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Adel Imam

Adel Imam, is an immensely popular Egyptian movie and stage actor. He is primarily a comedian being called the Arab Charlie Chaplin. He has however, starred in several more serious works.

He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture from Cairo University. Since then he has appeared in over 100 movies and 10 plays. He is probably the most famous actor in the Arab World. He has received critical and popular praise throughout his career.

His roles have displayed a wide range of humor including slapstick, farce, and even the occasional double entendre. His characters tend to be down on their luck rising above powerful outside pressures. This has proved an extremely resilient type in the Arab World.

In January 2000, the United Nations appointed him as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR. Since then, he has worked tirelessly for the cause of refugees.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Adel Imam Facts

Also known asAdel Emam
OccupationActor, Comedian
BirthdayMay 17, 1940 (81)
BirthplaceCairo, Egypt

Selected Filmography

The Yacoubian Building
Hassan and Morqos
Madraset Elmoshaghebeen
Shahed Mashafsh Haga
Terrorism & BBQ
Hello America
Morgan Ahmed Morgan
Love is what counts
Half Hour of Marriage
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