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:

Sherif Ali: Truly, for some men nothing is written unless THEY write it.


Che Guevara: The peasant is like a wild flower in the forest, and the revolutionary like a bee. Neither can survive or propogate without the other. There is one essential difference between us and bees, however. In this hive, I will *not* tolerate drones!


Nick Arnstein: [Nicky Arnstein has just ordered "filet de boeuf, sauce bordelaise" in French]
Fanny Brice: I would have ordered roast beef and potatoes.
Nick Arnstein: I did.


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Also fluent in Italian (ex. appearance in main RAI show ''Domenica In'' 10/23/2005)

As of 2009, he is only one of six performers who won a Golden Globe Award as Best Lead Actor/Actress in a Motion Picture Drama without being nominated for an Oscar for that same role (his for Doctor Zhivago (1965)). The others are Spencer Tracy in The Actress (1953), Anthony Franciosa in Career (1959), Shirley MacLaine in Madame Sousatzka (1988), Jim Carrey in The Truman Show (1998) and Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road (2008).

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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