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Omar Sharif

Slaps Woman

at Qatar Film Festival [VIDEO]

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

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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Move along people. Nuthin to see here.

1100 days ago


She didn't flinch because she knows the culture there. Sad to say, but the middle eastern countries will NEVER change how they view their women. They are the men,they rule,PERIOD!!!! {small brains). This will not go over well for him in the USA....I wonder how he's going to talk his way out of it...hummm

1100 days ago


What an Ass!!

1100 days ago


What's up TMZ. This tape should be edited. He is not lashing out in arabic to begin with. He calls her a "f-ing b-i-t-c-h". Even with the accent you can understand it. Just because he's speaking with an accent doesn't mean he didn't say it.

1100 days ago

D Chas    

What a jerk.

1100 days ago


bitch bettah recognize yo! LMAO!!

1100 days ago


Yella yella yella, phlegm, phlegm, yella.

1100 days ago


♪♪ Sharif don't like it ♪♪

1100 days ago


I dont think he slapped her face. If you watch, she had her hands visible and It looks like she was trying to touch him or something like that and he slapped her hand. Her hair moved, but her head didnt when she slapped whatever it was he slapped.

1100 days ago

Tony Quinn    

That's one hell of a slapper LoL

1100 days ago


I really would not want to beat a 79 year old man, but if one was to slap me for no apparent reason that is probably what would happen.

1100 days ago


Those peace lovin' Muslims.

1100 days ago

steeler fan    

get out of the picture you dumb broad can't you see he's posing for pic? lol

1100 days ago


I am an Egyptian and this is not a "classic Arab culture" for whoever idiot who said so! she didn't say anything wrong, she was just asking for a photo with him and he got all mad. She should have slapped him in the face and called for security. Stupid old man!

1100 days ago


Omar has lost his good looks along with his chivalry, if he ever had any of the latter. Such is often the plight of the rich and famous. I miss Gregory Peck, Glenn Ford, Sidney Poitier, Henry Fonda and the boys. They would probably take Omar to task for his behavior.

1100 days ago
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