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Omar Sharif (1932–2015)


Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor best known for playing Sherif Ali in Lawrence d'Arabie (1962) and the title role in Le docteur Jivago (1965), was born Michel Demitri Shalhoub on April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt to Joseph Shalhoub, a lumber merchant, and his wife, Claire (Saada). Of Lebanese and Syrian extraction, the young Michel was raised a ... See full bio »

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(age 83) in Cairo, Egypt

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Known For

Lawrence d'Arabie
Lawrence d'Arabie Sherif Ali
(1962)
Le docteur Jivago
(1965)
Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran
Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran Monsieur Ibrahim Deneji
(2003)
Le 13ème guerrier
Le 13ème guerrier Melchisidek
(1999)

Filmography

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 2013 Rock the Casbah
Moulay Hassan Ben Amor
 2013 Un château en Italie
Omar Sharif
 2009 Al Mosafer
 2009 Le dernier templier (TV Mini-Series)
Konstantine
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Konstantine
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Konstantine
 2008 10 000
Narrator (voice)
 2008 Hassan et Morkos
Hassan / Morcus
 2007 Hanan Wa Haneen (TV Mini-Series)
Raouf
- Episode #1.8 (2007) ... Raouf
- Episode #1.9 (2007) ... Raouf
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... Raouf
- Episode #1.7 (2007) ... Raouf
- Episode #1.6 (2007) ... Raouf
 2006 One Night with the King
Prince Memucan
 2006 Prince Rodolphe: l'héritier de Sissi (TV Movie)
Hans Canon
 2006 Les dix commandements (TV Mini-Series)
Jethro
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Jethro
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Jethro
 2006 Fuoco su di me
Principe Nicola
 2005 San Pietro (TV Movie)
San Pietro
 2005 The Search for Eternal Egypt (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2004 Hidalgo
Sheikh Riyadh
 2003-2004 Les mythes urbains (TV Series)
Le chauffeur de taxi
- Le piège (2004) ... Le chauffeur de taxi
- Une nuit inoubliable (2004) ... Le chauffeur de taxi
- Égaré (2004) ... Le chauffeur de taxi
- À tout prendre (2004) ... Le chauffeur de taxi
- Un bon père de famille (2004) ... Le chauffeur de taxi
 2003 Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran
Monsieur Ibrahim Deneji
 2001 Shaka Zulu: The Citadel (TV Movie)
The Sultan
 2001 The Parole Officer
Victor
 2001 Censor
 2000 Going Public (Video)
 1999 Le 13ème guerrier
Melchisidek
 1998 Mysteries of Egypt (Documentary)
Grandfather
 1997 Heaven Before I Die
Khalil Gibran
 1996 Ça-Va? (Short)
 1996 Catherine the Great (TV Movie)
Razumovsky
 1996 Les voyages de Gulliver (TV Mini-Series)
The Sorcerer
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... The Sorcerer
 1994 L'aigle rouge (TV Movie)
Safar Khan
 1993 Mayrig (TV Mini-Series)
Hagop
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Hagop
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Hagop
 1992 Tous les rêves sont permis (TV Movie)
Marquis Hippolite
 1992 Tengoku no Taizai
Tsai Mang Hua
 1992 Beyond Justice
Emir Beni-Zair
 1992 588 rue Paradis
Hagop
 1991 Mémoire de minuit (TV Movie)
Constantin Demiris
 1991 Mayrig
Hagop
 1991 Le prince du désert (TV Mini-Series)
Emir Beni-Zair
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Emir Beni-Zair
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Emir Beni-Zair
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Emir Beni-Zair
 1990 Viaggio d'amore
Rico
 1990 Aux sources du Nil
Arab Chief in Cairo (uncredited)
 1990 Moi, Antoine de Tounens, roi de Patagonie (TV Mini-Series)
Le Consul d'Aninot
- Episode #1.4 (1990) ... Le Consul d'Aninot
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Le Consul d'Aninot
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Le Consul d'Aninot
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Le Consul d'Aninot
 1989 Quattro piccole donne (TV Series)
 1989 Al-aragoz
Mohamed Gad El Kareem
 1988 Clés pour la liberté
Jonathan
 1988 Les pyramides bleues
Alex
 1988 Les possédés
Stepan
 1987 Grand Larceny (TV Movie)
Rashid Saud
 1986 Anastasia (TV Movie)
Czar Nicholas II
 1986 The Mind of David Berglas (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1986)
 1986 Harem (TV Movie)
Sultan Hassan
 1986 Pierre le Grand (TV Mini-Series)
Prince Feodor Romodanovsky
- Part IV (1986) ... Prince Feodor Romodanovsky
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Prince Feodor Romodanovsky
- Pt II (1986) ... Prince Feodor Romodanovsky
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Prince Feodor Romodanovsky
 1985 Edge of the Wind (TV Movie)
McCorquodale
 1985 Vicious Circle (TV Movie)
Garcin
 1984 Top Secret!
Agent Cedric
 1984 Pavillons lointains (TV Mini-Series)
Koda Dad
- Part Three: Wally and Anjuli (1984) ... Koda Dad
- Part Two: The Journey to Bhithor (1984) ... Koda Dad
- Part One: Return to India (1984) ... Koda Dad
 1983 La Martingale (TV Movie)
Alex Joski
 1983 Ayoub
Abdulhamed Alsukari / Ayoub
 1981 Inchon
Indian Brigadier (uncredited)
 1981 Opération Green Ice
Meno Argenti
 1980 Pleasure Palace (TV Movie)
Louie Lefevre
 1980 Oh Heavenly Dog
Bart
 1980 Revanche à Baltimore
The Deacon
 1980 Nom de code: S.H.E.
Baron Cesare Magnasco
 1979 Liés par le sang
Ivo Palazzi
 1979 Ashanti
Prince Hassan
 1976 Quand la panthère rose s'emmêle
Egyptian Assassin (uncredited)
 1976 Le désir et la corruption
Andre Ferren
 1975 Funny Lady
Nicky Arnstein / Nick Arnstein
 1974 Terreur sur le Britannic
Captain Alex Brunel
 1974 Top Secret
Feodor Sverdlov
 1973 L'île mystérieuse (TV Mini-Series)
Le capitaine Nemo
- Le secret de l'île (1973) ... Le capitaine Nemo
- Le drapeau noir (1973) ... Le capitaine Nemo
- L'abandonné (1973) ... Le capitaine Nemo
- Territoire interdit (1973) ... Le capitaine Nemo
- Les naufragés de l'air (1973) ... Le capitaine Nemo
 1973 L'île mystérieuse
Captain Nemo
 1972 Le droit d'aimer
Pierre
 1971 Le casse
Abel Zacharia
 1971 Les cavaliers
Uraz
 1971 La vallée perdue
Vogel
 1969 Trois hommes sur un cheval
Un turfiste (uncredited)
 1969 Che!
Che Guevara
 1969 Le rendez-vous
Federico Fendi
 1969 L'or de Mackenna
John Colorado
 1968 Mayerling
Archduke Rudolf
 1968 Funny Girl
Nick Arnstein
 1967 La belle et le cavalier
Prince Rodrigo Fernandez
 1967 La nuit des généraux
Major Grau
 1966 Opération Opium
Dr. Rad
 1965 Les Mameluks
 1965 Le docteur Jivago
Yuri
 1965 La fabuleuse aventure de Marco Polo
Sheik Alla Hou, 'The Desert Wind'
 1965 Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan / Temujin-Genghis Khan
 1964 La Rolls-Royce jaune
Davich
 1962 Lawrence d'Arabie
Sherif Ali
 1961 Fi baitina rajul
Ibrahim
 1961 Le fleuve de l'amour
Khalid
 1961 Une rumeur d'amour
Hussain
 1960 Nahna el talamiza
Adel
 1959 Pour une femme
Shokri
 1959 Sayedat el kasr
Adel
 1959 Seraa fil Nil
Muhassab
 1959 Un scandale à Zamalek
Ahmed
 1958 Le rivage des secrets
Mamdoh
 1958 Goha le simple
Goha (as Omar Cherif)
 1957 Terre de paix
Ahmed
 1957 Je ne dors point
Aziz
 1956 Les eaux noires
Ragab
 1956 La châtelaine du Liban
Mokrir (as Omar Cherif)
 1955 Nos plus beaux jours
Ahmed
 1954 Ciel d'enfer
Ahmed
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Other Works:

Audio tour narration for the traveling museum exhibition Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | 6 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Omar Cherif | Omar Shariff

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I had a couple of adventures with women, but not the great love. I had a great love once with my wife (Faten Hamama) that has to be said. See more »

Trivia:

Was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (2012). See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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