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  • Omar Sharif

    Born on April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt

awards & nominations

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Omar Sharif as "Dr. Yuri Zhivago"

During the Russian Revolution, Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif), is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father's suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar (Julie Christie), who has been having an affair with her mother's lover, Victor Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin, Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin). But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites.

Golden Globe (1965) Won Best Actor

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Omar Sharif as "Sherif Ali ibn el Kharish"

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.

Academy Award (1962) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1962) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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