Listed here are ten of Rami Malek's finest screen appearances that you probably haven't seen.
The majority of the population recognizes Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury from the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, in which he gave a stellar performance. The film was a huge financial success and was widely praised. But did you know that before he made his big cinematic leap, this 37-year-old Oscar winner has played many outstanding roles?
Here at Bright Side, we've compiled a list of 10 of Rami Malek's finest film and television performances that are well worth your time.
Larry Daley, the protagonist, thinks he's destined for greatness, but his plans always fall through and he's on the hunt for work. That's why he took a job as a guard at a museum, where he made an incredible discovery. Strange things start happening in the American Museum of Natural History.
Every night after the museum closes, the exhibits come to life because an ancient Egyptian curse has been broken. Rami makes an appearance in this section as the pharaoh Ahkmenrah. In the upcoming third installment, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, his character will play a larger role. There, we learn that a corroding magic tablet in his family's possession is what's causing the exhibits to behave erratically.
In the 2014 film adaptation of the popular video game franchise, Need for Speed, Rami Malek played Finn, a young mechanic who becomes estranged from his friends when their shop's owner, Tobey, is falsely convicted of a crime and sent to jail.
Tobey, a mechanic, races muscle cars on a secret track. Through a series of misfortunes, he decides to team up with the wealthy Dino, but in the end, he frames Tobey and throws him in jail. With Tobey's freedom, the group is reunited with Finn, a professional mechanic. Restoring a valuable classic car so that the workshop can pay off its massive debt and exact revenge on his friend for setting the trap is the mission. After serving his two-year sentence, Tobey is freed, and the only way to exact his vengeance is to win a horse race. But there's a catch; he has to outrun the cops, and time is of the essence.
Mr. Robot (2015-) is where Rami first gained widespread recognition for his portrayal of Elliot Alderson, a hacker. Young computer security expert Elliot joins the hacker group fsociety for various reasons; their goal is to destroy the banking system via cyberattacks.
Elliott is a bright man who struggles with anxiety, identity issues, and depression. His life is chaotic and illogical, as he struggles to determine what is real and what is imagined.
Malek won the Emmy for Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work in this.
Rami makes his first film appearance in the indie film Buster's Mal Heart (2017), playing the role of a strange, long-bearded man given the nickname Buster, who lives in the mountains and evades the law. The real name of the troubled former hotel concierge is revealed to be Jonah, and we learn that Buster is a family man with a history of mental illness.
The story follows a mountain man on the run from the law as he spends the winter hiding out in various vacation homes across the region. He's a radio host who has recurring dreams about being adrift at sea and remembering his simpler, more peaceful days as a family man. He was married and had children before he escaped. The film details the trauma he endured, as well as the circumstances that led him to spend his adult life alone on a mountaintop or at sea.
The film Papillon was released in the United States just before the world premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody, giving audiences a taste of his acting abilities that would be confirmed by his Oscar win for his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddy Mercury. Papillon is based on the true story of French prisoner Henri Charrière, who was wrongfully incarcerated in 1933.
While incarcerated, Papillon befriends Louis Dega (Malek), a forger who aids him in evading capture and making his way off of the terrifying Devil Island.
William Condon helmed the romantic fantasy film Twilight. Rami Malek plays Benjamin, a vampire from the Egyptian coven with control over the elements of nature (air, water, earth, and fire) in the tenth and final installment of the Twilight film series (2012).
If you're a fan of the Twilight series, you know him as the vampire who rescued Bella and Edward from the Volturi.
Malek plays Nate, a college guy who works as a supervisor at a home for troubled teens, in this 2013 indie film. To Nate's knowledge, he has never had any problems, but he feels compelled to aid other young people who are struggling. The need to have a positive, mutually beneficial interaction with the locals is important to him despite the fact that he comes from a comfortable, middle-class background. While he's there, he meets Grace (Brie Larson), a young counselor at the teen care unit who, in addition to helping the teens, is struggling with her own troubled past.
This 2010 miniseries is based on the experiences of two marines and transports viewers to the time when the United States entered the Pacific War. Here Rami plays the role of Merriel "Snafu" Shelton, a soldier from Louisiana who is both an excitable young man and a poker genius. When he's inebriated or emotionally unstable, his scatterbrained personality causes him to make blunders and talk about anything and everything. The film, from the same team that brought you Band of Brothers, depicts the everyday struggles of the average soldier.
Rami Malek also co-starred with Kiefer Sutherland from 2001 to 2010 on the critically acclaimed and award-winning TV series 24. It's a serial drama with each episode lasting an hour and taking place in the present day. Time is consistently displayed on-screen throughout the series to demonstrate the "real-world flow" of events. The show is also notable for its use of a technique called split screen, which allows viewers to see multiple scenes simultaneously. ”
For three episodes, Malek played the role of Marcos Al-Zacar, a terrorist from the Republic of Kamistan.
Rami also played Kenny on the 2005-2007 TV show The War at Home. The New York-based dysfunctional family of Dave, Vicky, and their three kids deal with everyday family issues in this sitcom. Dave's behavior toward his own family reflected his relationship with his own father, who was a chronic pest. Vicky, the attractive wife, is annoying and always trying to deal with Dave's antics. The second oldest of his kids, Larry, is a loner who has a temper, especially with his mom Vicky. After telling his parents that he is gay, Kenny, a young man, is exiled to the home of his best friend Larry. Dave suspects that his son Larry is gay, but it turns out that he's not and that Kenny has a crush on him.
There were two seasons of this show, but it wasn't renewed for a third.
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