Omar Sharif (born Michel Demitri Shalhoub, April 10, 1932) is an Egyptian actor who has starred in Hollywood films including Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and Funny Girl. He has been nominated for an Academy Award and has won two Golden Globe Awards.

Omar Sharif was born Michel Demitri Shalhoub in Egypt into a Melkite Catholic Lebanese family. Sharif graduated from Victoria College, where he was a classmate of Edward W. Said. Sharif later graduated from Cairo University with degrees in both mathematics and physics.


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Omar Sharif Quotes

Making love? It's a communion with a woman. The bed is the holy table. There I find passion—and purification.
Omar Sharif (b. 1932), Egyptian screen actor. quoted in City Limits (London, Dec. 18, 1986).

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