Omar Sharif

Omar Sharif

Highest Rated: 100% Rock the Casbah (2013)

Lowest Rated: 0% Inchon! (1981)

Birthday: Apr 10, 1932

Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

One of the rare Middle Eastern actors to achieve stardom in both the Hollywood and international markets, Omar Sharif was a powerful presence in some of the biggest films of the 1960s - both in terms of scope and success - including "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962) and "Doctor Zhivago." A leading man in his native Egypt, he was cast as the fiercely loyal friend to Peter O'Toole's Lawrence in the David Lean epic, and rose to immediate fame around the globe; subsequent film efforts followed closely in the sweep and theme of "Lawrence," including Lean's "Zhivago" (1965), which cast him in his first English-language lead, "The Fall of the Roman Empire" (1964), and the musical "Funny Girl" (1968). Sharif's time at the top of the box office was short-lived. By the mid 1970s, he was relegated to European productions and sudsy American product like "Bloodline" (1979), but he continued to work, largely in television, for the next two decades before reaching a career high point with his award-winning turn in "Monsieur Ibrahim" (2003). Even in his seventh decade, Sharif commanded a degree of class, Old World charm and romanticism that eluded actors with twice his popularity and half his age, which assured him a place in the pantheon of movie history as one of its most memorable leading men. Omar Sharif died of a heart attack in Cairo on July 10, 2015. He was 83.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham Grandfather (Character) - 2015
100% 45% Rock the Casbah Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Forgot to Tell You Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 83% Hassan wa Morcus Hassan / Morcus (Character) - 2008
9% 37% 10,000 B.C. Narrator $94.8M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crown Prince Hans Canon (Character) - 2006
19% 78% One Night With the King Prince Memucan (Character) $13.4M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire at My Heart Principe Nicola (Character) - 2006
46% 64% Hidalgo The Sheik (Character) $67.3M 2004
85% 86% Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran Ibrahim (Character) $2.8M 2003
57% 63% The Parole Officer Victor (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 85% Shaka Zulu: The Citadel The King (Character) - 2001
33% 65% The 13th Warrior Melchisidek (Character) $32.7M 1999
75% 60% Mysteries of Egypt Grandfather (Character) $40.6M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heaven Before I Die Khalil Gibran (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 47% Catherine the Great Razumovsky (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt Narrator - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lie Down With Lions Safar Khan (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tengoku no Taizai Tsai Mang Hua (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 16% Beyond Justice Emir Beni-Zair (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 80% Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris Marquis Hippolite (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 86% Mother Hagop (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Memories of Midnight Constantin Demiris (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 36% The Rainbow Thief Dima (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Puppeteer Mohamed Gad El Kareem (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keys to Freedom Jonathan (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise Calling Alex (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Possessed Le professeur StiƩpane Verkhovenski (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grand Larceny Rashid Saud (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 67% Harem Sultan Hassan (Character) - 1986
77% 80% Top Secret! Agent Cedric (Character) - 1984
0% 7% Inchon! Indian Brigadier (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 47% Green Ice Meno Argenti (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 44% Oh, Heavenly Dog! Bart (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 50% Baltimore Bullet The Deacon (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet S.H.E. Baron Cesare Magnasco (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pleasure Palace Louie Lefevre (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 26% Ashanti Prince Hassan (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime and Passion Andre Ferren (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Ace Up My Sleeve Andre Ferren (Character) - 1975
33% 55% Funny Lady Nicky Arnstein (Character) - 1975
83% 56% Juggernaut Capt. Alex Brunel (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 77% The Tamarind Seed Feodor Sverdlov (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mysterious Island of Captain Nemo Captain Nemo (Character) - 1973
30% 59% The Horsemen Uraz (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 47% The Burglars Abel Zacharia (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 78% The Last Valley Vogel (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 76% The Appointment Federico Fendi (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 19% Che! Che Guevara (Character) - 1969
20% 70% Mackenna's Gold Colorado (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 41% Mayerling Archduke Rudolf (Character) - 1968
93% 85% Funny Girl Nick Arnstein (Character) $223.3K 1968
50% 70% The Night of the Generals Maj. Grau (Character) - 1967
43% 57% More Than a Miracle Prince Rodrigo Fernandez (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marco the Magnificent Sheik Alla Hou (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 44% The Poppy Is Also a Flower Dr. Rad (Character) - 1966
84% 88% Doctor Zhivago Dr. Yuri Zhivago (Character) $87.1K 1965
No Score Yet 38% Genghis Khan Temujin-Genghis Khan (Character) - 1965
90% 72% Behold a Pale Horse Francisco (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revolt of the Mamalukes Unknown (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 59% The Yellow Rolls-Royce Davich (Character) - 1964
100% 69% The Fall of the Roman Empire Sohamus (Character) - 1964
97% 93% Lawrence of Arabia Sherif Ali ibn el Kharish (Character) $6M 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agony of Love Unknown (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beginning and the End Unknown (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eshaet Hob Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saidat Alqasr Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goha Goha (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desert Detour Mokrir (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Waters Ragab (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Beautiful Days Unknown (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seraa Fi Elwady Unknown (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Struggle in the Valley Ahmed (Character) - 1954

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Templar Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ten Commandments Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moesha Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gulliver's Travels Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peter the Great Prince Feodor Romodanovsky (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Far Pavilions Unknown (Character) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaka Zulu: The Citadel The King (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1965

QUOTES FROM Omar Sharif CHARACTERS

Narrator says: The white rain is not a friend to the hunter.

Ibrahim says: To find out if a country is rich or poor, look at the bins. If there are bins and no rubbish, it's rich. If there's rubbish by the bins, it's neither rich nor poor... it's touristy. And if there's rubbish but no bins, then it's poor.

Ibrahim says: They spin around their hearts because God is there.

Ibrahim says: Slowness is the key of happiness.