Veteran Egyptian actor, Hassan Hosny is to be awarded the prestigious Faten Hamama Award at the 40th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), billed to run from the 20th through to the 29th November, 2018.

Cairo International Film Festival President, film producer and scenarist, Mohamed Hefzy stated that Hassan Hosny is being granted the award in recognition of the numerous roles in Egyptian drama that he’s been a prominent part of throughout half a century, having appeared in over 400 titles.

As a prolific actor who has won several awards both locally in Egypt and within the Arab world, Hassan Hosny kick-started his acting career in the late 60s, starting with taking on minor roles until he made his way up to more prominent ones.

Displaying his talents both onstage and on the silver screen, one of Hassan Hosny‘s break-out moments which signaled a turning point in his career was his brilliant performance in director Atef El-Tayeb‘s ‘Sawa’a El-Otobees’ which showcased the actor’s versatility and his mastery of the role of a villain.

The iconic star has taken part in a plethora of great movies, the most well-known of which include Abood 3ala El-7odood’, ‘Africano’, ‘El Lemby’ and El Nazer’, among many others.

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