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Omar Sharif Overview:

Legendary actor, Omar Sharif, was born Michel Demetri Shalhoub on Apr 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt. Sharif died at the age of 83 on Jul 10, 2015 in Cairo, Egypt .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Sharif was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1962Best Supporting ActorLawrence of Arabia (1962)Sherif Ali ibn el KharishNominated
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GOODBYE : 1932 – 2015

By Crystal Kalyana on Jul 12, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

Today we farewell the Egyptian born actor, , who was known for his striking ?looks, and his meritorious performances in such films as, “Lawrence Of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago”, in which he received two Golden Globe Awards and an Oscar nomination. was ... Read full article


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Omar Sharif Quotes:

[Lawrence and Ali watch as British cannons fire in the distance]
Sherif Ali: God help the men that lie under that.
T.E. Lawrence: They are Turks.
Sherif Ali: God help them.


[Che is falling behind on a march]
Fidel Castro: Stragglers are sure to die, don't you know that?
Che Guevara: I'm not a straggler, I'm your rear guard.
Fidel Castro: No you're not, you're the company doctor. See what you can do for the men with blistered feet. You've got ten minutes.
Che Guevara: (noticing enemy planes flying overhead) It's too late for chiropody. The buzzards are already circling.


T.E. Lawrence: Sherif Ali!. So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people. Greedy, barbarous and cruel, as you are.
Sherif Ali: Come. I will take you to Feisal.
T.E. Lawrence: I do not want your company, sherif.
Sherif Ali: Wadi Safra is another day from here. You will not find it, and not finding it you will die.
T.E. Lawrence: I will find it with this.
[showing the compass]
Sherif Ali: [Ali suddenly takes the compass with his stick] Good army compass. How if I take it?
T.E. Lawrence: Then you would be a thief.
Sherif Ali: Have you no fear, English?
T.E. Lawrence: My fear is my concern.
Sherif Ali: Truly.
[Ali gives back the compass to Lawrence]
Sherif Ali: God be with you English.
[And he rides away]


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Omar Sharif Facts
Underwent triple bypass surgery in 1992, and suffered a mild heart attack in 1994. Until his bypass, Sharif smoked 100 cigarettes a day; after the operation he quit easily.

Father of Tarek Sharif.

World-class Bridge player, he has been known to anticipate or postpone shootings in order to be able to attend major bridge events.

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