The Hollywood star with Egyptian blood, Rami Malek, has won an Oscar for his portrayal of music Icon Freddie Mercury in the film Bohemian Rhapsody. The film tells the story of one of the biggest stars of his time.
Rami Malek is a Los Angeles native with Egyptian blood and won big time at the 2019 Oscar Awards.
He walked away with the award for Best Actor for playing the role of Freddie Mercury, the frontman for one of the most iconic bands, Queen in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
The film tells the story of Freddie and the struggles he faced as a gay man with AIDS.
A report by EWN indicates that this is Rami's biggest award in his 15-year career. He won an Emmy award in 2016 for his role as Elliot in TV show Mr. Robot.
Since Rami is an actor and not a dancer or singer, he had to do months of research as well as take lessons to be able to portray Freddie.
The actor also had to take piano and guitar lessons.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Rami started wearing the false teeth he had to wear for Freddie's famous jutting teeth a year before starting to work on the film.
For the singing parts, the filmmakers use a mix of Freddie's own voice, Rami's voice and the voice of another singer with Queen's original recordings.
The film has received mixed reviews, as loyal fans of the band feel that the entire story of Freddie was not told.
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