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Asser Yassin ’04
Mechanical Engineering

Lights, Camera, Action … For famous actor, writer and producer Asser Yassin, “action” didn’t always mean a career as an actor. Getting his degree in mechanical engineering at AUC, Yassin was set to continue in this field upon graduation. Still, it was also at his alma mater that he got his first taste of performing. “My favorite moment at AUC was my first time being on stage,” he explained. “The theatre gives you very prompt and direct feedback from the audience.”

Yassin was set to continue in this field upon graduation. Still, it was also at his alma mater that he got his first taste of performing. “My favorite moment at AUC was my first time being on stage,” he explained. “The theatre gives you very prompt and direct feedback from the audience.”

Yassin has played roles in the TV series Qalb Habiba (2006), and in the movies Al Waad (2008) and Rasayel El Bahr (2010), for which he won Best Actor at the Carthage Film Festival and the Malmo Arab Film Festival. He also won Best Actor at the Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival for his movie Aswar El Qamar (2015). Most recently, he played the lead role in Torab El Mass (2018).

His major still plays a role in the career decisions he makes. “I have criteria for selecting my roles, which is actually based on a scientific c method,” he says. “Whatever you’re studying will actually be very beneficial to what you choose in the end.”