The Most Famous Arab Actor: Celebrating Arab Talent on the Global Stage

Choose the actor you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Jun 16, 2023 10:18 (Updated on Dec 1, 2023 10:36)
Welcome to StrawPoll, the ultimate hub for all your polling needs! Today, we invite you to join us in ranking the most famous Arab actor of all time. With a rich history of talent and charisma, Arab actors have graced the silver screen and captivated the hearts of millions. But who truly stands out among the rest? That's where you come in! Cast your vote or suggest a missing option in our ever-growing list of exceptional Arab actors from legendary icons to fresh faces. Will it be Omar Sharif, Adel Emam, or someone else entirely? It's up to you to decide! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to celebrate the finest in Arab cinema and share your thoughts with thousands of fellow film enthusiasts right here on StrawPoll. Let the voting begin!

Who Is the Most Famous Arab Actor?

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    Omar Sharif
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    He was an Egyptian actor and is widely considered the most famous Arab actor of all time. He starred in films such as "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago."
    Omar Sharif in other rankings
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    Faten Hamama
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    She was also an Egyptian actress and is known as the "Lady of the Arabic Screen." She starred in over 100 films and was a prominent figure in the Golden Age of Egyptian cinema.
    Faten Hamama in other rankings
  3. 3
    He is an Egyptian actor known for his comedic roles. He has starred in over 100 films and is considered one of the most popular actors in the Arab world.
    Adel Imam in other rankings
  4. 4
    Nour El-Sherif
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    He was an Egyptian actor known for his dramatic roles. He starred in over 100 films and was a prominent figure in Egyptian cinema for over four decades.
    Nour El-Sherif in other rankings
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    He was an Egyptian film director, actor, and producer. He is considered one of the most important figures in Arab cinema and his films often tackled social and political issues.
    Youssef Chahine in other rankings
  6. 6
    He is an Egyptian actor known for his roles in films such as "The Citizen" and "The Kingdom of Heaven." He has also been a prominent figure in the Arab Spring protests.
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    He is an Egyptian actor known for his roles in international films such as "Syriana" and "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen." He has also been an advocate for political and social change in Egypt.
    Amr Waked in other rankings
  8. 8
    She is a Lebanese actress, director, and screenwriter. She is known for her films "Caramel" and "Where Do We Go Now?" and has been a prominent figure in promoting gender equality in the Arab world.
    Nadine Labaki in other rankings
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    Haifa Wehbe
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    She is a Lebanese singer and actress known for her roles in films such as "Halawet Rouh" and "Dokkan Shehata." She is also a prominent figure in the Arab music industry.
    Haifa Wehbe in other rankings
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    She is an Egyptian actress known for her roles in films such as "Al-Kitkat" and "The Sixth Day." She has also been a prominent figure in promoting women's rights in Egypt.

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Ranking factors for famous actor

  1. Recognition
    The level of recognition the actor has locally and internationally, and whether they have won any awards or nominations.
  2. Popularity
    The number of followers they have on social media, the size of their fan base, and the box-office success of their films.
  3. Acting skills
    Their level of talent, the range of roles they have played, and the diversity of their performances.
  4. Endorsements
    The number and types of endorsements they have received from companies and organizations.
  5. Contribution to film Industry
    The extent of their contribution in shaping the film industry, for example by introducing new genres, themes or techniques.
  6. Personal appeal
    Their personality, style, and charm both on and off the screen.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous Arab actor. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or actor is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


  • 173 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each actor once every 24 hours. The rank of each actor is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous arab actor

Background Information: Arab cinema has been growing in popularity in recent years, and with it, the recognition of Arab actors on the global stage. The Middle East has produced some of the finest actors and actresses in the world, who have not only captured the hearts of the Arab audience but also earned international acclaim. In this article, we will explore the most famous Arab actors of all time and their contributions to the film industry. From Egypt's legendary Omar Sharif to Lebanon's rising star Nadine Labaki, we will delve into the lives and careers of these actors, and discover why they have become cultural icons in the Arab world and beyond. So, let's take a closer look at who is the most famous Arab actor?

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