Please, tell me you’re seeing this, too” said Rami Malek, on receiving his first-ever ‘Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series’. Well, we sure saw it, Rami!
We all know that Rami Said Malek is an American/Egyptian actor who became well known globally for his portrayal of Elliott Alderson, a deranged young hacker with a multitude of mental issues, on USA Network’s Mr. Robot. What about the things that aren’t as well known? Well, we’re glad you asked! Here are five facts that you probably didn’t know about Malek:
He has an identical twin brother, Sami Malek.
“We were trouble-makers as kids!” said Malek, on his interview with Jimmy Kammel. In fact, Rami once pretended to be his brother, going to university and doing a Greek Monologue from a school play in Sami’s stead. Having to perform the part in front of the entire class, Rami actually succeeded in helping his brother get the degree!
Some well-known celebrities crossed Malek’s path in high school.
Malek went to high school with the one and only Kirsten Dunst, who described him and his brother to be “the happy flirty twin brothers” back in the day. He was a grade older than Kirsten, and they even shared a musical theatre class together! Moreover, Malek crossed paths with the amazing Rachel Bilson during his time at Notre Dame High School.
Rami started off his career as an Egyptian Prince and Vampire.
In 2006, Malek made his feature film debut as Pharaoh Ahkmenrah in the comedy Night at the Museum and reprised his role in the sequels Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014). Later on in 2010, Malek was cast as Egyptian vampire Benjamin in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.
The fascinating Tom Hanks insisted on acting alongside Rami, in one of his films!
During the filming of The Pacific, Malek met executive producer Tom Hanks, who was impressed with his performance and insisted on casting him as college student, Steve Dibiasi, in his 2011 film Larry Crowne.
Rami Malek’s has a famous doppelgänger.
“I often get mistaken for Bruno Mars,” exclaimed Malek on Live with Kelly. He added, “this adorable little girl came up and it blew her mind that she was seeing Bruno Mars and I tried to explain that I’m not him when she asked for my autograph. And then, tears started streaming down, so after a while, I went back, asked where she went, and I just signed Bruno Mars.”
By: Samah Khedr