TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Omar Sharif

Slaps Woman

at Qatar Film Festival [VIDEO]

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


0_gcw2ofe1_0_3mf2iimg
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.

289 COMMENTS

No Avatar
151.

RobinPickles    

I would have slugged him back....

987 days ago
152.

burner    

Someone translate please as we might understand what was really going on between the 2.

987 days ago
153.

stacie    

What an *******!!!

987 days ago
154.

frankiestage    

I think he called her a hag in Arabic.

987 days ago
155.

rommel    

Typical classless Arab. Why would anyone be surprised?

987 days ago
156.

Eve    

I wonder how much Sharif's camp paid her. Well, his history of being abusive and having a "hot" temper has come out. This is not the same Omar I remember back in the 60's.

987 days ago
157.

Truth    


He obviously didn't hit her in the face. Silly people, he hit her hair. She is smiling at it all.

987 days ago
158.

birdman    

WHAT THE RAPIST?

987 days ago
159.

Truth    

YAAAWN, HE SLAPPED HER ACROSS THE SHOULDER AND HAIR. YOU CAN TELL BY THE ANGLE OF HIS ARM. THE CHICA DINT EVEN FLINCH. GUESS SHE'S USE TO IT IN A-RAB CULTURE. HOWEVER, THE OLD GEEZER IS RIGHT. WHY SHOULD SHE GET IN THE LINE AHEAD OF OTHERS?? GROUPIES IN AMERICA SHOULD TAKE NOTE. TRUTH!!

987 days ago
160.

Fantastic Four    

That's nothing. You should see what Muslims do to Gays.

987 days ago
161.

Ibrahim    

salam 3lekom (peace on all of you) I'm Egyptian and I'm proud of my Islam just i want to ask why i see some comments relate between this behavior and Islamic culture let me tell u something this man doesn't honor me not for this situation only but also he drink these behaviors form your "west Morality" and he didn't ever act Islam. for your information he was a Jew then he became a Muslim to marry from Muslim actress then divorce her and go to Europe for acting and he became someone without religion. sorry you are very fast in comments to attack on Islam without reading and research about Islamic culture we don't blame you but we blame the "west media" that change the European and Americans to be stupid people.

987 days ago
162.

carlotta    

He has a history of this. In addition to what was mentioned, he also beat up a fellow actor while filming the movie One Knight With the King. The guy had a swollen eye through half of the film.

987 days ago
163.

lisa    

Jesus thi*****red of muslims is getting really old. Get over it people. Stop falling for every stereotype the media feeds you.

987 days ago
164.

kim    

i could give a f.ck who this old f.ck is i would have slapped the c..k sucker back old and nasty pri.k.

987 days ago
165.

yessir    

WOW This man has issues. She wasn't even an aggressive fan. She was just standing there when he slapped her. This guy needs a serious chill pill or else he's gonna slap the wrong person one day and get hurt.

987 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web