17 February 2022, 12:23
rami malek took on one of the most intimidating roles in recent movie history: freddie mercury.
While no one will be able to replace the legendary queen frontman, rami more than brilliantly captured his magic for the bohemian rhapsody biopic, winning awards left, right and center.
here are all the important facts you need to know about the talented actor:
who is rami malek?
Rami Malek is an American actor, who was born in Los Angeles to a family of Egyptian immigrants of Coptic Christian and Greek Orthodox descent.
his late father was a tour guide in cairo who later sold insurance. His mother is an accountant.
how old is rami malek?
rami malek was born on May 12, 1981.
He celebrated his 40th birthday in 2021.
what are rami malek’s best movies and tv shows?
rami malek’s big role was as pharaoh ahkmenrah in the night at the museum movies.
He has also had roles in films such as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Larry Crowne, Battleship, Need for Speed, and Oldboy.
in 2021, he played the villain safin in the james bond movie no time to die.
On television, he is best known for playing the lead role of Elliot Alderson on Mr Robot. He has also appeared in episodes of Gilmore Girls, 24 and the Pacific.
when did you get the role of freddie mercury?
Picture: 20th Century Fox
After Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Whishaw were linked to playing Freddie Mercury, Rami Malek landed it in November 2016.
told rolling stone that he thought someone was playing a joke on him when they told him he won the lead.
brian may and roger taylor of queen spent time with him talking about the late singer, as well as telling stories and offering advice on freddie’s character.
“It was a beautiful thing to get it from them in person and see how much they cared about it,” Malek said.
He’s also worked with a movement coach to nail down Freddie’s dance moves and emotes to perfection. she also spent time with a speech coach to get freddie’s accent. The actor was also fitted with dentures to mimic Freddie’s overbite.
“If you watch an interview with him, you see how often he tries to cover his teeth with his lips or his hand,” Malek said.
malek has said that he has read all the queen books he could find and has seen all the interviews and documentaries about freddie.
“his ability to unify people, no matter who they are, was way ahead of his time,” malek said. “I can’t think of anyone else who was capable of that.”
does rami malek have a twin brother?
Rami Malek (left), talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and brother Sami Malek (right). Picture: ABC
Rami Malek has an identical twin brother named Sami.
Sami is four minutes younger and works as a teacher. they also have an older sister, yasmine, who is a medical doctor.
does rami malek have a girlfriend?
Rami is currently dating his Bohemian Rhapsody co-star Lucy Boynton.
The 24-year-old Anglo-American actress will play Freddie Mercury’s friend and lover, Marty Austin, in the film.
The couple met on the set of the film and are believed to have been in a relationship since April 2018.
what is rami malek’s net worth?
rami malek has an estimated net worth of around £3.7 million ($5 million) as of 2018.