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Encyclopedia > Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif
Born Michel Demitri Chalhoub
April 10, 1932 (1932-04-10) (age 76)
Flag of Egypt Alexandria, Egypt
Spouse(s) Faten Hamama (1954-1974)

Omar Sharif (Arabic: عمر الشريف‎; born Michel Demitri Chalhoub, April 10, 1932) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning Egyptian actor who has starred in many Hollywood films. He has acted in Arabic, French, and English feature films. Sharif is most famous for his roles in Doctor Zhivago, Funny Girl and Lawrence of Arabia. Not to be confused with Omar Sharif. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... Antiquity and modernity stand cheek-by-jowl in Egypts chief Mediterranean seaport For other uses, see Alexandria (disambiguation). ... (Arabic: , transliteration: , IPA: ) (born 27 May 1931) is an Egyptian producer and an acclaimed actress of film, television, and theatre. ... The César Award is the national film award of France first given out in 1975. ... Winners of the César Award in French film for best actor: 1976 : Philippe Noiret - (Le Vieux Fusil) 1977 : Michel Galabru - (Le Juge et lassassin) 1978 : Jean Rochefort - (Le Crabe-Tambour) 1979 : Michel Serrault - (La Cage aux folles) 1980 : Claude Brasseur - (La Guerre des polices) 1981 : Gérard Depardieu... Monsieur Ibrahim (full title: Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran) is a 2003 French movie starring Omar Sharif and directed by François Dupeyron. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ... Lawrence of Arabia is an award-winning 1962 film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture - Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... Doctor Zhivago (Russian: Доктор Живаго) is a 1965 film directed by David Lean and loosely based on the famous novel of the same name by Boris Pasternak. ... The Golden Lion (it: Leone dOro) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Biennale Venice Film Festival. ... Arabic redirects here. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... ... Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Doctor Zhivago (Russian: Доктор Живаго) is a 1965 film directed by David Lean and loosely based on the famous novel of the same name by Boris Pasternak. ... Funny Girl is a film based on the stage musical of the same name. ... Lawrence of Arabia is an award-winning 1962 film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Sharif was born Michel Demitri Chalhoub in Alexandria, Egypt, the son of Claire (née Saada) and Joseph Chalhoub, a timber merchant.[1] The family was Roman Catholic and of Lebanese extraction.[2] Sharif graduated from Alexandria's Victoria College, then from Cairo University with a mathematics and physics major. Afterwards, he worked with his father in the lumber business. This article is about the city in Egypt. ... Née redirects here. ... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction or wood... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Victoria College, Alexandria, was founded in 1902 under the impetus of the recently ennobled Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer of the Barings Bank, that was heavily invested in Egyptian stability. ... Cairo University, the biggest in Africa Cairo University (formerly Fouad the First University) is an institute of higher education located in Giza, Egypt. ... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill roni Lumber or timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use — from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use — as structural material for...


Career

In 1953, Sharif began his acting career with a role in the Egyptian film, Sira` Fi al-Wadi, (English, The Blazing Sun or Struggle in the Valley or Fight in the Valley). Numerous Egyptian productions followed. He starred with his ex-wife, Faten Hamama, in several movies as romantic leads. Others include Ayyamna el helwa (Our Best Days, 1955), La anam (I Don't Sleep, 1958), Sayedat el kasr (Lady of the Castle, 1959) and the Anna Karenina-adaptation Nahr el hub (The River of Love 1961). Sira` Fi al-Wadi (Arabic: ‎, English: or The Blazing Sun) is a 1954 Egyptian romance/drama film directed by the acclaimed Egyptian film director Youssef Chahine. ... (Arabic: , transliteration: , IPA: ) (born 27 May 1931) is an Egyptian producer and an acclaimed actress of film, television, and theatre. ... This article refers to the novel by Tolstoy. ...


Sharif's first English language film was Lawrence of Arabia in 1962 where he played the role of Sherif Ali. This performance earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture, Most Promising Newcomer award and worldwide fame as the world's leading Franco Arabic actor. Sharif also played the title role in the 1965 film Doctor Zhivago by David Lean. His decision to star in William Wyler's Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand reportedly angered Egypt's government. After a period in which he made headlines more for being a professional bridge player than an actor, he made a comeback in 2003 with the film adaptation of the novel Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Lawrence of Arabia is an award-winning 1962 film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. ... Best Supporting Actor or Best Supporting Actress is an accolade given by a group of film or theatre professionals in recognition of the work of supporting and character actors. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ... Doctor Zhivago (Russian: Доктор Живаго) is a 1965 film directed by David Lean and loosely based on the famous novel of the same name by Boris Pasternak. ... Sir David Lean KBE (March 25, 1908 – April 16, 1991) was an Academy Award-winning English film director and producer, best remembered for big-screen epics such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Doctor Zhivago and A Passage to India. ... William Wyler (July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) was a prolific, Oscar-winning motion picture director. ... Original cast album Funny Girl is a semi-biographical musical based on the life and career of Broadway and film star and comedienne Fanny Brice and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nicky Arnstein. ... Barbra Streisand (pronounced STRY-sand; born April 24, 1942) is an American two time Academy Award-winning singer, film and theatre actress. ... A headline is text at the top of a newspaper article, indicating the nature of the article below it. ... Contract bridge, more usually known as Bridge, is a trick_taking card game for four players who form two partnerships, or sides. The partners on each side sit opposite one another. ... Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (2003) is a movie directed by François Dupeyron. ...


In November 2005, he was honored with a medal by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in recognition of his significant contributions to world film and cultural diversity. The medal—which is handed out very infrequently—is named after Russian director Sergei Eisenstein and can only be given out a total of 25 times by Russia's Mosfilm. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн) (January 23, 1898 – February 11, 1948) was a revolutionary Soviet Russian film director and film theorist noted in particular for his silent films Strike, Battleship Potemkin and Oktober. ... Mosfilm logo was the Statue of the Worker and Kolkhoznitsa at VDNKh Mosfilm film studio (in Cyrillic, Мосфи́льм) is often described as the largest and oldest in Russia and in Europe. ...


Sharif is to once more team with his co-star from Lawrence of Arabia, Peter O'Toole, in Gilgamesh by Stonelock Pictures.{{Fact|date=January 2008}Variety} This epic, about the ancient land now called Iraq and its rulers, also stars some of Europe and Egypt's leading actors.


Personal life

Sharif converted to Islam to marry renowned Egyptian actress Faten Hamama in 1955 and took the name Omar al-Sharif. The marriage lasted almost 20 years and ended in 1974, producing one child Tarek Sharif (b. 1957), who appeared in Doctor Zhivago as Yuri at the age of 8. Rumours that Sharif would have married actress Sohair Ramzi in 1977, have turned out to be untrue. For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... (Arabic: , transliteration: , IPA: ) (born 27 May 1931) is an Egyptian producer and an acclaimed actress of film, television, and theatre. ... Doctor Zhivago (Russian: Доктор Живаго) is a 1965 film directed by David Lean and loosely based on the famous novel of the same name by Boris Pasternak. ...


Sharif is fluent in Arabic, English, Greek, and French. He also speaks some Italian and Turkish.[3] Arabic redirects here. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Sharif became very close friends with Peter O'Toole during the making of Lawrence of Arabia. They have appeared in several other films together and remain intimate friends. Peter Seamus OToole (born August 2, 1932, uncertain but presumed correct date[1]) is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ...


Sharif underwent a triple bypass surgery in 1992, and suffered a mild heart attack in 1994. Until his bypass, Sharif smoked 50 cigarettes a day; after the surgery, he quit easily.


On August 5, 2003, he received a one-month suspended prison sentence for striking a police officer in a suburban Parisian casino in July. He was also fined $1700 and ordered to pay the officer $340 in damages. (He had insulted and then head-butted the Pontoise policeman, who tried to intervene in an argument between the actor and a roulette croupier.)[citation needed] On February 13, 2007 Sharif was "found guilty of assaulting a Beverly Hills parking lot attendant and breaking his nose".[4] is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pontoise is a suburban commune of the Val-dOise département, in suburban Paris in France. ... Roulette is a casino and gambling game named after the French word meaning small wheel. In the game a croupier spins a wheel in one direction, then spins a ball in the opposite direction around a tilted circular surface running around the circumference of the wheel. ... For the 1998 Clive Owen film, see Croupier (film). ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Gambling

Sharif, once among the world's best known contract bridge players, co-wrote a syndicated newspaper bridge column for the Chicago Tribune[5] for several years. He is also both author and co-author of several books on bridge and has licensed his name to a bridge computer game; initially released in a DOS version in 1992, Omar Sharif Bridge is still sold in Windows and "mobile platform" versions.[6] For a number of years his partner at international tournaments was American football coach Tommy Prothro. Contract bridge, usually known simply as bridge, is a trick-taking card game of skill and chance (the relative proportions depend on the variant played). ... Print Syndication is a form of syndication in which news articles, columns, or comic strips are made available to newspapers and magazines. ... // The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Tommy Prothro (July 20, 1920 - May 14, 1995) was a former football coach at both the collegiate and professional levels for more than 30 years. ...


Sharif has also been a regular in casinos in France, where he once assaulted a casino employee after losing thousands of dollars on a single roulette bet.[7] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Roulette is a casino and gambling game named after the French word meaning small wheel. In the game a croupier spins a wheel in one direction, then spins a ball in the opposite direction around a tilted circular surface running around the circumference of the wheel. ...


In 2006 Sharif declared both pastimes as ended when he was asked if he still played bridge: "I've stopped altogether. I decided I didn't want to be a slave to any passion any more except for my work. I had too many passions, bridge, horses, gambling. I want to live a different kind of life, be with my family more because I didn't give them enough time."[8]


Filmography

Awards
Preceded by
George Chakiris
for West Side Story
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1963
for Lawrence of Arabia
Succeeded by
John Huston
for The Cardinal

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Mackennas Gold is a 1969 western film directed by J. Lee Thompson, starring Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif and Camilla Sparv. ... Funny Girl is a film based on the stage musical of the same name. ... Mayerling is a romantic tragedy based on the true-life affair of the Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) and his mistress, the Baroness Maria Vetsera (Catherine Deneuve), and their untimely demise at Mayerling, the Austrian Imperial familys hunting lodge. ... The Night of the Generals The Night of the Generals is a 1967 World War II film adapted from the novel of the same name by Hans Helmut Kirst. ... Doctor Zhivago (Russian: Доктор Живаго) is a 1965 film directed by David Lean and loosely based on the famous novel of the same name by Boris Pasternak. ... Cinema poster for The Yellow Rolls Royce The Yellow Rolls-Royce is a 1964 MGM drama film. ... Genghis Khan is among the most famous film versions depicting the life and conquests of the Mongol emperor Genghis Khan. ... 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Sayyidat al-Qasr (Arabic: ‎, English: ) is a 1958 Egyptian romance film starring Faten Hamama and Omar Sharif. ... (Arabic: ‎, English: ) is a 1957 Egyptian melodrama film. ... Ard al-Salam (Arabic: ‎, English: ) is a 1957 Egyptian war/drama film directed by the Egyptian film director Kamal El Sheikh. ... Ayyamna al-Holwa (Arabic: ‎, English: or Our Beautiful Days) is a 1955 Egyptian romance/musical film directed and co-written by the Egyptian film director and writer Helmy Halim. ... Sira` Fi al-Wadi (Arabic: ‎, English: or The Blazing Sun) is a 1954 Egyptian romance/drama film directed by the acclaimed Egyptian film director Youssef Chahine. ... George Chakiris (born September 16, 1934 in Norwood, Ohio) is a Greek-American dancer and film actor. ... West Side Story is a 1961 film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ... Lawrence of Arabia is an award-winning 1962 film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. ... John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director and actor. ... The Cardinal is a 1963 film which was produced independently and directed by Otto Preminger, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. ...

References

  1. ^ Omar Sharif Biography (1932-)
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001725/bio
  3. ^ http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,,00.html "Q&A With Omar Sharif" (December 8, 2003). Rebecca Winters, [[Time (magazine)|]].
  4. ^ Omar Sharif guilty of punch attack
  5. ^ Change of Subject - Observations, reports, tips, referrals and tirades | Chicago Tribune | Blog
  6. ^ http://www.thetradingcentre.co.uk/products.asp?category=Omar+Sharif+Bridge
  7. ^ "Omar Sharif sued for assault". (November 6, 2005). New Sunday Times, p. 29.
  8. ^ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

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External links

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Omar Sharif - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (525 words)
Omar Sharif (Arabic: عمر الشريف; born April 10, 1932, in Alexandria, Egypt, to Joseph and Claire Shalhoub as Michel Demitri Shalhoub), also known as Omar El-Sherif, is an Egyptian-born actor (of Lebanese and Syrian origin) who has starred in many Hollywood films.
Omar Sharif is fluent in English, Arabic, Greek, and French.
Sharif is also a regular in casinos in France, where he once assaulted a casino employee after losing thousands of dollars on a single roulette bet.
Actor Omar Sharif accused in racial spat with parking attendant - CourtTV.com - People (959 words)
Omar Sharif, seen here in 2003, is accused of punching a parking attendant after a night of drinking.
Sharif spent approximately $500 on the dinner, during which he is believed to have consumed significant quantities of alcohol," the suit says.
Sharif, who was nominated for a 1963 Oscar for his supporting role in "Lawrence of Arabia" and is scheduled to appear in an upcoming miniseries entitled "The Ten Commandments," is no stranger to public displays of temper.
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