Youssef Shaaban left a rich artistic history of works on which he put a distinctive imprint, which varied between cinema, television and theater, in addition to his work as a captain of actors, as he preferred art over anything in his life.
Youssef Shaaban was born in the Shubra neighborhood, in 1931, to a family that preferred their children to join the military corps, whether through the Police College or the War College, on both sides, but Youssef Al-Fanna wanted to join the College of Fine Arts, due to his mastery of drawing, but his desire was rejected so that the matter settled on He joined the Faculty of Law.
In the third year of studying law, Youssef Shaban decided, based on the advice of his friend, artist Karam Mutawa, to divert his course to study at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts, and to withdraw his papers from the rights permanently, to graduate in 1962 and start a long and rich artistic career even before ending his educational career.
The artist Youssef Shaaban began his artistic career in 1961, after he was nominated for a small role for the character “Fahmy Abdel Hamid”, and the role was sufficient to draw attention to him, and from here began his real start, which formed a journey that exceeded three hundred works of art, and he died before adding his last work, the series “Kings of Al-Jadana.” For the list, where death prevented him from completing filming.
Youssef Shaaban played different characters, and his roles were not limited to good or evil only, but his performance varied to present different types of characters that the audience loved and impressed, whether in cinema or drama, and some of them left a mark with the masses that cannot be forgotten.
The following is a review of the most prominent dramatic figures presented by Youssef Shaaban for the drama …
– “Mohsen Mumtaz”
The artist Youssef Shaaban excelled in introducing the character of the Egyptian intelligence officer, who was not like him an officer in the drama until this moment, so Mohsen Mumtaz, the name of the character, became known as a real, well-known character and a registered trademark.
Of course, Yusef Shaaban’s body during the series is a real character, which is the character of Major General Abdel Mohsen Fayek, who left our world before the start of the series preparation. (the details)
The view, the way of speaking and the course of the dialogue, all this combination made the character of “Mohsen Mumtaz” that “Raafat El Hagan” used to see “Egypt” made it difficult to imitate it, because Youssef Shaaban’s performance simply came out naturally to the point of the truth, and the audience still remembers this role that was combined. On him and on the love and respect for the personality.
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And the series “Raafat Al-Hagan” consists of three parts, the first part of it was shown in 1994 and it is starring Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Yousra and Youssef Shaaban who participated in the first and second parts, Tahani Rashid, Nabil Al-Halafawi, Muhammad Wafiq and Afaf Shuaib and a large number of stars, written by Salih Morsi and directed by Yahya Scientific.
– Salama Farawela
The character “Salama Farawila”, presented by Youssef Shaaban in the series “Al-Mal and Al-Banoun”, is considered one of the most famous characters he presented in the drama, and the “Farawila” family, who inherited unlawful money from her father and eventually stranded them, was a perfect example of the big difference between the permissible And forbidden.
Youssef Shaaban excelled in presenting the image of the “evil” person from a different angle to the outright evil that the public used to see. The difficulty in the character of “Farawila” is to present it in a more human way than the images presented at an explicit angle, a person whose conscience set aside all his life due to his need for money, and when he became rich Repeatedly, he tried to attract his conscientious friend, “Abbas Al-Dhao” to the same path, but he refused.
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In the last scene of Salama Farawila, we find remorse that squeezes his face as he sat couched to the bed after he was paralyzed, and a friend of his life recites verses to him from Surat “Al-Kahf” specifically the verse “Money and children are the adornment of the life of the world, and the rest of the righteous things are better than your Lord as rewards and the best hope,” which he requested specially to hear It is as if he washes himself with it from his sin and punishes himself for holding on to the forbidden physically at the expense of the evident righteousness, as if by that he declares his repentance and confirms that the demise of grace by the demise of the world is not equivalent to a feeling of regret, especially even if the time has passed for reform.
The series “Al-Mal and Al-Banoun” was shown in the first part in 1993 and then in the second part in 1995, and participated in the first part of the series, Abdullah Ghaith, Youssef Shaaban, Sherif Mounir and Fayza Kamal, and the second part of the tournament Hamdi Ghaith, Wael Nour and Jehan Nasr.
– “Haji Darwish”
The artist Youssef Shaaban introduced the character “Haji Darwish”, the eldest son of “Fatima Taalba”, presented by the late artist Hoda Sultan in the series “The Wedge”, the older brother who occupies the supreme position of his mother’s heart. His big house, with the approval of his mother, who drives the whole house.
Opinions differed about the characters of the series, between these views a lover of family clustering and its unity under one banner, and some of them saw this severity of unpleasant brutality, and others believed that the characters of the series were between the submissive and the tyrant, but the series itself was discussing a period of time that ended many years ago, but he is citing With events adapted from the reality and reality of the time in which it took place.
Youssef Shaaban brilliantly presented the character, so the events of the big house took place in his orbit, which was in turn revolving around his mother’s orbit, “Aba Al-Haj Darwish” the official call in the house to those who needed something or worried about something or asked for an intercession with the mother. Endure the hardship of life without it.
And the series “The Wedge” starring Hoda Sultan, Youssef Shaaban, Fadia Abdelghani, Hala Fakher, Fattouh Ahmed, Abdullah Mahmoud, Muhammad Al Shaqanqiri, Hanan Turk, Hanan Suleiman, Majdi Fikry, Ahmed Salama, Hassan Fouad, Shaima Aqeed, written by charity Shalabi, directed by Ahmed Al-Nahhas.
– “Wehbe Al-Sawalami”
Youssef Shaaban presented the character of the Saidi man, who suffered both with the feudal regime at a young age, to revolt against his poverty and seek outrageous wealth and become one of the new owners, through the character of “Wehbe Al-Swalami” in the series “The Stray Light.”
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“Wehbe Al-Swalami” seeks in the series to marry money that is embodied in his daughter from the power, esteem and lineage represented by the “Al-Azazi” family, which he worked for during his childhood as a servant with his father, and Youssef Shaaban presented the character in his distinctive way that made “Wehbe Al-Swalami” a distinctive feature in the drama.
And the series “The Stray Light” starring Mamdouh Abdel Alim, Mona Zaki, Youssef Shaaban, Mohamed Riad, Rania Farid Shawky, Samiha Ayoub, Salwa Khattab, Syed Abdel Karim, Jamal Ismail, written by Muhammad Safaa Amer, directed by Magdy Abu Omaira.
Youssef divorces his wife “Thuraya” and marries another and helps her in raising her daughter on the values and morals, which his two sons inherited from him, unlike his arrogant and domineering first wife. Youssef Shaaban was able to put “Baba Yusef” as she used to call him his wife’s daughter in the position of ideal fathers in the drama .
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The man’s strong personality, his poise and the calm of his features, controlled many of the events of the series, despite his reluctance to appear in many parts of the episodes, but his influence was interfering in the end to create the required balance in the lives of his children between his personality and the personality of his first wife, “Soraya”.
And “Al-Haqiqa and Al-Sarab” starring Fifi Abdo, Youssef Shaaban, Mai Ezz El-Din, Tariq Lotfi, Sumaya Al-Khashab, Khaled Mahmoud, Ahmed Saeed Abdul-Ghani, Ahmed Zahir, Reham Abdel Ghafour, Nihal Anbar, Khayriya Ahmed, Enaam Salousa, written by Samah Al-Hariri Directed by Magdy Abu Amira.