Omar Sharif

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Omar Sharif, the Franco-Arabic 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. Of Lebanese and Syrian extraction, the young Michel was raised a Roman Catholic. He was educated at Victoria College in Alexandria and took a degree in mathematics and physics from Cairo University with a major. Afterward graduating from university, he entered the family lumber business. Before making his English-language film debut with "Lawrence of Arabia", for which he earned him a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination and international fame, Sharif became a star in Egyptian cinema. His first movie was the Egyptian film Siraa Fil-Wadi (1954) ("The Blazing Sun") in 1953, opposite the renowned Egyptian actress Faten Hamama whom he married in 1955. He converted to Islam to marry Hamama and took the name Omar al-Sharif. The couple had one child (Tarek Sharif, who was born in 1957 and portrayed the young Zhivago in the eponymous picture) and divorced in 1974. Sharif never remarried. Beginning in the 1960s, Sharif earned a reputation as one of the world's best known contract bridge players. In the 1970s and '80s, he co-wrote a syndicated newspaper bridge column for the Chicago Tribune. Sharif also wrote several books on bridge and has licensed his name to a bridge computer game, "Omar Sharif Bridge", which has been marketed since 1992. Sharif told the press in 2006 that he no longer played bridge, explaining, "I decided I didn't want to be a slave to any passion any more except for my work. I had too many passions, bridge, horses, gambling. I want to live a different kind of life, be with my family more because I didn't give them enough time." As an actor, Sharif had made a comeback in 2003 playing the title role of an elderly Muslim shopkeeper in the French film Monsieur Ibrahim (2003). For his performance, he won the Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival and the Best Actor César, France's equivalent of the Oscar, from the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma.

Most Popular Omar Sharif Trailers

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The 13th Warrior Trailer (1999)

13 August 1999

In AD 922, Arab courtier, Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric North to combat a terror that slaughters Vikings and devours their flesh.

Lawrence of Arabia Trailer (1962)

10 December 1962

The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.

10,000 BC Trailer (2008)

22 February 2008

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.

Doctor Zhivago Trailer (1965)

22 December 1965

Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again Trailer (1976)

15 December 1976

Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.

Hidalgo Trailer (2004)

05 March 2004

Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world.

Top Secret! Trailer (1984)

08 June 1984

Popular and dashing American singer Nick Rivers travels to East Germany to perform in a music festival.

Funny Girl Trailer (1968)

19 September 1968

The life of comedienne Fanny Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from her first husband, Nick Arnstein.

The Fall of the Roman Empire Trailer (1964)

24 March 1964

Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.

Mackenna's Gold Trailer (1969)

18 March 1969

The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way.

The Night of the Generals Trailer (1967)

29 January 1967

An unusual World War II crime thriller about a Nazi investigation into the murder of a prostitute. Mr

Monsieur Ibrahim Trailer (2003)

03 December 2003

Monsieur Ibrahim is a story about a young Jewish boy in Paris who meets an old Muslim Turkish grocery store owner.

Juggernaut Trailer (1974)

25 September 1974

A bomber has planted 7 bombs on a transatlantic cruise ship. While a crack bomb squad team try to defuse the bombs the police attempt to track down the mad bomber.

Genghis Khan Trailer (1965)

23 June 1965

This is the story of the shy Mongol boy Temujin who,during the 13th century, becomes the fearless Mongol leader Genghis Khan that unites all Mongol tribes and conquers India,China,Persia,Korea and parts of Rusia,Europe and Middle-East.

Marco the Magnificent Trailer (1965)

06 August 1965

Young Marco Polo travels to China to help Kublai Khan fight against rebels, headed by his own son, with a new invention: gunpowder.

The Parole Officer Trailer (2001)

10 August 2001

A hapless parole officer is framed for murder by a crooked police chief. To prove his innocence he must entice his former clients away from the law abiding lives they are now living to recover the evidence that will save him.

One Night with the King Trailer (2006)

13 October 2006

This amazing biblical drama chronicles the brave and historic legend of Hadassah, a Jewish orphan with exceptional beauty who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide.

Bloodline Trailer (1979)

01 January 1979

When her father is murdered, a cosmetics heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set.

Mayerling Trailer (1968)

01 January 1968

Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country.

The Burglars Trailer (1971)

31 October 1971

In Athens a collection of emeralds is successfully stolen by a team of robbers, led by safe-cracker Azad.

The Last Valley Trailer (1971)

28 January 1971

People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years' War try to exist in peace with a group of soldiers occupying the valley.

The Rainbow Thief Trailer (1990)

01 September 1990

A petty crook, in search of the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, hopes to cash in by befriending the heir to a huge fortune.

Behold a Pale Horse Trailer (1964)

14 August 1964

Manuel Artiguez, a famous bandit during the Spanish civil war, has lived in French exile for 20 years.

The Yellow Rolls-Royce Trailer (1964)

31 December 1964

A classic car changes the lives of three sets of owners.

Funny Lady Trailer (1975)

15 March 1975

1930s in New York – The famous singer Fanny Brice has divorced her first husband Nicky Arnstein. During the depression she has trouble finding work as an artist but meets Billy Rose, a newcomer who writes lyrics and owns his own nightclub.

Ashanti Trailer (1979)

09 March 1979

Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.

Mother Trailer (1991)

27 November 1991

Henri Verneuil was born Achod Malakian of Armenian parentage on October 15, 1920, in Rodosto, Turkey, and his family fled to France and settled in Marseilles when he was a young child.

The Possessed Trailer (1988)

24 February 1988

French-polish movie adaptation of the novel by Dostoievski (also known as Demons), directed by Andrzej Wajda.

St. Peter Trailer (2005)

24 October 2005

Saint Peter, a reluctant but passionate leader, from the crucifixion of Jesus to his own. The film's first half dramatizes the New Testament's "Acts": early fear, the renewal of Pentecost, Saul's conversion, the decision to baptize pagans, and the Apostles' dispersal.

The Horsemen Trailer (1971)

16 August 1971

In the poor, desolate northern provinces of the mountainous feudal Sunni kingdom of Afghanistan (before the Soviet-engineered republican revolutions), the status of the proud men and their clans is determined less by wealth or even military power (both rare) then by victories in the ancient, though game of buskashi, a vicious form of polo dating back to Genghis Khan, in which the chapendaz (participating horsemen) use their horse-whips on both mounts and rivals in a ruthless fight for a heavy 'ball', a dead calf, which must be carried a long way, almost impossible with all the others mercilessly assailing.

Catherine The Great Trailer (1996)

27 April 1996

Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.

Gulliver's Travels Trailer (1996)

04 February 1996

Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally-miniscule rival, Blefiscu, as well as smooth the way for the romance between the Princess and Prince of the opposing lands.

Poppies Are Also Flowers Trailer (1966)

16 October 1966

In an attempt to stem the heroin trade from Iran, a group of narcotics agents working for the UN inject a radioactive compound into a seized shipment of opium, in the hopes that it will lead them to the main heroin distributor in Europe.

Green Ice Trailer (1981)

01 May 1981

He wanted adventure...She craved revenge...Emeralds held the answer.

Mother Trailer (1992)

14 January 1992

This family drama is the sequel to director Henri Verneuil's autobiographical film, Mayrig. It takes place some forty years after the end of the previous film.

Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Trailer (1986)

07 December 1986

Story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov, the only surviving daughter of the Czar and Czarina of Russia.

Oh Heavenly Dog Trailer (1980)

11 July 1980

Browning is a PI with a bad cold, who's sent to investigate a case by a mysterious client. He stumbles across the body of a young woman and is stabbed to death, and when he wakes up in heaven, they tell him he's "marginal material," and they can only decide on his final destination through one last assignment: to go back and solve his own murder.

Crime and Passion Trailer (1976)

06 February 1976

Financier persuades his mistress to marry a rich industrialist for his money, then discovers that he and the new wife are to be murdered by her new husband.

The Crown Prince Trailer (2006)

29 September 2006

A great Empire, once famous for its enlightened traditions, is taken over by a ruthless political establishment.

La traversée du désir Trailer (2009)

16 March 2009

What was your first desire? What did you long for most? Arielle Dombasle put these questions to a wide circle of famous people.

Rock the Casbah Trailer (2013)

11 September 2013

The whole family is reunited when Sofia comes back for his father's funeral. Quickly, inner problems are revealed.

Hasan and Murqus Trailer (2008)

03 July 2008

Beyond Justice Trailer (1992)

02 December 1992

A woman's ex-husband, who is the son of an Arab chieftain, kidnaps their teenage son and brings him back to Morocco, where the boy is to be made the leader of the tribe.

The Beginning and the End Trailer (1961)

02 January 1961

After the death of the father, the family consisting of a mother and two young men and a girl themselves without a breadwinner finds, to begin each of them in the direction to a different path, to err on the older brother (Hassan) to work drug, and graduated (Hussein) East of the Police College, while working (Nafisa) prostitution without the knowledge family, to hide them from the fate of many surprises.

Mysteries of Egypt Trailer (1998)

01 January 1998

Filmed in IMAX, a young girl questions her grandfather about the alleged curse of King Tutankhamen. His response takes us up to the source of the nourishing river Nile, to the Great Pyramids of Giza, to the Valley of the Kings.

Harem Trailer (1986)

09 February 1986

A young British woman is kidnapped by an Arabian sheikh and held captive in his harem. At first she frantically tries to escape, but as they slowly get to know and appreciate each other the difference between captor and captive dissolves.

Sleepless Trailer (1957)

31 October 1957

An adult drama telling the story of the spoiled rich girl Nadia who gets jelous after finding her dad marrying the perfect faithful woman.

Struggle in the Valley Trailer (1954)

01 March 1954

Drama unfolds after a wealthy landlord purposely floods and destroys a village to prevent the villagers from making a profit off their crops; unbeknownst to him, the landlord’s daughter is in love with a dashing young man from the village.

More Than a Miracle Trailer (1967)

19 October 1967

A fairy tale of the misadventures of a beautiful but temperamental Neapolitan peasant, Isabella, when she meets the ill- tempered Spanish Prince Rodrigo Ferrante y Davalos.

The Mysterious Island Trailer (1973)

17 March 1973

1865, The American Civil War: Five POW manage to escape by balloon from Fort Richmond. Caught in a storm and with the balloon damaged they find themselves 'shipwrecked' on a volcanic desert island somewhere in the Pacific.

Heavenly Sin Trailer (1992)

03 October 1992

Elite lawyer Ryoko enlists the help of a foreign mafia in rescuing her son from a criminal who holds grudge against her.

Lie Down with Lions Trailer (1994)

12 June 1994

Les pyramides bleues Trailer (1988)

02 January 1988

Directed by Arielle Dombasle.

Che! Trailer (1969)

27 June 1969

Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba.

The Last Templar Trailer (2009)

01 January 2009

An adaptation of Raymond Khoury's novel about a New York archaeologist researching the lost secrets of the medieval Knights Templar.

Going Public Trailer (2000)

01 January 2000

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Shaka Zulu: The Last Great Warrior Trailer (2005)

03 May 2005

The saga of legendary African warrior Shaka Zulu comes to the screen in this continuation of the timeless tale from original miniseries creator Joshua Sinclair.

J'ai oublié de te dire Trailer (2010)

12 March 2010

Goha Trailer (1958)

08 June 1958

As far as can be determined, Goha was Tunisia's first entry in the Cannes Film Festival. Omar Sharif stars as a naïve young man who is taken for granted by friends and family.

The Tamarind Seed Trailer (1974)

11 July 1974

During a Caribbean holiday, a British civil servant finds herself falling in love with a Russian agent.