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Michel Boujenah
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Boujenah in 2017
Born (1952-11-03) 3 November 1952 (age 70)
Tunis, Tunisia
Years active 1980–present

Michel Boujenah (born 3 November 1952) is a French-Tunisian Jewish actor, comedian, film director, and screenwriter.

Life and career

Michel Boujenah was born on 3 November 1952 in Tunis, Tunisia. He is the brother of Paul Boujenah, a film director, and the uncle of actors Matthieu Boujenah and Lucie Boujenah.

Boujenah has appeared in over thirty films as well as a variety of television productions. He has also directed the films Father and Sons (2003), Trois amis (2007), and Heartstrings (2016), and written screenplays for a number of others.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Three Men and a Cradle Michel
Slices of Life Michel Lambert
Les Cinq Dernières Minutes Luc Henno Television series - 1 episode
1986 The Last Image Simon Attal
1991 La Totale! Simon/Marcel
1993 Le Nombril du Monde Bajou
1995 Les Misérables André Ziman
1996 A Summer in La Goulette TSF
1997 XXL Alain Berrebi
1998 Don Juan Sganarelle
2003 Father and Sons voice
The Car Keys himself
2009 Ultimatum Victor
2012 Cendrillon au Far West Petite Fumée voice
2017 Scènes de ménages Bernard Television series - 1 episode


  • Father and Sons (2003)
  • Trois amis (2007)
  • Heartstrings (2016)

Awards and nominations

  • 1985 – won the César Award for Best Supporting Actor for Three Men and a Cradle
  • 1994 – nominated for the César Award for Best Actor for Le Nombril du Monde
  • 2004 – nominated for the César Award for Best Debut for Father and Sons


  •  Monaco : Officer of the Order of Cultural Merit (2004)
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