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Mahmoud Abdel Aziz (Arabic: محمود عبد العزيز‎‎; 4 June 1946 – 12 November 2016) was an Egyptian movie and television actor. He became famous for several famous roles in Egypt, before becoming famous in all Arab countries for his role in the TV show Raafat El-Hagan. The Egyptian Actors Guild announced his death on the night of 12 November 2016.[1][2]

Mahmoud Abdel Aziz
Born (1946-06-04)4 June 1946
Alexandria, Egypt
Died 12 November 2016(2016-11-12) (aged 70)
Cairo, Egypt
Nationality Egyptian
Occupation Actor

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Early lifeEdit

Mahmoud Abdel Aziz was born in Wardeyan, a neighborhood in Alexandria, Egypt to a middle-class family. Although he was studying Agricultural Science at the Alexandria University, he used to practice his acting through the university theatre.[3]

CareerEdit

He started his acting career by taking a role in Al Dawama TV show in the mid-1970s with Nelly and Mahmoud Yacine, after which he entered the movie industry for the first time through Al Hafeed an all-time Egyptian film classic. Mahmoud Abdel Aziz starred in over 25 movies during the late 1970s and early 1980s; while his popularity was increasing dramatically, most of his movies at the time were categorized as romantic drama.

His acting path matured when he started taking different roles which really exposed his talent. He was known to be equally adept at comedy and drama. The 1980s marked Mahmoud Abdel Aziz as a superstar when he starred in very successful movies like El Aar (1982), El Kef (1985) and Raafat El-Hagan TV Series which is one of the most popular works of Egyptian television based on the true story of the renowned Egyptian spy Refaat Al-Gammal who was planted in Israel for over 20 years before and after the Six-Day War.

Mahmoud Abdel Aziz has starred in over 100 movies and he manage to still surprise his audience with works such as Bab El Khalk (2012) TV Series after 7 years of absence from the Egyptian television.[4][5][6]

Personal lifeEdit

He was married to Egyptian Poussy Chalabi and has two children, Mohamed Mahmoud Abdel Aziz a film producer and director, and Karim Mahmoud Abdel Aziz.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Film Translation
1974 Al Hafeed The Grandson
1975 Hata Akhr El Oomr Till The End of Life
1975 Yom El Had El Dami Bloody Sunday
1976 Waghan Le Wagh Face to Face
1977 Khataya Sins
1977 Maa Hobi Wa Ashwaki With Love and Desires
1977 Abnati wal Deeb My Daughters and The Wolf
1977 Al Shayatin The Demons
1977 El Bent El Helwa El Kazaba The Sweet Liar Girl
1977 Taer El Lel El Hazin Sad Night Bird
1977 Kafani ya Kalb Enough Heart
1978 Emraa Bela Kalb A Woman Without A Heart
1978 Emraa Fih Dammi A Woman in My Blood
1978 Hessab Al Senin Account of The Years
1978 Shabab Yarkos Fawk Al Nar Dancing Youth Over The Fire
1978 Shafika we Metwali Shafika and Metwali
1978 Eeb Ya Loulou It's a Disgrace Loulou
1978 Keloob Fih Bahr Al Domoo' Hearts in a Sea of Tears
1978 Wa Daa AL Oomr Ya Waladi And Time Was Lost Son
1979 Akwa Men Al Ayam Stronger Than Days
1979 Ooshak That El Eshreen Lovers Under Twenty
1979 Al Motawahesha The Wild One
1979 Lah Yazalo El Tahkik Mostameran A Case Unclosed
1980 Banati Fih Al Khareg Daughters Abroad
1980 Al Abalessa The Devils
1980 Aalamat Maanaha Al Khatar Signs of Danger
1980 El Bent Aeza Eh What Does The Girl Want
1980 Hob Lah Yara El Shams Love That Can't Come To Light
1981 Ana Fih Eenayhi I In His Eyes
1982 Shetan El Gezira The Devil of The Island
1982 Wadi Al Zekrayat Valley of The Memories
1982 Wadaa Al Aazab A Tortured Farewell
1982 Eedam Taleb Sanawy The Execution of a High School Student
1982 Al Aar The Shame
1982 Al Maatooh The Fool
1982 Wekalet El Balah The Date Agency
1983 El Khobz El Mor Bitter Bread
1983 Darb El Hawa Wind Gusts
1983 Al Sada Al Mortashoun The Corrupt Gentlemen
1983 Al Aazra' Wal Shaar Al Abyad The Virgin and The White Hair
1983 Mamlakat Al Halwassa Kingdom of Hallucinations
1983 Nesf Arnab Half a Rabbit
1983 Argook Eetini Haza Al Dawa Please Give Me The Cure
1984 Bayt Al Kasserat Minors House
1984 Tazwir Fih Awraa Rasmeya Official Counterfeit
1984 Fokaraa Lah Yatkholoona Al Gana No Heaven For The Poor
1984 Lik Yom Ya Beh There Will Be A Day Sir
1984 Wa Laken Shay'on Mayabka But Something Remains
1985 Eedam Mayet The Execution of a Dead Man
1985 Al Darb Al Ahmar Al Darb Al Ahmar
1985 El Shaa Men Haa El Zawga The Wife Gets The Flat
1985 El Saalik The Riffraffs
1985 Al Towfan The Flood
1985 Aafwan Ayoha Al Kanoun Sorry Dear Law
1985 Al Kef The Pleasure
1985 Al Magnouna The Crazy Girl
1986 Al Bari' The Innocent
1986 Al Goo' The Hunger
1986 Al Hedek Yefham The Clever Will Realize
1987 Abnaa Wa Katala Sons and Killers
1987 Garyy El Wehoosh The Run of The Beasts
1987 Al Sada Al Rejal The Gentlemen
1987 Seket El Nadama The Road To Remorse
1988 Samak, Laban, Tamr Hendi Fish, Milk, Tamarind
1988 Nahr El Khof The River of Fear
1989 Ya Aazizi Kolena Lessous My Dear We Are All Thieves
1989 El Donia Ala Genah Yamama The World On A Dove's Wing
1990 Sayedati Anessati Ladies and Lasses
1991 Abo Cartona Abo Cartona
1991 Kanoun Ika Ika's Law
1991 Al Kit-Kat Al Kit-Kat
1992 Donia Abd-Al Gabbar Donia Abd-Al Gabbar
1992 Fakh Al Gawassis A Trap for Spies
1993 Talata Aala El Tari' Three On The Road
1994 Khaltabita Khaltabita
1995 Zeyaret El Sayed El Ra'is Presidential Visit
1995 El Bahr Beyethakli The Sea Smiles To Me
1996 Al Gentle The Gentle
1997 Al Kapten The Captain
1998 Harmonica Harmonica
2000 Soo' El Motaa Pleasure Market
2000 Al Nems The Ferret
2001 Al Saher The Magician
2002 Rehla Mashbooha A Suspicious Journey
2008 Lelet El Baby Doll The BabyDoll Night
2009 Ibrahim Labyad Ibrahim Labyad

TelevisionEdit

Year Film Translation
1976 Shagaret El Ablab The Ivy Tree
? Al Dawama The Swirl
? Al Bashayer The Good News
1987 Raafat El-Hagan Raafat El-Hagan
2004 Mahmoud El Masri Mahmoud El Masri
? Ana El Hokooma I Am The Law
2012 Bab El Khalk Bab El Khalk
2014 Abo Heiba Fe Gabal El Halal Abo Heiba in The Halal Mountain
2016 Ras El-Ghoul The Ghoul's head

AwardsEdit

  • Best Actor in a movie for Kit Kat (1991) at the Damascus International Film Festival and at the Alexandria International Film Festival.[7]
  • Best Actor in a movie for The Captain (1997) at the Damascus International Film Festival.
  • Best Actor in a movie for Pleasure Market (2000) at the Cairo International Film Festival.
  • Best Actor in a movie for The Magician (2001) at the Damascus International Film Festival.
  • Life Time Achievement at the Dubai International Film Festival[8].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Legendary Egyptian actor Mahmoud Abdel Aziz dies". english.alarabiya.net. Retrieved 2017-09-18. 
  2. ^ "Remembering Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz, Egypt's cinema icon - Film - Arts & Culture - Ahram Online". english.ahram.org.eg. Retrieved 2017-09-18. 
  3. ^ "Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, AlexCinema". www.bibalex.org. Retrieved 2018-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Mahmoud Abdel Aziz". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-09-18. 
  5. ^ "20 صورة ترصد لحظات مميزة للفنان الراحل محمود عبد العزيز مع أبنائه". www.mbc.net (in Arabic). Retrieved 2017-09-18. 
  6. ^ ""أنا بلحة والبلد عايزة قنبلة".. أشهر 8 جمل خلدت محمود عبدالعزيز". Retrieved 2017-09-18. 
  7. ^ "Happy 68th Birthday, Mahmoud Abd Al Aziz !- Pictures". صدى البلد (in Arabic). 2015-12-01. Retrieved 2018-07-17. 
  8. ^ "Michael Apted to Get Lifetime Achievement Honor at Dubai Film Festival". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-07-17. 

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