Omar Sharif (I) (1932–2015)


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Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor best known for playing Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and the title role in Doctor Zhivago (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 ... See full bio »

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(age 83) in Cairo, Egypt

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Lawrence of Arabia Sherif Ali
(1962)
(1965)
Monsieur Ibrahim Monsieur Ibrahim Deneji
(2003)
The 13th Warrior Melchisidek
(1999)

Filmography

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 2013 Rock the Casbah
Moulay Hassan Ben Amor
 2013 A Castle in Italy
Omar Sharif
 2009 The Last Templar (TV Mini-Series)
Konstantine
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Konstantine
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Konstantine
 2009 I Forgot to Tell You
Jaume
 2009 The Traveller
Hassan
 2008 Hassan wa Morcus
Hassan / Morcus
 2008 10,000 BC
Narrator (voice)
 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 The Crown Prince (TV Movie)
Hans Canon
 2006 The Ten Commandments (TV Mini-Series)
Jethro
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Jethro
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Jethro
 2006 Fire at My Heart
Principe Nicola
 2005 St. Peter (TV Movie)
San Pietro
 2005 The Search for Eternal Egypt (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2003-2004 Urban Myth Chillers (TV Series)
Le chauffeur de taxi
- Une nuit inoubliable/Eine unvergessliche Nacht (2004) ... Le chauffeur de taxi
- Un bon père de famille (2004) ... Le chauffeur de taxi
- Mort ou vif (2004) ... Le chauffeur de taxi
- Mort sans ordonnance (2004) ... Le chauffeur de taxi
- Courageux mais pas téméraire (2004) ... Le chauffeur de taxi
 2004 Hidalgo
Sheikh Riyadh
 2003 Monsieur Ibrahim
Monsieur Ibrahim Deneji
 2001 Shaka Zulu: The Citadel (TV Movie)
The Sultan
 2001 The Parole Officer
Victor
 2001 Censor
 2000 Going Public (Video)
 1999 The 13th Warrior
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 Gulliver's Travels (TV Mini-Series)
The Sorcerer
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... The Sorcerer
 1994 Red Eagle (TV Movie)
Safar Khan
 1993 Mother (TV Mini-Series)
Hagop
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Hagop
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Hagop
 1992 Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (TV Movie)
Marquis Hippolite
 1992 Tengoku no Taizai
Tsai Mang Hua
 1992 Beyond Justice
Emir Beni-Zair
 1992 Mother
Hagop
 1991 Memories of Midnight (TV Movie)
Constantin Demiris
 1991 Mother
Hagop
 1991 Beyond Justice (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 Le 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
 1990 The Rainbow Thief
Dima
 1990 Viaggio d'amore
Rico
 1990 Mountains of the Moon
Arab Chief in Cairo (uncredited)
 1989 Quattro piccole donne (TV Series)
 1989 The Puppeteer
Mohamed Gad El Kareem
 1988 Keys to Freedom
Jonathan
 1988 Les pyramides bleues
Alex
 1988 Les possédés
Stepan
 1987 Grand Larceny (TV Movie)
Rashid Saud
 1986 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (TV Mini-Series)
Czar Nicholas II
- Part II (1986) ... Czar Nicholas II
- Part I (1986) ... Czar Nicholas II
 1986 The Mind of David Berglas (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1986)
 1986 Harem (TV Movie)
Sultan Hassan
 1986 Peter the Great (TV Mini-Series)
Prince Feodor Romodanovsky
- Part IV (1986) ... Prince Feodor Romodanovsky
- Part III (1986) ... Prince Feodor Romodanovsky
- Part II (1986) ... Prince Feodor Romodanovsky
- Part I (1986) ... Prince Feodor Romodanovsky
 1985 Edge of the Wind (TV Movie)
McCorquodale
 1985 Vicious Circle (TV Movie)
Garcin
 1984 Top Secret!
Agent Cedric
 1984 The Far Pavilions (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 Ayoub
Abdulhamed Alsukari / Ayoub
 1983 La Martingale (TV Movie)
Alex Joski
 1981 Green Ice
Meno Argenti
 1981 Inchon
Indian Brigadier (uncredited)
 1980 Pleasure Palace (TV Movie)
Louie Lefevre
 1980 Oh Heavenly Dog
Bart
 1980 The Baltimore Bullet
The Deacon
 1980 S.H.E: Security Hazards Expert
Baron Cesare Magnasco
 1979 Bloodline
Ivo Palazzi
 1979 Ashanti
Prince Hassan
 1976 The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Egyptian Assassin (uncredited)
 1976 Crime and Passion
Andre Ferren
 1975 Funny Lady
Nicky Arnstein / Nick Arnstein
 1974 Juggernaut
Captain Alex Brunel
 1974 The Tamarind Seed
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 The Mysterious Island
Captain Nemo
 1972 Le droit d'aimer
Pierre
 1971 The Burglars
Abel Zacharia
 1971 The Horsemen
Uraz
 1971 The Last Valley
Vogel
 1969 Three Men on a Horse
Un turfiste (uncredited)
 1969 Che!
Che Guevara
 1969 The Appointment
Frederico Fendi
 1969 Mackenna's Gold
John Colorado
 1968 Mayerling
Archduke Rudolf
 1968 Funny Girl
Nick Arnstein
 1967 More Than a Miracle
Prince Rodrigo Fernandez
 1967 The Night of the Generals
Major Grau
 1965 The Mamelukes
 1965 Doctor Zhivago
Yuri
 1965 Marco the Magnificent
Sheik Alla Hou, 'The Desert Wind'
 1965 Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan / Temujin-Genghis Khan
 1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce
Davich
 1964 Behold a Pale Horse
Francisco
 1962 Lawrence of Arabia
Sherif Ali
 1961 My Only Love
 1961 Rumor of Love
Hussain
 1961 The River of Love
Khalid
 1960 Agony of Love
 1959 For the Sake of a Woman
Shokri
 1959 Scandal in Zamalek
Ahmed
 1959 Struggle on the Nile
Muhassab
 1959 We the Students
Adel
 1958 The Fault of My Love
Salah
 1958 Lady of the Castle
Adel
 1958 Goha
Goha (as Omar Cherif)
 1958 Beach of the Secrets
Mamdoh Ezzat
 1957 Land of Peace
Ahmed
 1957 Sleepless
Aziz
 1956 The Lebanese Mission
Mokrir (as Omar Cherif)
 1956 Dark Waters
Ragab
 1955 Our Best Days
Ahmad
 1954 Struggle in the Valley
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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'd rather be playing bridge than making a bad movie. See more »

Trivia:

Underwent triple bypass surgery (1992), and suffered a mild heart attack (1994). Until his bypass, Sharif smoked 100 cigarettes a day; he quit easily after the operation. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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