Rami Malek is Hollywood's Mr. Robot, but to Egypt he's Mr. Pride!

Published July 1st, 2015 - 07:42 GMT
Rami Malek's TV series "Mr. Robot" is a raging success in Hollywood! (Bustle.com)
Rami Malek's TV series "Mr. Robot" is a raging success in Hollywood! (Bustle.com)

What's hot in the US right now? Rami Malek!

Egyptian by ethnicity, American by nationality, the 34-year-old actor was born in Los Angeles and went on to make a name for himself in Hollywood after starring in guest-roles on several television shows before making his feature film debut in Night at the Museum.

With his big blue eyes, handsome features and brilliant acting skills, it's no wonder that Malek is quickly rising to stardom in Tinseltown.

But what's this heartthrob keeping his fans hooked on to right now? His award-winning TV series "Mr. Robot," alongside actors Christian Slater and Portia Doubleday. 

The show, created by Sam Esmail, revolves around a young, anti-social computer programmer (Malek), who works as a cybersecurity engineer during the day, but at night he is a vigilante hacker. He is recruited by the mysterious leader of an underground group of hackers to join their organization.

Malek's task? Help bring down corporate America, including the company he is paid to protect, which presents him with a moral dilemma. Although he works for a corporation, his personal beliefs make it hard to resist the urge to take down the heads of multinational companies that he believes are running -- and ruining -- the world.

Mr. Robot racked up 2.7 million online views of the pilot episode, which was made available online four weeks prior to its cable debut. When the hit show finally had its USA Network debut last Wednesday, 3.7 million tuned in to watch Malek kick ass, reported The Hollywood Reporter.

By Arwad Khalifeh


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