Golden Globe nominee profile: After headlining 2 foreign film nominees, Tahar Rahim (‘The Mauritanian’) lands his first bid

Golden Globe nominee profile: After headlining 2 foreign film nominees, Tahar Rahim (‘The Mauritanian’) lands his first bid
Tahar Rahim earned his first Golden Globe Award nomination for playing the eponymous character in “The Mauritanian.” Rahim lost 22 pounds to portray the real-life Mohamedou Ould Salahi, who was detained from 2002 to 2014 at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp without charge. STX released Kevin Macdonald‘s docudrama on February 12.

Rahim is nominated for Best Drama Actor while Jodie Foster contends in Best Film Supporting Actress for portraying his American lawyer Nancy Hollander. Rahim, who is the heart and soul of the film, is up against two Globe winners (Anthony Hopkins as “The Father” and Gary Oldman as “Mank”) and two other first-time nominees (Riz Ahmed for “Sound of Metal” and the late Chadwick Boseman for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”).

SEEour interview with Tahar Rahim.

It has been 11 years since Rahim’s introduction to the Golden Globes as the star of “A Prophet” from his home country of France. That prison drama
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