16 minutes ago 0 Shares Rami Malek Has An Identical Twin Brother Who Leads A Very Different Life Fri Jan 18 2019 04:37:18 GMT+0000 (GMT) Fri Jan 18 2019 04:37:41 GMT+0000 (GMT) Stewart Perrie Stewart Perrie in Entertainment Powered by Rami Malek has become the man of the moment as the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody…
Rami Malek has become the man of the moment as the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody receives praise both at the Box Office and amongst critics. Everyone wants to know who he is, what's in his past and what's in his future.
One thing that people have been interested to find out about the LA-born actor is that he has an identical twin brother.
Yep – the 37-year-old shares his birthday with Sami Malek.
You'd think when you were naming your kids you'd want them to sound a bit different from each other, but not for this family. In the Malek's you've got Sami and Rami.
While Rami has become an award winning actor, his brother Sami opted to stay out of the bright lights of Hollywood and instead chose to pursue a career in education.
They do look pretty similar. Credit: PA
But being twins, you're probably wondering whether they ever used their likeness to their advantage. Well, of course they did.
Rami told a brilliant story to Jimmy Kimmel in 2015, saying: “So he calls me one day… he goes, 'Hey, do you know a Greek monologue from a Greek tragedy?''
''Yeah, of course, I've just been doing this for four years. He goes, 'Listen, I need you to come down to my university' – a major American university here in Los Angeles.
“He goes, 'I need you to do this for my class. It's gonna give me the points I need.”
Rami continues: “I go, 'Yeah I'm gonna get my points and we're gonna make this happen.
“And I deliver this monologue in front of the entire lecture hall and I get a few applause, people dig it. And I think she starts looking at me kind of accusatorially like, 'Where the hell did you come up with that?'”
“I told her, ugh, 'it's just a hobby'.”
I wonder if Rami ever had to sit in on his brother's teaching classes and pretend to know about mitosis or advanced algebra.
He admits that 'we don't look alike as much as we used to', so you can probably imagine they got up to some good ole fashion twin swapping pranks when they were younger.
It appears that Sami enjoys sitting in on his brother's fame as he's been spotted backstage on the Jimmy Kimmel show and at the Golden Globes. But I guess when your bro is up for a bunch of awards you'd tag along with him.
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