Marwan Kenzari received critical acclaim for his powerful and brooding performance in the Dutch crime drama WOLF (2013). The International Film Festival Berlin selected Marwan as a Shooting Star 2014, while Variety introduced him as ‘International Talent to Watch’ in February 2014. In December 2016, The Hollywood Reporter acknowledged him as one of 15 ‘International Break Out Talents of 2016’.
He made his international debut in COLLIDE (2016), with Anthony Hopkins, Nick Hoult, Felicity Jones and Ben Kingsley, followed by a turn in BEN-HUR (2016) by director Timur Bekmambetov. He stars opposite Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close in WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY (2017), and can be seen with Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac in Terry George’s THE PROMISE (2016), which premiered in Toronto 2016. Prior to that, he wrapped THE MUMMY (2017), opposite Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe, and MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (2017), opposite Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer. In 2018, Marwan played the lead role in the Netflix spy drama, THE ANGEL, directed by Ariel Vromen.
He plays the iconic role of 'Jafar’ in the hughly succesful live-action musical version of the Disney feature ALADDIN (2019). Also, he can bee seen opposite Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones) in Halina Reijn directorial debut INSTINCT, which won the Variety Piazza Grande Award at Locarno International Film Festival 2019.
Next up is THE OLD GUARD for Netflix, opposite Charlize Theron and Matthias Schoenaerts.