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Omar Sy hit it big in Hollywood. So why did he return to France for 'Samba'?

Omar Sy hit it big in Hollywood. So why did he return to France for 'Samba'?

French actor Omar Sy decided to take a "step back" after the international success of the 2011 comedy-drama "The Intouchables." Sy became the first actor of African descent to win the César Award, France's equivalent of the Oscar, for best actor for his charming performance in the film as Driss, a fun-loving young man from the Parisian projects who is hired to care for a wealthy quadriplegic. "I wanted to take a distance," explained Sy, who prior to the film had been in the French comedy duo Omar and Fred. "I wanted to spend a year with my family because I worked a lot the previous two years. We chose L.A. because we used to come here for...

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