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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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166.

Durp    

Ha she didn't even flinch. Pretty pathetic that she didn't even say anything and all she did was smile like nothing happened.

1036 days ago
167.

POPE    

DANG....I WISH THAT FOO WOULD HAVE DONE THAT 2 ONE OF THE GIRLS FROM THE HOOD SHE WOULD HAVE ****** THAT FOO UP...SERIO LOL

1036 days ago
168.

POPE    

CAN SOME ONE PLEASE INTERPRET THIS IN ENGLISH I WOULD REALLY WANNA KNOW WAT HES SAYING AND WAT SHES RESPONDING!!!

1036 days ago
169.

Ron    

Sick old *******!!

1036 days ago
170.

petra    

That's the differrence between Arabs and Western people.The Arabs respect their parents and older people and listen to them.Thats why there is seldom youth out of control like here.

Petra from Holland

1036 days ago
171.

not so fund about Omar    

What is he thinking off. He is old, not handsome, idiot Arab.

1036 days ago
172.

lucieleusink@hotmail.com    

Son of a bitch!!!!!

1036 days ago
173.

Rita    

Kneus,hij had van mij een flinke dreun terug gekregen !!!!!

1036 days ago
174.

JJ    

what do you tell a woman with two black eyes?
absolutely nothing, you told the biaaaatch twice already!!

1036 days ago
175.

aemish    

That's nothin! Tune into any Arabic channel sometime. All the shows are weepy and cheesy and slapping women is just par for the course. No wonder they have a **** reputation. Maybe it's just cuz they are in fact ****.

1036 days ago
176.

Linda    

It doesn't look like he really slapped her, but then again, the woman was standing with her back towards the camera. She even apologized to him. What a jerk. I would have hit him back. HARD!

1036 days ago
177.

lara    

what an ******* bastard, thats how arabs react! it seems on on woman they eman nothing for them. I would have knocked tha old bastard unconsieus stupid woman still kept smiling. And who the **** is that old man

1036 days ago
178.

Anita    

wat an ass...........

1036 days ago
179.

Tony    

No respect for woman, but this is quiet normal in the Arab world. I would say: through his ass in the brick for a few days!

1036 days ago
180.

Nektarios    

If i was that woman i'd have take the photos of the incident (and also this video) and then go to the nearest police station.

1036 days ago
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