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Omar Sharif

Slaps Woman

at Qatar Film Festival [VIDEO]

10/27/2011 9:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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Hollywood legend Omar Sharif lost his cool at a film festival in Qatar this morning ... and angrily slapped a woman right on the red carpet.

Sharif was at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival for a screening of one of his movies ... when a woman approached him on the red carpet ... and tried to take a picture with the 79-year-old actor.

Sharif -- who was nominated for an Oscar in 1962 for his role in "Lawrence of Arabia" -- lashed out in Arabic ... telling the woman to wait her turn ... and then slapping her. 

Moments later, the woman smiled and posed for a photo with Sharif like nothing ever happened.

Watching from the video, it's unclear if Sharif made contact with the woman's face -- but one reporter who was at the scene tweeted, "Omar Sharif just hit a woman. Very stupidly, in front of a camera."

Sharif has a long history of getting physical with people -- back in 2003, he attacked a cop in a Paris casino and in 2007, he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery for beating up a Beverly Hills parking attendant.

Calls to Sharif's camp have not been returned.

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moxie    

Omar's old, and cranky. Look out!

1009 days ago
2.

MendiMayhem    

OMG old man woulda got his nose broke if he did that to me! WTF?!?!?

1009 days ago
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justme    

Maybe he's a Dom...He's used to doing that sort of thing.. who knows..

1009 days ago
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jimmy d    

SHE MUST HAVE SAID SOMETHING INAPPROPRIATE!

1009 days ago
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tara    

This is classic arab culture. Even in the "hollywood" circles. Its really crazy.

1009 days ago
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kronenburg    

What a jerk. Much praise to the young woman who didn't lose control and retained her composure. I couldn't have.

1009 days ago
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JR    

He didnt actually slap her or you would have heard the !SMACK! Which she deserved for ruining the photo op and getting in the way... What was she doing out of the kitchen anyways?!?

1009 days ago
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LOLOL    

Whoop that trick...Just kidding...Someone translate please..

1009 days ago
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THIN LIZZY    

Tough girl, she didn't even flinch.

1009 days ago
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Mike L    

I think he hit her hand or something. It was too low to have slap her in the face.

1009 days ago
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bill    

Shes lucky he didnt take out to the city center and have her stoned to death. Thats their culture.

1009 days ago
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AlwaysOnTimeB    

Grumpy old men!!

1009 days ago
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ViableV    

See Chaz, even this chick is tougher than you, she didn't bitch and moan she just smiled and shrugged it off.

1009 days ago
14.

Rob    

I respect a man that has no problem putting a woman in her place:)

1009 days ago
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anony    

Another guy who's going to end up getting knocked unconscious.

1009 days ago
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