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Omar Sharif

Omar Sharif (Arabic: عمر الشريف‎, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [ˈʕomɑɾˤ eʃʃɪˈɾiːf]; born Michael Demitri Shalhoub, [ˈmɑjkel dɪˈmitɾi ʃælˈhuːb]; April 10, 1932) is an Egyptian actor who has starred in Hollywood films, most famously in Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and Funny Girl. He has been nominated for an Academy Award and has won three Golden Globe Awards. Omar Sharif was born Michel Dimitri Shalhoub in Alexandria into a wealthy Lebanese family. Sharif graduated from Alexandria's Victoria College, where he is reported by his schoolmate Edward W. Said to have been sadistic and physically abusive in his capacity as "head boy" at Alexandria's Victoria College. Sharif later graduated from Cairo University with degrees in both mathematics and physics. In 1953, Sharif began his acting career with a role in Sira` Fi al-Wadi.

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Omar Sharif -- Arab Org. Demands Apology for Slapping Woman

Omar Sharif
Arab Org. Demands Apology for Slapping Woman

A leading Arab organization wants to make it clear ... Arabs don't condone the brutalization of women and they want Omar Sharif to apologize for slapping a woman in a fit of anger. 79-year-old… READ MORE >

Omar Sharif Slaps Woman at Qatar Film Festival [VIDEO]

Omar Sharif
Slaps Woman at Qatar Film Festival [VIDEO]

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… READ MORE >

- 905 days ago
Doctor Zhivago: 'Memba Him?!

Doctor Zhivago
'Memba Him?!

Omar Sharif is best known for starring in movies like "Lawrence of Arabia," "Funny Girl" and "Doctor Zhivago." Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

- 1585 days ago

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