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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
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First Appeared:
Movie A Lifetime of Joy 2020-05-17
Latest Project:
In the movie Bakhit
Known For
Poster of Mamoun & Associates
Poster of The Oracle
Poster of Naji Attallah's Squad
Movie Bakhit Bakhit
Series Valentino Nour Abdel Majeed
Movie A Lifetime of Joy بنفسه
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 His Excellency 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 The Embassy in the Building 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 Bodyguard أدهم الجبالي
Movie Mahrous the Minister's Attaché Mahrous
Movie A Message to the Governor Unknown
Movie Bakhit & Adeela 2 : Bucket & Pot بخيت
Movie Sweet Oblivion Unknown
Movie Birds of Darkness Unknown
Movie Bakhit and Adeela بخيت
Movie The Terrorist Ali Abd-El-Zaher
Movie The Forgotten Unknown
Movie Al Zaeem Al-Zaeem/ Zenhom
Movie Terrorism and Kebab Ahmed
Movie Shams El Zanaty Unknown
Movie Playing with Giants Hassan Bahloul
Movie Highly Dangerous Man Unknown
Movie The Devil's Island Unknown
Movie Hanafy Al Obaha حنفي الابهة
Movie Al Mouled Unknown
Movie Salam Ya Sahby مرزوق
Movie Al Nemr Wa Al Ontha Unknown
Movie Karakon On The Street Sherif Al Masry
Movie Ramadan on the Volcano Unknown
Movie Take Care of Your Mind Wael
Movie Humans and Jinn Galal
Movie Al Halfout Arafa
Movie Sayed The Servant Sayed
Movie A Husband On Demand Mamdouh
Movie Hata La Yatir Al Dokhan Unknown
Movie The Street Player Fares
Movie Two on the Road ممدوح
Movie Ehtares Men El Khot خصوصي
Movie Tit for Tat Unknown
Movie Ana Elli Katalt El Hanash حسنين
Movie Who is the Thief Between Us
Movie Neither Seen, Nor Known Mursy
Movie Love in a Jail Cell Unknown
Movie Antar Holding His Sword عنتر
Movie Khamsa Bab Unknown
Movie Al Ghoul Unknown
Movie Al Avokato Unknown
Movie The Begger Unknown
Movie Esabat Hamada Wa Toto Hamada
Movie Ala Bab El Wazeer Unknown
Movie Omahat Fil Manfa حسونة
Movie Warm Winter Night ممدوح أمين
Movie The Suspect ماهر سيد علي
Movie We Only Live Once Unknown
Movie Vote for Dr. Sulaiman Abdulbaset Dr. Sulaiman
Movie Al Gaheem Unknown
Movie Troublemaker Medhat
Series Tears on Bold Eyes Gomaa Shawwan
Movie Smart but Stupid Unknown
Movie Dad Has Lost His Mind Unknown
Movie Shaaban Taht El Sifr Unknown
Movie Adventurers Around the World ممدوح
Movie Ragab Fawq Safeeh Sakhin Unknown
Movie We're the Bus People جابر
Movie Take Care of Your Neighbors Unknown
Movie A Killer Who killed No one Unknown
Movie Youth dancing over fire Unknown
Movie Some Visit the Marriage Registrar Twice Unknown
Movie The Game Unknown
Movie I Have the Wallet Atwa
Movie Ayb Ya Lulu ... Ya Lulu Ayb شهاب على
Series Dreams Of El Tayer Boy
Movie The Tender Gender Adel
Movie Where Do You Hide the Sun? Unknown
Movie Harami El Hob Unknown
Movie Violet Flower ناصر
Movie The Demons Husbands ممدوح
Movie Marriage on Air
Movie Reckless Husbands Unknown
Movie The Witness Who Didn't See Anything Unknown
Movie Mamnou Fe Laylat El Dokhla Tahseen
Movie The trick
Movie Hello, I'm the Cat محبوب
Movie Everybody Wants Love Unknown
Movie The Invisible Trick سامي وهدان
Movie Looking for Troubles شعبان
Movie Sabrina Unknown
Movie The Important Thing Is Love فهمي
Movie 24 Hours of Love Unknown
Movie The Happy Marriage
Movie Demons Forever Unknown
Movie عندما يغنى الحب Mounir
Movie The School of Mischief Unknown
Movie The Devils Play Football عكاشة
Movie Searching for a Scandal Magdy
Movie Trouble rioters Riko
Movie Something of Love Unknown
Movie City Lights Unknown
Movie Witch
Movie College Girls
Movie شباب في عاصفة
Movie Ms. Manal Diary Unknown
Movie Love on the Agricultural Road Unknown
Movie Sweet Trip Metwaly
Movie Houses Secrets Unknown
Movie Virgo
Movie المرايه Hamdi
Movie Reda Bond Unknown
Movie The Pickpocket
Movie Adolescents' Love Unknown
Movie The Showgirl
Movie Marriage for Half an Hour Unknown
Movie Me, My Wife and My Lover Unknown
Movie The People Inside سوكا
Movie Sweet and Naughty Latif
Movie How to Rob a Millionaire
Movie 7 Days in Heaven
Movie Thieves but Cute Ismail
Movie Joys Unknown
Movie The Tale of Three Girls Band Manager's Assistant
Movie I'm The Doctor Unknown
Movie My Wife's Ghost
Movie My Wife's Dignity
Movie Albijamat alhamra' Unknown
Movie El Khouroug Min El Guana
Movie This man is driving me insane
Movie Love situation ألهام الملفوف
Movie Three Thieves Unknown
Movie إجازة بالعافية (مبروك المخبر)
Movie My Wife the General Manager Aboul Magd
Movie Sayed Darwish
Movie Ana Fein Wenti Fein
Movie The Three Wise Men Unknown
Movie ًWhere I am and where are you? هيكل
Movie Conman in the Making buffet manager
Movie I, He and She desoki