Blast from the past

Rami Malek’s Finest Movies (In No Particular Order)


You know him mainly as Elliot Alderson.

You may also know him as Pharaoh Ahkmenrah and will probably get to know him at the end of this year as Freddie Mercury in the long awaited biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Yeah, he’s Rami Malek and not only he’s the baddest most talented TV star of his generation, you’re looking at a possible Academy Award nominee, (the class of 2019).

Oh yeah. The hype for Bohemian Rhapsody is real and so is the anticipation to see if Rami will do Freddie Mercury the justice he deserves. I truly hope Rami delivers his best performance to date and earns himself his first Academy Award nomination. It will be most deserved.  For his work on Mr. Robot, Rami received 2 separate Golden Globe nominations and surprisingly his first leading role in a motion picture came just a few years ago.

Yeah. Buster’s Mal Heart marks his first leading role, and Bohemian Rhapsody his second. But while we wait for Bohemian Rhapsody to be released in theaters (On November 2nd), let’s look back at some of Rami’s finest movies. There are five of those if you ask me, and here there are in no particular order.

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013)

Director: David Lowery
Stars: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster…
Fun fact about the movie: Rami Malek originally auditioned for the role of Sweetie, but the role went to Nate Parker. However director David Lowery was so impressed with Malek’s audition that he decided to give him the small role of Will later in the film.

Buster’s Mal Heart (2016)

Director: Sarah Adina Smith
Stars: Rami Malek, DJ Qualls, Kate Lyn Sheil…
Fun fact about the movie: Rami Malek’s identical twin brother Sami Malek serves as his body double.

Short Term 12 (2013)

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Stars: Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr…
Fun fact about the movie: Brie Larson was in her pajamas having dinner with her good friend and The Spectacular Now (2013) co-star Shailene Woodley when she got the phone call offering her the role of Grace.

Papillon (2017)

Director: Michael Noer
Stars: Eve Hewson, Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek…
Fun fact about the movie: Based on a (mostly) true story: Papillon was adapted from a memoir written by Charrière first released in France back in 1969.

The Master (2012)

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams…
Fun fact about the movie:Paul Thomas Anderson initially wanted to put his own children in the film during the early scenes set at the portrait studio, but he decided against it because his mixed-race children did not have a period appropriate look.


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