Ezzel Dine Zulficar was an Egyptian film director, screenwriter, actor and producer.
Zulficar was born in Cairo, Egypt.
He received a scholarship and studied astronomy. He graduated from the military faculty and later became a lieutenant.
As a child, Zulficar was a prodigy. He loved reading, which is what had helped him succeed. Although he was doing well in his military career, he decided to start directing.
He started as director Mohamed Abdel Jawad"s assistant, but in 1947, he directed his first movie, Aseer al-Zalam (أسير الظلام, "Prisoner of Darkness").
One of his most successful movies as a director was Rud Qalby (رُدّ قلبي, "Return My Heart") which was featured for six weeks in Cairo"s cinemas. He also acted in Khulud (خُلود, "Immortality") along with Hamama.
As a writer he was quite successful. He wrote scripts and stories for almost 30 movies.
His last work was the direction and scriptwriting for the movie Maw"ed Fi al-Borj (موعد في البُرج, "Meeting at the Tower", 1963).