Amr Waked

Submitted by on Sep 20, 2015

The main actor Amr Waked movies

He was born in Cairo on August 7, 1972. Outside of Egypt became famous after the release of the American film “Syriana.”He starred in Luc Besson’s”Lucy”, which was released in 2014.

In his native city, he received his education, graduating in 1995, American University in Cairo with a Bachelor of Economics. During his studies, first came to the stage. After the release of Amr Waked has become a stock trader, engaged in actions and securities, and in the evenings he played in local theater. As a result, the scene drew him so much that he decided to devote himself to acting profession. In 2001, he performed the first major role in the Egyptian movie “Friends or business.”It was the role of the Palestinian suicide bombers. He played so convincingly that many Egyptians have left the theater to protest: they believed that playing a real Palestinian terrorist. Another major project was the film actor”fish tail”, filmed in 2003.

2005 was a turning point for the actor. Amr Waked began acting in Hollywood, and once with stars such as George Clooney and Matt Damon, which Waked worked on the set of the film “Syriana.”In 2006, for her role in the film Amr Waked has received a special award in Cairo as an Arabic actor in international cinema. However, the role in ‘Syriana’ actor has opened the way to other works in the western film, for example, the series”House of Saddam”and the movie”The fish of my dreams.” But the Egyptian Amr Waked movie did not break, and in 2007 he starred in the season of «Lahazat Harega».

In 2005, Amr Waked decided to try his hand as a producer, and together with partners founded the company «ZAD». The first feature-length project of his production house was the film “Winter alarm”, which was released in Egypt in 2012. This film opened Cinema 69th Venice Film Festival.

In 2008, the actor was involved in the filming of the miniseries “House of Saddam” – a joint project of the US and the UK. Amr Waked played the role of Saddam Hussein’s son-named Hussein Kamel. The main role in the TV series went to the Israeli actor Igal Naor. The union actors Egypt, which opposes the normalization of relations between Egypt and Israel, condemned Amr participate in the project, which involved an Israeli. The union threatened to Waked no longer be able to act in Egyptian cinema.

In 2011, the American screens out another movie with the Egyptian actor. The film “The fish of my dreams» («Salmon Fishing in the Yemen») based on the book “Salmon Fishing in Yemen.” Amr Waked played a major role – Sheikh Mohammed. However, a strong political background of the novel appeared on the silver screen in the background.

In January and February 2011, Amr Waked participated in a series of street demonstrations in Egypt, which resulted in the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak and his government. Later Waked also took an active part in the political life of their country, including spent several sit-ins.

Amr Waked starred Pierre Del Rio in the film Luc Besson “Lucy”, which was released in rent in 2014. In this film, the actor starred with the stars of the first magnitude – Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman.

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