Academy Award-winning actor Rami Malek is turning 40 today and we can't believe it especially from seeing how young he looks in movies! We're not sure what his secret is but we think that him and Brad Pitt might have found the fountain of youth. They just haven't told anyone else about it yet.
Malek found success in TV when he began his career as the lead actor in "Mr. Robot" where he won his first Primetime Emmy. Then more recently he was able to win an Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody." His talents have surely been recognized as he has one of the largest roles of a lifetime as the new villain in the upcoming James Bond film "No Time to Die." So, to celebrate Rami Malek and his talent, we've found his 3 highest-rated movies that you need to check out.
We had to kick off our list of Malek's best flicks with the film that features his most acclaimed performance. Not only did he look the part for this role, but he rocked out just the same. There's no doubt in anyone's mind that Malek did right by Freddie Mercury. He even got the approval of all the other original members of Queen. Even though he didn't actually sing in the film, his acting was so spectacular that you'd believe that it was him singing. Plus, there's no upside to trying to make a movie about a legend like Freddie Mercury while also trying to sing like him too.
2Buster's Mal Heart
Now here is a prime example of a film from Malek that you may not be familiar with. But it's one that you absolutely need to stream. This is the movie that truly shows what Malek is capable of. He can play the normal husband and father with the dead-end job that's just barely enough to get by. And he can also be the crazed, bearded drifter going scouring the mountains looking for a vacant house to stay in. Some critics go so far to describe the film as genre-bending. And Malek's portrayal of this deeply disturbed man is one that shows how versatile this actor can be.
3Short Term 12
The final pick on our list is Malek's best film according to critics. Not only that, but this flick includes some other A-listers who at the time were just getting their start in Hollywood. This is definitely one of Malek's more relatable roles. He plays a supervisor of troubled teenagers who live in a group home. Malek's character is constantly being questioned, insulted, and threatened. At one point, he even gets spit on. But his job is to absorb all this hostility, roll with the punches, and keep these kids safe. It's an incredibly tough job that weighs on his character at times. But he has to try to push through and persevere.
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