April 10, 1932
July 10, 2015
5 ft 10½ in | 179 cm
78 kg | 172 lbs
Omar Sharif was born in Alexandria, Egypt, on April 10, 1932, was an Egyptian actor.
Young Omar Sharif began his professional acting career in Egyptian films in the 1950s.
He made his big screen debut in adventure film Shaytan al-Sahra (1954) in role as Essam.
He got his television debut in crime drama film The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966) in role as Dr. Rad.
Omar's breakthrough performance came as Sherif Ali ibn el Kharish in epic historical drama film Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
He landed his Hollywood debut in adventure movie Genghis Khan (1965) in role as Genghis Khan.
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He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor also won the Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture and New Star of the Year – Actor for his role as Sherif Ali ibn el Kharish in epic historical drama film Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role as Dr. Yuri Andreyevich Zhivago in epic historical romance film Doctor Zhivago (1965).
He won the César Award for Best Actor and was nominated for the Golden Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama for his role as Monsieur Ibrahim in drama film Monsieur Ibrahim (2003).
He won the Bambi Award for Best Actor - International for his role as Prince Rodrigo Fernandez in romance fantasy movie More Than a Miracle (1967).
He played Nicky Arnstein in biographical musical comedy drama movies Funny Girl (1968) and Funny Lady (1975).
Behold a Pale Horse (1964) drama as Francisco
The Night of the Generals (1967) World War II mystery as Major Grau
Mackenna's Gold (1969) Western as John Colorado
The Last Valley (1971) adventure war as Vogel
Juggernaut (1974) crime suspense as Captain Alex Brunel
The Tamarind Seed (1974) romantic thriller drama as Feodor Sverdlov
Oh! Heavenly Dog (1980) fantasy comedy as Malcolm Bart
Top Secret! (1984) action comedy as Agent Cedric
The 13th Warrior (1999) historical action as Melchisideck
Hidalgo (2004) epic biographical Western as Sheikh Riyadh
One Night with the King (2006) religious epic as Prince Memucan
He played Captain Nemo in adventure series The Mysterious Island (1973).
Peter the Great Prince (1986) biographical historical drama miniseries as Feodor Romodanovsky
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986) biographical miniseries as Czar Nicholas II
Gulliver's Travels (1996) Channel 4 and NBC miniseries as The Sorcerer
The Ten Commandments (2006) ABC drama miniseries as Jethro
The Last Templar (2008) drama miniseries as Konstantine
Studied at Victoria College, Alexandria.
Graduated from Cairo University (1963), with a degree in mathematics and physics.
Had Lebanese and Syrian ancestry.
Published autobiography 'L'Éternel Masculin" in 1976.
He was close friend with actor Peter O'Toole.
He won the Jules Verne Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.
Omar died on July 10, 2015, Cairo, Egypt, at the age of 83.
He was married to Faten Hamamah (1955-1974) they had one son, Tarek Sharif.
He dated Karen Black (1975), Alexandra Bastedo (1974), Barbara Bouchet (1969-1970), Barbara Parkins (1968-1969), Alicia Darr (1967), Ingrid Bergman (1964), Diane McBain (1963) and Tuesday Weld (1962).