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 .

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.

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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:

The Preacher: It can work for the lord as well as the devil!
Colorado: Ai chihuahua.


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


Sherif Ali: Does it surprise you, Mr Bentley? Surely, you know the Arabs are a barbarous people. Barbarous and cruel. Who but they! Who but they!


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Omar Sharif Facts
Ordered by a US court in Beverly Hills, California to take an anger management course for punching a parking attendant who refused to accept his European currency on 11 June 2005. Sharif was not present for the hearing. (13 February 2007).

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

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).

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