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The Egyptian Actor Omar Sharif Who Starred In Hollywood Films

Omar Sharif (10 April 1932), Egyptian actor who has performed a number of roles in American cinema and his most famous roles are Doctor Zhivago, vivacious girl and Lawrence of Arabia.

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“Personal information”

Omar Sharif is an Egyptian actor born on 10 April, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt,; his real name was Michel Demetri Shalhoub. He studied and graduated from Victoria College in Alexandria, then he graduated from Cairo University with degrees in Physics and Mathematics. He was a friend to Youssef Chahine “The famous director” who presented Omar in the title role in front of Faten Hamama in the film “Sera’ Fel Wadi”, this movie received a lot of public who made Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama a non-separated couple.

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“His Marriage Life”

He converted to Islam to marry the Egyptian actress Faten Hamama in 1955, they had a son called Tarek in 1957. Omar and Faten separated in 1966 and divorced in 1974 after achieving a great success as a nice couple in their films together. They had a great love story which makes Omar not to fall in love again or remarry, although he was living abroad for years.

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“Awards”

He has won two Golden Globe Awards and he has been nominated for an Academy Award in 1962. He won a Golden Globe Award in 1966 as best actor in film Dr. Zhivago. For the Golden Globe Award Nominations:

  • Best Actor upward in 1963 for the film Lawrence of Arabia won it.
  • ┬áBest Supporting Actor in 1963 for the film Lawrence of Arabia won it.
  • Best dramatic actor in 1965 for the film Doctor Zhivago and won it.

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