File - Waked: "My ultimate ambition is to make an Arab movie that... makes hundreds of millions of dollars." (AFP Photo/Tiziana Fabi)
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Egyptian actor and filmmaker Amr Waked, equally at home in Cairo and Hollywood, says the time is ripe for a host of other Arab stars to make it big abroad.Waked was heavily involved in the street protests that eventually toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and also took part in the 2013 protests that led to the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammad Morsi. The actor spoke about his latest role and why more Arab talent is finding international success.Do you feel the situation in Egypt now is as somber as the movie?Q: How does making foreign movies differ from making them back at home?Q: Why do you think we are seeing a lot of Arab actors taking up parts in movies abroad?
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