Omar Sharif

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Omar Sharif (عمر الشريف ; historically spelt Omar el-Sherief and Omar Cherif; born Michel Dimitri Chalhoub ; 10 April 1932 – 10 July 2015) was an Egyptian film and television actor.wikipedia
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Lawrence of Arabia (film)

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His films included Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Funny Girl (1968).
The film also stars Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains and Arthur Kennedy.

Doctor Zhivago (film)

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His films included Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Funny Girl (1968).
The film stars Omar Sharif in the title role as Yuri Zhivago, a married physician whose life is irreversibly altered by the Russian Revolution and subsequent Civil War, and Julie Christie as his married love interest Lara Antipova.

Funny Girl (film)

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His films included Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Funny Girl (1968).
Produced by Brice's son-in-law, Ray Stark, with music and lyrics by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, the film stars Barbra Streisand (in her film debut reprising her Broadway role) as Brice and Omar Sharif as Arnstein, with a supporting cast featuring Kay Medford, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon, Lee Allen, and Mae Questel.

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He quickly rose to stardom, appearing in Our Beautiful Days (1955), The Lebanese Mission (1956) (a French film), Struggle in the Pier (1956), Sleepless (1957) ("[La Anam]"), Land of Peace (1957), Goha (1958) (a Tunisian film that marked the debut of Claudia Cardinale), Struggle on the Nile (1958), Lady of the Palace (1960), A Beginning and an End (1960), A Rumor of Love (1960), Sayyidat al-Qasr, the Anna Karenina adaptation The River of Love ("Nahr El-Hob") in 1961 and There is a Man in our House (1961).
After making her debut in a minor role with Omar Sharif in Goha (1958), Cardinale became one of the best-known actresses in Italy after roles in films such as Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Girl with a Suitcase (1961), Cartouche (1962),The Leopard (1963), and Fellini's 8½ (1963).

Goha

He quickly rose to stardom, appearing in Our Beautiful Days (1955), The Lebanese Mission (1956) (a French film), Struggle in the Pier (1956), Sleepless (1957) ("[La Anam]"), Land of Peace (1957), Goha (1958) (a Tunisian film that marked the debut of Claudia Cardinale), Struggle on the Nile (1958), Lady of the Palace (1960), A Beginning and an End (1960), A Rumor of Love (1960), Sayyidat al-Qasr, the Anna Karenina adaptation The River of Love ("Nahr El-Hob") in 1961 and There is a Man in our House (1961).
It starred Omar Sharif and it was the cinema debut of Claudia Cardinale.

Behold a Pale Horse (film)

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Sharif was third-billed in Columbia's Behold a Pale Horse (1964), playing a priest in the Spanish Civil War alongside Gregory Peck and Anthony Quinn.
Behold a Pale Horse is a 1964 film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif and Anthony Quinn.

Faten Hamama

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In 1955, Michel changed his name to Omar Sharif and converted to Islam in order to marry fellow Egyptian actress Faten Hamama.
One year later, she married Egyptian film star Omar Sharif.

The Fall of the Roman Empire (film)

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Sharif went on to star in another Hollywood blockbuster, Anthony Mann's The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) where he played the support role of Sohaemus of Armenia.
The film stars Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Christopher Plummer, Mel Ferrer, and Omar Sharif.

Genghis Khan (1965 film)

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Sharif had his first lead role in a Hollywood movie when he was cast in the title part of Genghis Khan (1965).
Genghis Khan is a 1965 adventure film directed by Henry Levin and starring Omar Sharif, depicting the life and conquests of the Mongol emperor Genghis Khan.

Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

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Sharif's performance earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, as well as a shared Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor.

Victoria College, Alexandria

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In his youth, Michel studied at Victoria College, Alexandria, where he showed a talent for languages.
At Victoria College on El Iqbal Street, Former Bulgarian King and Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha attended classes along with schoolmates such as King Hussein of Jordan, Zaid Al Rifai, the Kashoggi brothers (whose father was one of Saudi King Abdulaziz's physicians), Kamal Adham (who ran the Saudi external intelligence directorate under King Faisal), scholar Edward Said, present-day Saudi businessmen Mohammed Al Attas, the Shobokshi brothers and Ghassan Shaker —Internationally famous director Youssef Chahine, and actor Omar Sharif and many Princes from the Libyan Royal family and the Jordanian Royal Family.

Mayerling (1968 film)

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Sharif co-starred with Catherine Deneuve in Mayerling (1968), playing Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria.
Mayerling is a 1968 romantic tragedy film starring Omar Sharif, Catherine Deneuve, James Mason, Ava Gardner, Geneviève Page, James Robertson Justice and Andréa Parisy.

The Blazing Sun (1954 film)

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In 1954, Sharif began his acting career in Egypt with a role in The Blazing Sun.
It starred Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama.

The Night of the Generals

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He, O'Toole and Lawrence producer Sam Spiegel were reunited in The Night of the Generals (1967), playing a German officer in World War Two, his fourth movie for Columbia.
It stars Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence, Joanna Pettet and Philippe Noiret.

The River of Love (film)

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He quickly rose to stardom, appearing in Our Beautiful Days (1955), The Lebanese Mission (1956) (a French film), Struggle in the Pier (1956), Sleepless (1957) ("[La Anam]"), Land of Peace (1957), Goha (1958) (a Tunisian film that marked the debut of Claudia Cardinale), Struggle on the Nile (1958), Lady of the Palace (1960), A Beginning and an End (1960), A Rumor of Love (1960), Sayyidat al-Qasr, the Anna Karenina adaptation The River of Love ("Nahr El-Hob") in 1961 and There is a Man in our House (1961).
The River of Love (نهر الحب, Nahr al-Hob) is a 1960 Egyptian romance film starring Faten Hamama and Omar Sharif.

The Poppy Is Also a Flower

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Sharif followed it with a cameo in The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966).
The film was directed by Terence Young and stars Yul Brynner, Omar Sharif, Eli Wallach, Angie Dickinson, Senta Berger, Stephen Boyd, Trevor Howard, Rita Hayworth and Marcello Mastroianni.

More Than a Miracle

Neither was the Italian-French fairytale More Than a Miracle (1967), despite its co-starring Sophia Loren.
It stars Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif and Dolores del Río.

The Yellow Rolls-Royce

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Sharif was one of many stars in MGM's The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964), playing a Yugoslav wartime patriot; the movie was a hit.
Prompted by the production team's success with The V.I.P.s, the film boasts a similar all-star cast, including Rex Harrison, Ingrid Bergman, Shirley MacLaine, Omar Sharif, George C. Scott, Alain Delon and Jeanne Moreau.

Lady of the Palace (film)

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He quickly rose to stardom, appearing in Our Beautiful Days (1955), The Lebanese Mission (1956) (a French film), Struggle in the Pier (1956), Sleepless (1957) ("[La Anam]"), Land of Peace (1957), Goha (1958) (a Tunisian film that marked the debut of Claudia Cardinale), Struggle on the Nile (1958), Lady of the Palace (1960), A Beginning and an End (1960), A Rumor of Love (1960), Sayyidat al-Qasr, the Anna Karenina adaptation The River of Love ("Nahr El-Hob") in 1961 and There is a Man in our House (1961).
Sayyidat al-Qasr (سيدة القصر, Lady of the Palace) is a 1958 Egyptian romance film starring Faten Hamama and Omar Sharif.

The Appointment

The Appointment (1969) teamed Sharif with Anouk Aimée and director Sidney Lumet but was not a hit.
The Appointment is a 1969 psychological drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Omar Sharif and Anouk Aimée.

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

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For his performance, Sharif won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama.

Che!

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At 20th Century Fox he played Che Guevara in Che! which flopped.
Che! is a 1969 American biographical film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Omar Sharif as Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

The Last Valley (film)

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James Clavell's The Last Valley (1971) was a huge flop, despite co-starring Michael Caine.
A mercenary soldier (Michael Caine) and a teacher (Omar Sharif), each fleeing the religious war in southern Germany, accidentally find the valley, untouched by the war, and there live in peace.

The Horsemen (1971 film)

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The Horsemen (1971), directed by John Frankenheimer and the last movie under his Columbia contract, also performed poorly at the box office.
The Horsemen is a 1971 Eastmancolor in a Panavision film starring Omar Sharif, directed by John Frankenheimer; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo.