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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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91.

boricua4669    

This conduct is part of their culture ! Women are in second place and has to be obedient to the man .... That's why she don't even flinch when he slap her ! Sad, but that's their culture !

1002 days ago
92.

campy    

He never made contact with her face. It was just her hair. Omar's a pimp.

1002 days ago
93.

sara    

what is the matter with you all not all arab like what you imagine them don't believe media

1002 days ago
94.

Lola    

Sadly, the once dashingly handsome actor now looks more like Boris Karloff. Women should be slapping him.

1002 days ago
95.

Fabrizio    

Damn thats some real racism here

saying that this is a typical arab is like seeing a black guy stealing and saying thats a typical black guy

you americans need to get out of your bubble and get more educated. And he didnt smack her thats obvious

1002 days ago
96.

London Vik    

Of course he slapped her. How else is she supposed to learn?

1002 days ago
97.

JP    

You're dealing with Arabs, people. Let's not pay too much attention to it, because they are our President's brothers, and so, we ought to turn the other way when they do things like that, and bow down to their leaders when we visit them. Just make sure that when they attack innocent Israeli citizens, we must rebuke Israel for defending itself.

1002 days ago
98.

kitnplayn    

Stupid woman. Slap me, Omar, and I'll put your face in the pavement.

1002 days ago
99.

UPYOURS    

HUH, she was a redhead? How rude to smack her there, LOL

1002 days ago
100.

en Todo Momento!!    

i mean i don't know anything about the woman, but it seems that so far his track record has been excellent. i mean who WOULDN'T slap a parisian cop, and or a bev hills parking lot attendant? i mean come on, seriously, people. just because current laws disallow people from hitting and or striking others, does not mean that they didn't deserve it, or in fact need to be slapped, hit, punched and or kickt.

1002 days ago
101.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Decrepit old f***tard in a f***tard country full of wannabe machismo f***tards. She should have ripped his toupee off. All she wanted was a pic, & she wasn't even pushing or being obnoxious. If it wasn't for obscure film festivals like this, he couldn't even get arrested. Hope your withered old d*** falls off tonight, f***tard.

1002 days ago
102.

SYLVI212    

I'll be d a m n e d if I would have posed for a pic with that dum azz after he slapped at me like that!

1002 days ago
103.

laura    

If I ever see him in the streets im gonna have my 7 year old kick the **** outta him.

1002 days ago
104.

Marie    

I would have slapped the old man back and break his dentures.

1002 days ago
105.

Jackie    

OMG!!!....And she pose a pic with him?...smh

1002 days ago
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