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Omar Sharif – MovieActors.com


Sharif in Doctor Zhivago.

About Omar Sharif (1932 – )
Omar Sharif was born on April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt.

Sometimes Omar Sharif is credited as Omar Cherif, Omar El-Cherif and Omar Shariff. Although is birth name is Michael Shalhoub.

His performance as Sherif Ali in David Lean's epic LAWRENCE OF ARABIA in 1962 won Omar Sharif worldwide fame and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In David Lean's 1965 film epic DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Sharif's charisma was on full display in the title role; it became perhaps his most well known part.

Omar Sharif is a world-class Bridge player, he has been known to postpone shootings in order to be able to attend major bridge events. Both an author and coauthor, Omar Sharif has written several books on Bridge and has licensed his name to a Bridge computer game.

Sharif is fluent in English, Arabic, Greek and French. As cultured as he is, however, he has had at least one run-in with the law: in August 2003, he received a one-month suspended sentence and a fine for head-butting a police officer in a French casino.

Omar Sharif's notable movie credits include...

I Forgot To Tell You (2009)
The Traveller (2009)
Hassan Wa Morcus (2008)
10,000 B.C. (2008)
One Night With The King (2005)
Hidalgo (2004)
Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)
The 13th Warrior (1999)
Beyond Justice (1992)
The Rainbow Thief (1990)
Grand Larceny (1987)
Funny Lady (1975)
Funny Girl (1968)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
The Fall Of The Roman Empire (1964)

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Omar Sharif (left) with Antonio
Banderas in The 13th Warrior (1999).


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Omar Sharif with his co-stars in Doctor Zhivago (1965).

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Omar Sharif in The Fall Of The Roman Empire (1964).