The excellent Tahar Rahim will be the president of the 48th Cesar ceremony

Twelve years ago, Tahar Rahim triumphed at the 35th ceremony of Caesar thanks to A prophet by Jacques Audiard. For his first big role in the cinema, the actor, then aged 29, had won the award for Best Male Hope and Best Actor in quick succession. A rare performance which has not been reproduced since then at the Césars for the simple reason that a rule now prevents an actor from combining nominations in different categories for one and the same role. In just over a decade, Tahar Rahim has established himself as one of the most striking faces of French cinema and it will be as president of the 48th Cesar ceremony that the 41-year-old actor will go to the Olympia on February 24. The one who was elected 2022 Man of the Year by QG succeeds Roschdy Zem and Danièle Thompson, who chaired the ceremony in 2021 and 2022 respectively.

Through a communicated, the Académie des César paid tribute to the river career of Tahar Rahim, who shines both in France and internationally. “Tahar Rahim has led his career with finesse, moving towards rich, diverse and complex characters, and new experiences. Filmmakers in France and abroad offer him to play in front of their cameras: Lou Ye for Love and BruisesJean-Jacques Annaud for Black goldAsghar Fahradi for The pastRebecca Zlotowski for Grand CentralEric Toledano and Olivier Nakache for SambaFatih Akhin for The Cutor Kevin Macdonald for Found Guilty, which earned him a first nomination for the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs in 2021”, can we read there. In 2023, we can also find Tahar Rahim on the poster of the highly anticipated Napoleon by Ridley Scott, alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby.

An evening without master of ceremonies but with David Fincher

Last year, Antoine de Caunes broke a record by presenting the Cesar ceremony for the tenth time. In 2023, the institution would like to change its formula and organize an evening without a master of ceremonies. According to information provided by The Parisian, actors or duos of actors will appear on stage at the Olympia to award three prizes each. Among the first names mentioned are those of Jerome CommanderAhmed Sylla or Léa Drucker. Jamel Debbouze and Alex Lutz could also be there. A way to spice up the rhythm of the Césars a little, often criticized for their length (almost three hours of ceremony without interruption)?

While waiting to see if this new Caesar formula will be conclusive or not, we already know that the ceremony will be the scene of an important tribute paid to David Fincher, who will receive an honorary Caesar. The American director, to whom we owe fight club and The Social Network, should go to Paris to receive this prestigious award, awarded to Cate Blanchett last year. As every year, the 48th Cesar ceremony will be broadcast on February 24 in clear, live and exclusively on Canal+.