All of Adel Emam's movies that we can get our hands on.
About Adel Emam.
Adel Emam (sometimes credited as: Adel Imam), (Arabic: عادل إمام), born May 17, 1940 in El Mansoura (المنصورة), is a popular Egyptian movie and stage actor. He is primarily a comedian, but he has starred in more serious works and, especially early in his earlier films, combined comedy with romance.
He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture from Cairo University. Since then he has appeared in over 100 movies and 10 plays. He is probably the most famous actor in Egypt. He has received critical and popular praise throughout his career. Short, slight, and with a face seemingly more appropriate a character actor than a leading man -- let alone a star whose career has flourished since the late sixties -- Adel Imam is able to portray characters from all social strata and backgrounds.
His roles have displayed a wide range of humor including slapstick, farce, and even the occasional double entendre. His characters tend to be down on their luck rising above powerful outside pressures. This has proved an extremely resilient type in Egypt.
In January 2000, the United Nations appointed him as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR. Since then, he has worked tirelessly for the cause of refugees.
In 2005, he starred in Sifaara fil'Aimara (Embassy in the Building), playing a Cairene everyman inconvenienced when the Embassy of Israel moves into his apartment building.
In 2006, he appeared as one of the many stars of The Yacoubian Building, a film reputed to be the highest-budgeted in Egyptian cinema and adapted from the novel of the same name. The story is a sharp look contemporary Egyptian life through the prism of a faded downtown Cairo apartment building. Emam portrays an aging roué whose misadventures form a central strand of the film's complex narrative.
All Movies by the talented Ahmed Helmi
Ahmed Helmi (Arabic: أحمد حلمي) (born Ahmed Mohamed Helmi Awad) (Arabic: أحمد محمد حلمي عواد), on November 18, 1975) is an Egyptian comedian and drama actor. He is married to the Egyptian actress Mona Zaki. Ahmed was born in Banha, Egypt. He was graduated from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts Egypt, decoration department.
Helmi is notable for his fast-thinking, witty and smart comedy, which reflects his smartness.
Helmi made his first big screen appearance in film Aboud Ala El Hodoud (Aboud In The Boundaries), in which he co-starred alongside Alaa Waley El Din. Ahmed, through his amazing breakthrough performance, and comic sense of humor, nabbed all the attention he needed in this film. He quickly made a jump to starring roles in films such as Omar 2000, El Nazer (The Headmaster), [[El Selem We Al Tho'ban]] (Snakes And Ladders).
Ahmed first started his career, when director Sherif Arafa was watching the children programme [[Leib Eyal]] (Kids' Play) on the Egyptian Satellite Broadcast, Sherif found in Ahmed the comedian actor he needed for the starring role in Aboud Ala El Hedoud. He is a 1993 graduate of the Academy of Arts, High Institute for Theatre Art. He believes that the most sophisticated role he had done so far was in the film Omar 2000, especially the scene in which he had to bury a dear friend. Ahmed's idol is his father, he finds in him the idealism, kindness and wisdom. Ahmed also admires Ahmed Zaki for his enormous acting talent. As for the comedy, he adores Adel Emam and Samir Ghanem. Ahmed finds the trend of the cinema today, now known as the "Youth Cinema", can be judged only through audiences. 'After three or four days of screening a film, audiences would know and judge the film to be a success or no, it is a matter of supply and demand, commerce, film is a commodity which applies to the terms of supply and demand, '.
In 2007, he topped the Egyptian comedian market in number of audience and revenue mostly due to the great success of his movie Keda Reda.
A list of all Ahmed Zaki's movies on the site.
Ahmed Zaki (Ahmed Zaky; November 18, 1949 – March 27, 2005) was a leading Egyptian film star. He was characterised by his talent, skill and ability in impersonating. He was also famous for his on-screen vehemence, often genuinely hitting co-stars during scenes of violence.
Ahmed Zaki was born in the Nile Delta city of Zagazig, about 50 miles north of Cairo, Egypt. He graduated from Zagazig's Crafts School in 1967, and then traveled to Cairo to study cinema before he graduated from the Cairo Higher Institute for Drama Studies in 1974.
For 30 years, Ahmed Zaki impressed his audiences by playing comic, romantic and tragic roles in theater, cinema and on television. He was considered a super star among his generation. Ahmed had his first chance to professionally act while he was still studying at the Theatre Institute in 1969: he was cast in a small part as a room service attendant in the comedy play Hello Shalabi; (the original actor didn't show up, and Ahmed who was working as Soft Drinks vendor at the time, managed to get the fill-in on one night) he managed to make an impressive comic sketch, notably impersonating the celebrated villain actor Mahmoud el-Meliguy which managed to let everyone take note of his impressive, natural performance. Such impersonation was Zaki's favourite hobby, and it was a skill he developed over time.
People in the street often hailed him as Sbel, in reference to his role in the classic comedy play Madrasit El-Mushaghibin (The School for Trouble Makers). His leap to stardom began when he got a leading role in the successful 1978 comedy play Al-Iyal Kibrit (The Children have Grown Up) then his television impersonation of the blind Egyptian literateur Taha Hussein ("the dean of Arabic literature") in the serial drama of the latter's eponymous autobiography El-Ayyam (The Days).
He made his first film, Abnaa Elsamt (Children of Silence), in 1974. By 1980 he had made six films, including (Alexandria, Why?) with Egypt's best known director, Yusuf Shahin. Zaki appeared in more than 60 films throughout his career.
Many of his films were written by screenwriter Wahid Hamed and had a strong political message that exposed governmental and police corruption. He also starred in the famous 1980s television comedy musical series Howa we Heya with actress Souad Houssni. Zaki also starred in a series of successful action movies during the mid-and late-1990s.
Two of his greatest successes were playing Egypt's presidents in two popular movies that became landmarks of Arabic cinema. He played presidents Gamal Abdel Nasser in Nasser 56 1996, a movie that centered on the fateful summer of 1956 when then-President Nasser nationalizing the Suez Canal), and Anwar Sadat in the movie The Days of Sadat (2001) with director Mohammed Khan which he also produced. The movie depicted 40 years of the late president's life. He also had plans to play president Hosni Mubarak in a third movie. He is also known for portraying prominent characters in Egyptian history like Taha Hussein.
Zaki was seen as an icon and spokesperson for the average Egyptian youth, he was also considered the heir to Farid Shawki as Malek El Terso ("The King of the Third Class" - a reference to his popularity among the poor, who bought third-class seats in movie theatres) in an Egyptian magazine. Ironically the two starred together in two movies several years earlier.
He was a known heavy smoker. Zaki had been in intensive care at Dar al-Fuad Hospital in Sixth of October City, just outside Cairo, and died of lung cancer complications, after president Hosni Mubarak offered to send him to France for medical treatment at the government's expense and granting him the Merit of Arts award for his work in over 50 movies.
A book about Zaki has been released under the title of “Ahmad Zaki wa Symphoniet Ibda’” (Ahmad Zaki: A Symphonic Innovation Masterpiece). The book features details of his acting career and includes a compilation of articles by different critics including Tareq Al Shinawi, Mohammad Al Shafe’ee and Waleed Saif.
All movies by Mahmoud Abdel Aziz.
Mahmoud Abdel Aziz is one of those Alexandrians who keep returning to their native city, whether in the summer for visits, or in films. His Why is the Sea Laughing? (el bahr biyidhak leih?) is testimony to that sense of belonging, for it is shot in Alexandria and echoes – or recalls – one of the oldest Alexandrian films The Sea is Laughing (el bahr biyidhak) which was a collaboration between the Alexandrian Amin Attalah, Stéphane Rosti and Alvise Orfanelli.
Mahmoud Abdel Aziz was born in el Wardian district in Alexandria. He studied Agriculture as a major in the University of Alexandria and got a BA in 1966 then later an MA in the same field. During his university years he was interested in acting and took part in some plays there. Luck came his way when director Nour el Demerdash met him and decided to give him a part in the television series The Eddy (el Dawâmah). He caught attention then and producer Ramsis Naguib chose him for a role in the film Until the End of My Lifetime (Hatâ âkher el ‘omr) in 1975. By then, he was then well on his way to a glorious career in cinema.
At the beginning his good looks opened doors for him and qualified him to be a star, so he was always cast in the role of the handsome young man. In 1982 he moved in a different direction with Shame (el ‘âr) which brought out his latent potential by allowing him to show different emotions while slowly moving from good to evil. He then deliberately gave up the parts of handsome young men to attempt more challenging roles. He played the part of a father when he was still relatively young in The Virgin and White Hair (el ‘adhrâ’ wa-l-sha’r el abyad) in 1983, and Forgery of Official Documents (Tazwîr fî awraq rasmiyah) in 1984.
From the eighties onwards he turned to movies that were comic and lighthearted, but with tragic undertones, showing the suffering of the underdog. In this sense he was portraying the typical Egyptian character that transforms a tragedy into a joke, so that life can go on. El Kitkat (1991) is a good example of this kind of film, where he played the part of a blind old man who lost his eyesight but not his vision.
His television series Raafat el Haggan (Ra’fat el Hagân) won Mahmoud Abdel Aziz immense fame and popularity which still reverberate till now. His success in TV serials was capped with another series, Mahmoud el Masri, which recounts the fortunes of an Alexandrian businessman.
He received the Best Actor Award from the Alexandria International Film Festival for his film The Gentleman (el Gentel) in 1996, and from the Arab Cinema Festival in Paris for his latest film The Magician (el Sâhir) in 2002.