Omar Sharif

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Omar was born under the official name Shalhoub, Michel on April 10th, 1932. He has been a credited actor since the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia.

Omar Sharif is a dependable leading actor. He has starred in four films including the 1971 action film The Horsemen as the character Uraz, the 1969 biography movie Che! playing Che Guevara and the 1968 drama release Mayerling cast as Archduke Rudolf.

Omar has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in ten films including: the 2008 action film 10,000 BC as the character Narrator, the 2006 biography movie One Night with the King playing Prince Memucan and the 2004 action release Hidalgo cast as Sheikh Riyadh.

Omar Sharif has earned salaries up to $400,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1965 drama film Doctor Zhivago, which brought in $112,000,000 at the box office.

Omar has garnered moderate media attention, having been featured on the cover of at least two magazines, captured in more than four pictorials, interviewed in over five publications and featured in four magazine articles.

As an actor Omar Sharif has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on one occasion. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Sherif Ali ibn el Kharish in the 1962 movie Lawrence of Arabia.


" I'd rather be playing bridge than making a bad movie.

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Fluent in English, Arabic, Spanish, Greek and French.
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