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  • Omar Sharif

    Born on April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt

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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

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Todd Gilchrist on May 6th 2010, 5:02PM

May 6th 2010, 5:02PM

Jette's Mom: Dr. Zhivago

Posted by
Jette Kernion on May 11th 2008, 3:02PM

May 11th 2008, 3:02PM

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May 2nd 2008, 10:00AM

News from Slackerwood: Kayaks, Bikers, and Omar Sharif

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Jette Kernion on Apr 28th 2006, 4:00AM

Apr 28th 2006, 4:00AM

Vintage Image of the Day: Crushin' on Omar

Posted by
Jette Kernion on Apr 10th 2006, 10:09AM

Apr 10th 2006, 10:09AM

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