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Adel Emam

Adel Imam is an Egyptian comedic actor, and one of the most iconic figures in Arab cinema. He's starred in over 100 movies and 10 plays, earning the adoration of audiences and critics alike. He was born in Mansoura on May 17, 1940, but at an early aged moved with his family to Sayyed Zeinab where he grew up. The actor got his bachelor's degree in agriculture from the University of Cairo, where he became passionately involved in college theatre productions. He joined a television troupe in 1962 while still a student, and began starring in TV plays like "Ana wa Howa wa Heya" (He, She and I) and "Al Nassabin" (The Swindlers) which was performed at the Al Hakim Theater. In the following years he acted in several well received plays like "Al Bijamma Al Hamra" (The Red Pajamas), "Fardet Shamal" (Left Shoe) and "Gharammiyat A'feefy" (A'feefy's Love Affairs). In the 1970s, he starred in the hit play "Madrassat Al Mashaghbeen" (Mischief at School), which screened from 1971 to 1975. He then did "Shahid Mashafsh Hagga" (The Witness Didn't See Anything) which was screened over a period of seven years. Afterwards, he did "Al Wadd Sayyid Al Shaghal," which screened from 1985 to 1993. Imam has had one of the longest acting careers. More recently, he starred in "The Yacoubian Building," adapted from Alaa Al-Aswany's celebrated novel. The film, a poignant piece of social commentary, is known to be the highest-budgeted film in Egyptian cinema history. In 2012, an Egyptian court convicted Imam for defamation of Islam (not the first time this has happened). The films targeted in this particular case were "Al Irhabi" (The Terrorist) and "Al Zaeem" (The Leader) in which he satirizes Arab autocratic rulers. Imam, however, won his appeal against the conviction. In 2000, the United Nations named him a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR.

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May 17, 1940 In El Mansoura, Egypt
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Series Valentino 2020-04-24
Latest Project:
In the movie Me, Him and Her 1963-01-01
Known For
Poster of Mamoun & Associates
Poster of The Oracle
Poster of Naji Attallah's Squad
Series Valentino Nour Abdel Majeed
Series Hidden Worlds هلال كامل
Series The Ghosts of Adly Allam Unknown
Series Mamoun & Associates مأمون مباشر أبو العطا
Series Professor and Head of Department فوزي
Series Saheb El-Saada Unknown
Series The Oracle Unknown
Series Naji Attallah's Squad ناجي عطا الله
Movie Alzheimer's محمود شعيب
Movie Bobbos محسن هنداوي
Movie Hassan and Marcus Unknown
Movie Morgan Ahmed Morgan Unknown
Movie The Yacoubian Building زكي الدسوقي
Movie El Sefara Fi El Omara Sherif Khairy
Movie A Groom from a Security Agency خطّاب النجّاري
Movie The Danish Experience Qadry
Movie The Prince of Darkness سعيد المصري
Movie Hello America بخيت حنيدق المهيطل
Movie Al-Wad Mahroos be3 el wazir Mahrous
Movie Message to the Ruler Unknown
Movie Sleeping in Honey Unknown
Movie Bakhit and Adila 2 بخيت
Movie Birds of Darkness Unknown
Movie Bakhit and Adila بخيت
Movie The Terrorist Ali Abd-El-Zaher
Movie The Forgotten Unknown
Movie Al Zaeem Al-Zaeem/ Zenhom
Movie Terrorism and Kebab Ahmed
Movie Playing with Giants Hassan Bahloul
Movie Mosajal khatar Unknown
Movie Shams El Zanaati Unknown
Movie His Highness Hanafy حنفي الابهة
Movie The Devil's Island Unknown
Movie Al-mouled Unknown
Movie Salam, My Friend مرزوق
Movie The Tiger And The Female Unknown
Movie Karakon On The Street Sherif Al Masry
Movie Humans and Elves Jalal
Movie Al-halfout Arafa
Movie Humans and Jinn Galal
Movie Sayed The Servant Sayed The Servant
Movie A Husband On Demand Mamdouh
Movie Khally Balak Men Aqlak Wael
Movie Ramadan on the Volcano Unknown
Movie Meen Fena El-Haramy
Movie I Killed El-Hanash حسنين
Movie Watch Out from Alkhot خصوصي
Movie Tit for Tat Unknown
Movie Two on the Road ممدوح
Movie So the Smoke Won't Blow Away Unknown
Movie The Begger Unknown
Movie The Lawyer Unknown
Movie Neither Seen, Nor Known Mursy
Movie The Street Player Fares
Movie Antar Shayel Seifo عنتر
Movie The Ghoul Unknown
Movie Love in a Jail Cell Unknown
Movie Gate Five Unknown
Movie The Gang Of Hamada And Toto Hamada
Movie At the Minister's Door Unknown
Movie We Only Live Once Unknown
Movie Man Lives Only Once
Movie Vote for Dr. Sulaiman Abdulbaset Dr. Sulaiman
Movie Suspect Criminal ماهر سيد علي
Movie Mothers In Exile حسونة
Movie Warm Winter Night ممدوح أمين
Movie Aljahim Unknown
Movie Ghawi Mashakel Medhat
Movie Smart But Ediots Unknown
Movie Dad Has Lost His Mind Unknown
Movie Shaaban Under Zero Unknown
Movie Watch Out for Your Neighbors Unknown
Movie A Killer Who killed No one Unknown
Movie We Are The Bus People جابر
Movie Rajab on a Hot Tin Roof Unknown
Movie The Invisible Trick سامي وهدان
Movie Adventurers Around the World ممدوح
Movie Some Visit the Maazoun Twice Unknown
Movie Ayb Ya Lulu ... Ya Lulu Ayb شهاب على
Movie The Game Unknown
Movie Youth dancing over fire Unknown
Movie The Wallet Is With Me Atwa
Movie The Demons Husbands ممدوح
Movie The Tender Gender Adel
Movie Where Do You Hide the Sun? Unknown
Movie The Love Thief Unknown
Movie Reckless Husbands Unknown
Movie The Witness Who Didn't See Anything Unknown
Movie Hello, I'm the Cat محبوب
Movie Forbidden at the Wedding Night Tahseen
Movie Sabreen Unknown
Movie Everybody Wants Love Unknown
Movie Looking for Troubles شعبان
Movie The Important Thing Is Love فهمي
Movie 24 Hours of Love Unknown
Movie Demons Forever Unknown
Movie Searching for a Scandal Magdy
Movie Trouble rioters Riko
Movie شيء من الحب Unknown
Movie The Devils Play Football عكاشة
Movie The School of Mischief Unknown
Movie Devils and football Unknown
Movie Adwaa El Madina Unknown
Movie Houses Secrets Unknown
Movie Love in the agricultural road Unknown
Movie Ms. Manal diary Unknown
Movie Banat Fi El Gamaa
Movie Adolescents' Love Unknown
Movie Reza Bond Unknown
Movie Marriage for Half an Hour Unknown
Movie Me, My Wife and My Lover Unknown
Movie Fatat Al-Estearad
Movie The Tale of Three Girls Band Manager's Assistant
Movie 7 Ayam Fi El Ganna
Movie How to steal a millionaire
Movie wedding ceremonies Unknown
Movie Helwa wa shakia Latif
Movie Thieves but Cute Ismail
Movie I'm The Doctor Unknown
Movie My Wife's Ghost
Movie Karamet Zawgaty
Movie Albijamat alhamra' Unknown
Movie El Ragol Da Hai Ganini
Movie Love situation ألهام الملفوف
Movie Sayed Darwish
Movie Three Thieves Unknown
Movie My Wife the General Manager Aboul Magd
Movie El okala el talata Unknown
Movie i, he and she desoki
Movie Me, Him and Her دسوقي