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Adel Imam

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:
In the movie Morgan Ahmed Morgan
Latest Project:
Movie Khally Balak Men Aqlak 2018
Known For
Poster of Ahlam Alfata Altair
Poster of Al'arraf
Poster of Naji Attallah's Squad
Poster of Dumou Fi Oyoun Waqiha
Movie 5 Bab 2018
Movie Thieves but Cute Ismail 2018
Movie المتسول 2018
Movie El-sefara fi El-Omara 2018
Movie Khally Balak Men Aqlak Wael 2018
Movie Ala bab el wazir 2018
Movie Ana elli katalt Elhanash 2018
Series Ahlam Alfata Altair Unknown 2018
Series Kaifa Takhsar Malion Jineh Unknown 2018
Series Al'arraf Unknown 2018
Series Naji Attallah's Squad Naji Attallah 2018
Series Dumou Fi Oyoun Waqiha Gomaa El-Shawan 2018
Movie Morgan Ahmed Morgan 2018
Series صاحب السعادة 2014-06-29
Movie صاحب السعادة 2014-06-29
Movie El Sefara Fel Omara 2013-09-16
Movie Alzheimer's Mahmoud Shuaib 2010-10-10
Movie Zahaymar محمود شعيب 2010-10-09
Movie Bobbos محسن هنداوي 2009-06-17
Movie Hasan and Murqus بولس/حسن العطار 2008-07-03
Movie The Yacoubian Building زكي الدسوقي 2006-06-01
Movie Ares mn Geha Amnya 2004-07-28
Movie Amir El Zalam 2002-06-22
Movie Hello America 2000-01-08
Movie Al-Wad Mahroos be3 el wazir 1999-01-01
Movie El Zaeem Al-Zaeem/ Zenhom 1998-06-24
Movie الواد محروس بتاع الوزير محروس مطاوع 1998-12-31
Movie Message to the Ruler 1998-01-02
Movie Sleeping in Honey 1996-02-06
Movie Birds of Darkness 1995-08-14
Movie The Terrorist Ali Abd-El-Zaher 1994-01-01
Movie The Forgotten 1993-01-02
Movie Terrorism and Kebab Ahmed 1993-10-07
Movie Mosajal khatar 1991-04-16
Movie Shams El Zanaati 1991-01-02
Movie Playing with the Boys Hassan Bahloul 1991-01-01
Movie حنفي الأبهة حنفي الابهة 1990-04-26
Movie Devil's Island 1990-01-02
Movie The Festival 1989-01-02
Movie Samia Sha'rawi's File 1988-01-02
Movie Salam My Friend 1987-05-28
Movie Al-nemr wa al-ontha 1987-01-01
Movie Alwad Sayed Alshaghal Sayed The Servant 1985-07-19
Movie Ramadan on the Volcano 1985-01-02
Movie The Trivial 1985-01-02
Movie Watch Out from Alkhot - Ehtares min Alkhot خصوصي 1984-01-02
Movie حتى لا يطير الدخان فهمى عبد الهادى 1984-11-19
Movie Two on the Road ممدوح 1984-06-30
Movie The Street Player Fares 1983-07-01
Movie Gate Five 1983-01-02
Movie The Ghoul 1983-06-16
Movie The Lawyer 1983-11-01
Movie الإنسان يعيش مرة واحدة 1981-01-01
Movie Suspect 1981-08-20
Movie انتخبوا الدكتور سليمان عبدالباسط 1981-01-01
Movie Shaaban Taht El-Sifr 1980-02-20
Movie We Are the Bus People 1979-01-02
Movie Ragab Fawq Safih Sakhen Ragab 1979-01-18
Movie Rajab on a Hot Tin Roof 1979-01-02
Movie The Wallet Is with Me 1978-01-02
Movie Where Did You Hide the Sun? 1977-01-02
Movie Shahed Mashafsh Haga سرحان عبد البصير 1976-06-12
Movie Mamnou Fi Laylat El-Dokhla Tahseen 1975-01-01
Movie البحث عن المتاعب شعبان 1975-03-30
Movie 24 Hours of Love أحمد 1974-04-07
Movie Madraset El Moshaghbeen بهجت الأباصيري 1973-06-15
Movie مسرحية ذات البيجامة الحمراء 1967-06-03
Movie My Wife the General Manager Aboul Magd 1966-01-02