Rami Malek accepts the award for Best Actor in a Drama Series for "Mr. Robot" during the 21st Annual Critics' Choice... January 18, 2016 08:45am EST – Reuters
CAIRO – 21 September 2017: Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek has been the center of attention of all Egyptians and Arabs since the release of the dark, mindboggling, and award-winning hit television series “Mr Robot.”
Malek was recognized as the Most Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the Emmy awards in 2016.
A video of Malek speaking Arabic in an interview, talking about “Mr Robot” and the limited roles in Hollywood for Middle Easter actors went viral after it was shared by user Mohammad Nashy. While actors from the region are often asked to portray the roles of terrorists, the star status Malek has achieved stands out.