Masters from Egypt

by ibrahimimam | created - 29 Apr 2012 | updated - 20 Jul 2013 | Public

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1. Omar Sharif

Actor | Lawrence of Arabia

Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor best known for playing Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and the title role in Doctor Zhivago (1965), was born Michel Demitri Shalhoub on April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt to Joseph Shalhoub, a lumber merchant, and his wife, Claire (Saada). Of Lebanese and ...

2. Youssef Chahine

Director | El Naser Salah el Dine

Youssef Chahine (born in Alexandria, Egypt, 1926) started studying in a friars' school, and then turned to English College until the High School Certificate. After one year in the University of Alexandria, he moved to the U.S. and spent two years at the Pasadena Play House, taking courses on film ...

3. Yusri Nasrullah

Director | El Medina

Yusri Nasrullah was born in 1952 in Giza, Egypt. He is a director and writer, known for El Medina (1999), Sarikat Sayfeya (1988) and Baad el mawkeaa (2012).

4. Atef El-Taieb

Director | Leila Sakhina

Atef El-Taieb was born on December 26, 1947. He was a director and assistant director, known for Leila Sakhina (1994), El zamar (1985) and Gallipoli (1981). He died on June 23, 1995.

5. Sharif Arafah

Director | Tamantashar Yom

Sharif Arafah is a director and assistant director, known for Tamantashar Yom (2011), Halim (2006) and Welad el-Amm (2009).

6. Nour El-Sherif

Actor | Leila Sakhina

Nour El-Sherif was born on April 28, 1946 in Egypt as Mohamed Jaber. He was an actor and producer, known for Leila Sakhina (1994), Daerat Al-Enteqam (1976) and The Yacoubian Building (2006). He was married to Poussi. He died on August 11, 2015 in Cairo, Egypt.

7. Hussein Kamal

Director | Emberatoriet meem

Hussein Kamal was born in 1932 in Egypt. He was a director and actor, known for Emberatoriet meem (1972), Al-boustaguy (1968) and Abi foq al-Shagara (1969). He died on March 24, 2003 in Cairo, Egypt.

8. Abdel Moneim Madbouly

Actor | We Are the Bus People

Abdel Moneim was born on December 28, 1921 in one of Cairo's popular ditricts. He was an infant when his father Madbouly died and his mother raised him along with his two sisters. At the age of seven he became interested in arts and he memorized all the monologues that he used to hear on the radio ...

9. Ibrahim Saafan

Actor | Shayatin Elal Abad

Ibrahim Saafan is an actor, known for Shayatin Elal Abad (1974), Fi Saif Lazem Nihib (1974) and Ehtaressi Men El-Regal Ya Mama (1975).

10. Younes Shalaby

Actor | Mister Dollar

Younes Shalaby was born on May 31, 1949 in Al Mansurah, Egypt as Younes Ali Youssef Shalabi. He was an actor, known for Mister Dollar (1993), Kalil Mina Al-Hob Kathir Mina Al-Unf (1995) and Al Mokhber (1986). He died on November 12, 2007 in Cairo, Egypt.

11. Mohamed Mounir

Actor | Dunia

Mohamed Mounir was born on October 10, 1954 in Aswan, Egypt. He is an actor, known for Dunia (2005), Destiny (1997) and Eyes of a Thief (2014).

12. Fathi Abdulwahhab

Actor | Sahar el layaly

Fathi Abdulwahhab is an actor, known for Sahar el layaly (2003), Film sakafi (2001) and Mumya firarda (2002).

13. Kal Naga

Actor | Vikings

Kal Naga (aka: Khaled Abol Naga) is a heart-throb pan-Arab movie star from Egypt, based in Los Angeles, California. He is considered one of the new wave generation making International groundbreaking Award winning Cinema. He is a multi-Award winning Actor/Producer of feature films, also he is a ...

14. Hani Khalifa

Director | Sahar el layaly

Hani Khalifa born originally in upper Egypt and started as an assistant director in movies such as "Joy Thief" and "Nut Shells". In 2003 he made his directorial directorial debut"Sahar Al Layali" or "Sleepless Nights", the movie had a critical acclaim in Festivals like Cairo International festival ...

15. Khaled Nabawy

Actor | Kingdom of Heaven

Egyptian actor Khaled Nabawy managed to quickly grab audiences attention and film critics respect through his choice of material, following his discovery by famous director, Youssef Chahine. He presented Khaled as the Hollywood's way in making stars, he put him in the best view and allowed the ...

16. Faten Hamama

Actress | Orid hallan

Faten Hamama (known as "The Lady of the Arabic Screen") has become an icon and the most important actress of Egyptian and Arabic cinema. She is also the most honored actress in the Middle East. Every decade of her life represents a new era of acting and witnessed the reshaping and progression of ...

17. Soad Hosny

Actress | Nar Al-Hob

Souad Muhammad Kamal Hosny Al Baba was born on January 26th, 1942 in Ataba, Cairo, Egypt. She was the 10th sibling of 17 brothers and sisters. Husni was known as the "Cinderella" of Arab cinema and one of the most influential actresses in the Arabic art world. She ascended to stardom in the end of ...

18. Hind Rostom

Actress | Seraa maal hayat

Hind Rostom(November 11, 1929 - August 8, 2011) was one of the most popular Egyptian actresses.

Actress Hind Rostom, is a star from the golden era of Egyptian cinema.

With her blond hair and good looks, Rostom often played the sultry seductress, and she quickly rose to become one of Egypt's best-known...

19. Rushdy Abaza

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Rushdy Abaza was born on August 3, 1926 in Al Mansoura, Egypt. He was an actor and writer, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Ashour kalb el assad (1961) and Malak wa shaitan (1960). He was married to Sabah, Samia Gamal, Barbara and Taheya Cariocca. He died on July 27, 1980 in Egypt.

20. Mahmoud Almeleji

Actor | Ghazal al-banat

Mahmoud Almeleji was born on December 22, 1910 in Cairo, Egypt. He was an actor and writer, known for The Flirtation of Girls (1949), El Naser Salah el Dine (1963) and El fatawa (1957). He was married to Alwiya Gamil. He died on June 6, 1983 in Cairo.

21. Ismail Yasseen

Actor | Ismail Yassine fil madhaf el shami

Ismail Yasseen was born on September 15, 1912 in Suez, Egypt. He was an actor, known for Ismail Yassine fil madhaf el shami (1957), Ismail Yassine Tarazane (1958) and Ismail Yassine fi janainit al haiwanat (1957). He died on May 24, 1972 in Cairo, Egypt.

22. Adel Adham

Actor | El khaena

Adel Adham was born on March 8, 1928 in Alexandria, Egypt. He was an actor, known for El khaena (1965), Piedone d'Egitto (1980) and Akhtar ragol fil alam (1967). He died on February 1, 1996 in Cairo, Egypt.



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