We all know how Mr. Robot made Rami Malek a household name. His portrayal of the lead actor, a hacker named Elliot Anderson, who suffers from social anxiety disorder and clinical depression, won Malek acclaim and awards, including an Emmy. And that was just the beginning. Rami Malek gained acclaim and fan base by playing the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in his biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. While the film received mixed reactions – some called it a safe biopic, others praised the musical set pieces – Rami Malek won the Oscar for Best Actor. Oscars 2019 Best Actor Winner: Rami Malek as Former Queen Singer Freddie Mercury Wins Trophy for Bohemian Rhapsody at 91st Academy Awards.
However, you may also remember him some very popular movies before he earned his breakthrough success Mr. Robot. On the occasion of the actor’s birthday, let’s take a look at his memorable and not so memorable performances in some very famous movies.
Night at the museum franchise
Rami Malek in Night at the Museum 2
Rami Malek’s unveiling from a gruesome mummy (or so we think) to the benevolent Egyptian Pharaoh Ahkmenrah was a fun twist at the end of the first Night at the Museum. Malek also reprized the role in both sequels.
Rami Malek in Larry Crowne
In this underrated romantic comedy starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, Rami Malek plays a smaller supporting role as one of the students in Crowne’s class.
Rami Malek in battleship
This cheesy sci-fi campaigner sees stars like Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Alexander Skarsgård, and Jesse Plemons as naval personnel fighting aliens. Also featured in a minor supporting role is Rami Malek who plays Lt Hill, one of the officers. Rami Malek Birthday Special: 10 Fascinating Facts About the Bohemian Rhapsody Star You Should Know!
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Rami Malek in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Rami Malek only appeared in the last film of this popular franchise, but he left an indelible mark as the kind-hearted Egyptian vampire Benjamin.
Rami Malek in The Master
This Paul Thomas Anderson masterpiece features incredible performances from the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams. Rami Malek plays a smaller role as the master’s son-in-law, who is also part of his sect.
Rami Malek in Oldboy
This much-derided remake of the Korean classic is a movie no one asked for. But we also forget that it has a memorable death sequence for Rami Malek’s character with a brutal use of a hammer!
Need for speed
Rami Malek in Need for Speed
Breaking BadAaron Paul stars in this film adaptation of the popular video game of the same name. Malek plays one of the hero’s friends, a computer expert.
Rami Malek was last seen as a detective in the thriller The little things, alongside Denzel Washington and Jared Leto. He will appear in the James Bond movie next time, No time to die, playing the main antagonist, Lyutsifer Safin.
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