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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Remembering Omar Sharif 1932 - 2015

Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, who died Friday at age 83, received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his first English-language film role in the 1962 epic drama, Lawrence of Arabia. He also won three Golden Globe Awards for Lawrence of Arabia (Best Supporting Actor), 1965's Doctor Zhivago (Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama) and Most Promising Newcomer - Male in 1963 (which he shared with Terence Stamp, Keir Dullea and Peter O'Toole).

Other film credits include Funny Girl (1968), The Tamarind Seed (1974), Juggernaut (1974), Funny Lady (1975), Bloodline (1979), The Baltimore Bullet (1980), Oh! Heavenly Dog (1980), Green Ice (1981) and Top Secret! (1984). He also appeared in many television movies and miniseries, including The Far Pavilions (1984), Memories of Midnight (1991) and Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (1992).

Below you can watch Omar Sharif in Funny Girl (with Barbra Streisand), Doctor Zhivago, The Tamarind Seed and The Baltimore Bullet.


joel65913 said...

While I'd never say he was one of my favorite actors he was certainly a distinctive one in the Hollywood firmament. I know its probably sacrilege to say but I think he was more attractive without the moustache. I hate Lawrence of Arabia but he was wonderful in Dr. Zhivago but for me he'll always be Nicky Arnstein, Nicky Arnstein what a beautiful beautiful name.

So sad, the recent spate of passings of so many talented people, Omar, Patrick Macnee, Amanda Petersen, Laura Antonelli, Christopher Lee and now Roger Rees too. They will be missed

Marc Harshbarger said...

Thanks for the comment, Joel - and I agree with you about his moustache.