Did you know Rami Malek has a twin brother? Turns out, you're not alone. Over the past weekend, particularly as Bohemian Rhapsody continues to garner more awards consideration from the Golden Globes and elsewhere, people online have done some light digging and discovered that Malek has a brother who looks almost just like him. And obviously, many people are freaking out. And they flocked to social media to share their shock and surprise.
As it was reported by Digital Spy, the twin news became public knowledge during the Golden Globes after-party. Rami Malek and his twin brother, Sami Malek, were spotted together walking down the line of photographers with Rami holding his Golden Globe award firmly in his hand. Take a look.
Rami Malek hasn't kept the news a secret; in fact, Rami confirmed he had a twin brother all the way back in 2015 when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! alongside Sami. But sometimes, the Internet is slow to realize such personal information. And with Rami Malek's career ballooning higher and higher with the critical and commercial success of Mr. Robot as well as Bohemian Rhapsody, there are many people who are learning about Rami and his twin sibling. In any case, in addition to being shocked by this news, there were also many people who were taken aback by Sami's good looks.
Here is the Jimmy Kimmel Live! clip if you wish to meet Sami Malek with the rest of the world. As it turns out, Sami and Rami have a long history of pretending to be one another in the past. It helps when one person in the pair of twins is an actor, after all. Especially a well-acclaimed one like Rami.
Not only are Rami and Sami Malek twins, but they're also identical twins. Although Rami Malek admits in the Jimmy Kimmel Live! clip that the brothers don't look alike as much as they used to when they were younger. Still, the Malek twins still share a striking resemblance; you can see it in their eyes.
Since Rami and Sami Malek are 37-years-old at the present moment, this is far from a new revelation. Still, now that Rami Malek is officially a household name, people are starting to learn more about the actor, including his family history. So, in case you didn't know, Rami Malek has a twin.
It's definitely a good time to be Rami Malek right now. The actor was recently awarded a Golden Globe for his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. And there's a very good chance that he might soon be receiving an Oscar nomination for his performance is the musical biopic as well. Malek also found the "love of his life," he claims, with his Bohemian Rhapsody co-star, Lucy Boynton.
So, things are definitely looking up for the film and TV actor. And there's also an extremely good chance that being the identical twin brother of a very famous actor has its own fair share of perks as well.
Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.
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