Omar Sharif

Omar Sharif

Egyptian actor
Omar Sharif was an Egyptian actor, generally regarded as his country's greatest male film star. He began his career in his native country in the 1950s, but is best known for his appearances in British, American, French, and Italian productions.Wikipedia
BornApril 10, 1932
HometownAlexandria, Egypt
Net worth$2 million
Height5'11" (1.80m)
SpouseFaten Hamama (m 1955 - 1974)
PartnerAndréa Ferréol
ChildrenTarek Sharif
ParentsJoseph Chalhoub
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Videos

Youssef Chahine: Films of Alexandria's giant of cinema revisited in Paris

He launched the career of actor Omar Sharif and put iconic French singer Dalida on the silver screen: Youssef Chahine was a major figure in the golden age of Egyptian cinema thanks to his naturalistic, groundbreaking films. Ten years after his death, the Cinémathèque Française is hosting a retrospective of his greatest features alongside an exhibition exploring his universe.
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AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1966Golden GlobeBest ActorDoctor ZhivagoWinner
1963Academy AwardActor in a Supporting RoleLawrence of ArabiaNominated
1963Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureLawrence of ArabiaWinner