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 .
MINI BIO:Black-haired Egyptian actor with flashing dark eyes and faintly bogus smile. Built up a reputation as the number one male pin-up of the Egyptian cinema from 1954 to 1961 before venturing into international films. Was cast almost entirely in blockbuster epics, and found, in the seventies, that the public was less willing to accept him in smaller-scale dramas. Later in co-starring roles, and concentrating on his first love - bridge. Nominated for an Academy Award in Lawrence of Arabia. Also a former Egyptian soccer international! Married (first of two) to Egyptian-born star Faten Hamama (1931-2015) from 1955 to 1974. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
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Although Sharif was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1962||Best Supporting Actor||Lawrence of Arabia (1962)||Sherif Ali ibn el Kharish||Nominated|
GOODBYE : 1932 – 2015By 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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Nick Arnstein: So long, funny girl.
[Arabs are looting a train after blowing it up]
Sherif Ali: It is their payment, Colonel.
Colonel Brighton: Payment?
Sherif Ali: Truly, are not British soldiers paid?
Colonel Brighton: They don't go home when they've been paid!
Sherif Ali: They are not free to!
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