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Amr's big break came in 2001 in the movie "Ashab walla business". Unknown to audiences up to that point, Amr portrayed the role so well that many viewers left the theater believing he was a Palestinian actor. Since then, his reputation as one of Egypt's most serious and dedicated character actors went from strength to strength. A graduate of the American University in Cairo, Amr became interested in acting at a very young age. However, his undeniable talent crushed all the hesitancy and his performance in his first major film solidified his belief that he could become a major actor in the region. His first lead role came in "Deil el Samaka" (the Fish's tale). However, his most acclaimed performance came in the short film "Lilly"; where he gave an exceptional performance as a young Muslim cleric who is assigned to take over a mosque in a very poor and shady neighborhood, the dilemma unfolds when he falls in love with the neighborhood sweetheart, Lilly. Although it was a short film, Amr received excellent reviews for his portrayal of the cleric. Awards include Best supporting actor award in 1997, from Alexandria Film Festival for his role in "Ganet el shayateen", Best Actor award in 2001 for his role in "Deil el samaka".