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Omar Sherif: A Closer Take on His Legendary Life

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Today marks the legendary, Omar Sharif 86th birthday; Google honored the departed Egyptian actor by changing its logo with a special designed doodle all around the world. We captured the Lawrence of Arabia’s legendary life in 5 shots:

The beginning:

Omar Sherif, who was known for Middle Eastern handsomeness, was born in April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt.  At school, he learnt French, English and started to become an actor. Michel Shalhoub, that’s his given name at birth, started by participating in the school’s theater.

The love of his life: Faten or Cinema?

He realized he wanted to be an actor in 1954. Omar acted along with Faten Hamama  in “Seraa Fil-Wadi”. The couple starred in several movies together, and eventually got married in 1955. Their marriage lasted for almost 20 years and they had one son (Tarek) .

    

The Rise to Fame:           

Omar rose to stardom quickly.  Before garnering international acclaim, he had already starred in more than 20 films in Egypt. Over decades, Omar played a variety of characters. We will always remember him as a rebellious patriot in “Fi Baytena Ragol” 1961, a genuine Arab freedom fighter in “Lawrence of Arabia “1962, a Russian revolutionary poet in “Doctor Zhivago” 1965, and a handsome gambler in “FunngGirl” 1986.

Awards:

The Golden Globe Award winner continued to appear on screen and on television till the 21st century.  In 2003, he received the Cesar Award for Best Actor for his leading role in “Monsieur Ibrahim”, A French movie depicting the story of a Muslim Turkish merchant who becomes a father figure for a Jewish boy.

Playing Cards:

Besides acting, playing cards was Sherif’s other love. Not only he was an international bridge player, he also released books, videos and video games on the subject.

 

Norhan Emad TV Presnter at ALGhad TV channel & Content creator at What's up cairo.

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