If you’re yet to see Rami Malek’s outstanding portrayal of Queen legendary front man Freddie Mercury in the film Bohemian Rhapsody then what are you doing with your life? The film is brilliant and Rami’s performance is outstanding. So, it’s no surprise (yet still thrilling) that he was nominated and then won the best actor category in the recent Golden Globe Awards.
The last Arab actor to have won a Golden Globe in that category is of course the legendary Omar Sharif who won his third Globe in 1966, for his role in Doctor Zhivago. To be clear – Egyptian Rami Malek winning is a big deal.
Even before his critically acclaimed performance and his big win, people were already taking notice of Rami. But what do we know about him? Quite a lot it seems. Here are five facts you should know about Golden Globe (and hopefully soon to be Academy Award) winner Rami Malek.