discovered by French actor/director Gaël Morel. Morel gave him his first role in a feature film in À Toute Vitesse (Full Speed), released in 1996.

Over the years, Kéchiouche also worked under other French directors, such as François Ozon, as well as with non-French directors.

Although Kéchiouche has played a few gay or bisexual characters, his portfolio of roles now encompasses a wide spectrum of characters in short and feature films, plays and TV series. Among his movies, he was particularly noticed in Grande École playing Mécir and also in his role as Hicham in the film Le Clan, released as 'Three Dancing Slaves' in the U.S. Both movies were released in 2004. On stage, in Paris, he also played the role of Giuseppe Pelosi, the killer and lover of Pier Paolo Pasolini in 'Vie et Mort de Pier Paolo Pasolini' written by Michel Azama.

Off the boards and away from the cameras, Salim was kick boxing champion of France in 1998 and also 1st runner-up in Thai boxing in 1999 and in 2002. His boxing talents were used on a few occasions in some of his films where he played a boxer, notably in Les Amants Criminels, Archives De Nuit, Le Clan, Nos Retrouvailles and when playing himself in the Cinematon experiment.

From the very beginning of Kéchiouche's career, some painters and photographers have shown great interest in exploiting his striking handsome looks and his sleek physiognomy. Among these artists, Pierre & Gilles produced photographs and paintings related to the movie Les Amants Criminels, released as 'Criminal Lovers' in the U.S. and for the play Vie et Mort de Pier Paolo Pasolini in 2003. The painter Youssef Nabil as well as author Michel Giliberti, in 2005 and 2006 respectively, explored the dark side of Kéchiouche's looks through a dozen paintings.

Salim Kechiouche now lives in Paris dividing his time between cinema and the stage.

The official website of Salim Kéchiouche

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