Hot 100 2011 - Nadine Labaki

Putting the stars on the screen
Hot 100 2011 - Nadine Labaki
Nadine Labaki

"Some men see things as they are and ask why… I dream of things that never were and say why not?” remarks international screen star, director and producer, Nadine Labaki. Reputed as one of the best directors in the Arabic music video industry, this talented Lebanese-born creative force is renowned for the international success of her 2007 feature-film Caramel which she co-wrote, directed and starred in.

“I’m a director first and foremost but like to act from time to time as it allows me to express myself. In fact I consider it my only outlet for expressing myself.”

Jet-setting between her hometown of Beirut and Dubai, Nadine does a lot of business in the region and loves her life here. “The UAE is a melting pot. What is interesting is that you find different cultures and people from different places, and yet they all seem to know who they are and what they want.”

In her spare time Nadine likes to practice Yoga and spend time with her two-year-old son, Walid, who is the “biggest inspiration in my life.”