Rami Malek is now known as the face of Elliot Alderson in Mr. Robot, a quiet yet intelligent cyber security engineer by day, a brilliant yet mysterious hacker by night. This brilliant television series has awarded him with a renowned Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama series. Upon the success of Mr. Robot, he has been nominated for a few other prominent awards: the Golden Globe Award, the Screen Actors Guild Award, and the Critics’ Choice Television Award, of which he won the latter.
The 36-year-old fine arts graduate has been on television since 2004, the first break being Andy in Gilmore Girls. After a few other early works on television, he had his breakthrough in films through various roles, the first being Pharaoh Akhmenrah in the Night At The Museum movie series. Some time later, actor and director Tom Hanks, who was impressed by Malek’s performance, casted him as Steve Dibiasi in his movie Larry Crowne. Then, we see him as a red- pupil eyed Egyptian vampire in The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part Two. In 2014 he was casted as Finn in the adapted video games movie, Need For Speed.
After all the appearance and recognition, the Academy has announced an impressive list of invited members to join the Oscars Academy. If he says yes to the invitation, the Egyptian–American will join the rest of the members that comprises of 57 nationalities, 30% of the members being the people of color to vote in the world’s most acknowledged movie awards for the year 2018. The Academy president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, stated: “It’s up to all of us to ensure that new faces and voices are seen and heard, and to take a shot on the next generation the way someone took a shot on each of us.”
Again, if Malek confirmed his cordial invitation, he will be alongside the notable Arab film writer and director, Ahmad Diab and Jihan El-Tahri, an Egyptian–French documentary producer.
We are definitely proud to hear about the diversity on the 2018 Oscars Academy List. As for Mr. Robot, who is super excited for the third season?
This article is written by Zalikha Razali