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Omar Sharif passed away

Post by HEPZIBAH » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:05 pm

By Staff writer, Al Arabiya News
Friday, 10 July 2015
Omar al-Sharif, an international Egyptian actor, passed away on Friday at the age of 83, Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent reported.

Sharif’s grandson reportedly posted a picture on his Facebook account a while ago with a message of condolence in Arabic.

Famed Egyptian actress Yusra told the local Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper that she spoke to Sharif's son to verify news of his father’s death.

She expressed her sadness over Sharif's demise, saying it was a "big loss."

His films include Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Funny Girl (1968). He has been nominated for an Academy Award and has won three Golden Globe Awards.

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Last Update: Friday, 10 July 2015 KSA 16:48 - GMT 13:48
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Re: Omar Sharif passed away

Post by HEPZIBAH » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:19 pm

Omar Sharif was in many films both in the Arabic and English languages (possibly also French but I'm not sure about that). What was your favourite film that he appeared in? Which, for you, was his best portrayed character?
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Re: Omar Sharif passed away

Post by Mad Dilys » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:43 pm

R.I.P. Omar.

I'll always remember him for Dr Zhivago and Laurence of Arabia - I'm torn between the two as to which was best.
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Re: Omar Sharif passed away

Post by HEPZIBAH » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:47 pm

I remember staying in a house in Luxor a few years back and there was a Omar Sharif film season showing on the TV during that period. Alas, I only ever got to see clips or short pieces of the films. I would have loved to see a film all the way through so that I got chance to pick up more on the story line - there were no subtitles so I really did have to depend on the visual impact.
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Re: Omar Sharif passed away

Post by BENNU » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:02 pm

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Re: Omar Sharif passed away

Post by Who2 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:26 pm

12947 RIP Omar..... :cool:
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Re: Omar Sharif passed away

Post by Scottishtourist » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:21 pm

HEPZIBAH wrote:Omar Sharif was in many films both in the Arabic and English languages (possibly also French but I'm not sure about that). What was your favourite film that he appeared in? Which, for you, was his best portrayed character?
I can't ever remember seeing him in any other film other than Dr Zhivago.
It was one of my mum and dad's favourite films!Along with "The Godfather."

I don't recall much seeing "romantic interludes"between my mum and dad.God,they fought like cat and dog!!

But these were the two great "classics"that they watched together.They both loved the music through them,"Lara's theme",etc.

I think my dad saw in the film a culture he was familiar with..even though he was born in UK of Lithuanian descent.My mum loved the romanticism of being married to someone familiar with that very same culture.

RIP Omar Sharif..you gave me insight into how much my mum and dad loved each other..even though it was not always obvious!

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Re: Omar Sharif passed away

Post by Winged Isis » Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:22 am

Vale Michel Shalhoub/Omar Sharif.

Peter O'Toole, his Lawrence of Arabia co-star thought that studio name was ridiculous, and insisted on calling him Fred. They became great friends.

My favourite was Doctor Zhivago. he could express so much just through his eyes, apart from the rest of his acting skills. He later said it almost drove him to a nervous breakdown, due to daily waxing of his face and hair straitening to disguise his Arab looks.

One of cinema's best moments was in Lawrence of Arabia, arriving on a camel, both dressed all in black, out of the shimmering heat haze, a tiny unidentifiable dot on the horizon in a massive clear blue sky, slowly getting closer. You could really feel the heat, and the suspense as to what was the dot was great.



Much more effective on the huge cinema screen, of course. He said he never understood its success, as it was just actors riding camels from one side of the screen to the other!

I have seen him as an even younger man in a number of Egyptian films, with occasional subtitles provided by my husband, but as with many Egyptian films, generally easily followed. His talent was obvious even then.

He was also a top-level champion bridge player.


PS: Thanks for that trip down memory lane, Bennu. Lovely!
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Re: Omar Sharif passed away

Post by Bombay » Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:43 am

Barbra Streisand made a statement on Omar's death:
"Omar was my first leading man in the movies. He was handsome, sophisticated and charming," Barbra Streisand tells PEOPLE. "He was a proud Egyptian and in some people's eyes, the idea of casting him in Funny Girl was considered controversial. Yet somehow, under the direction of William Wyler, the romantic chemistry between Nicky Arnstein and Fanny Brice transcended stereotypes and prejudice. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Omar, and I'm profoundly sad to hear of his passing."

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Re: Omar Sharif passed away

Post by Dusak » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:42 am

Sad that he's dead, but personally I didn't like his acting although I enjoyed both of his better known films.
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Re: Omar Sharif passed away

Post by Who2 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:28 pm

A rather nice picture... :cool:
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Re: Omar Sharif passed away

Post by Brian Yare » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:14 pm

Wrfc? Sorry, less than ten characters!
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Post by BENNU » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:25 am

"In this 2008 interview, DNE speaks with Egyptian actor Omar Sharif on his career, religion, and his life spent on the road."

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Re: Omar Sharif passed away

Post by Mad Dilys » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:25 am

Lovely, he hit the nail on the head more than once. ;)
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Re: Omar Sharif passed away

Post by Winged Isis » Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:53 am

Indeed, MD. Thanks again Bennu.
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Re: Omar Sharif passed away

Post by Bullet Magnet » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:33 pm

They kept him waiting, which is unusual in these hot countries, but today he was laid to rest.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... Cairo.html

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Re: Omar Sharif passed away

Post by Remus » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:17 pm

(possibly also French but I'm not sure about that)

His last (I think) French film was Monsieur Ibrahim (2003) - rather beautiful ......

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Re: Omar Sharif passed away

Post by Dusak » Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:03 am

Bullet Magnet wrote:They kept him waiting, which is unusual in these hot countries, but today he was laid to rest.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... Cairo.html

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Perhaps there were many shouts of ''encore.''
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Re: Omar Sharif passed away

Post by Brian Yare » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:44 pm

Dusak wrote: Perhaps there were many shouts of ''encore.''
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Re: Omar Sharif passed away

Post by Bullet Magnet » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:57 am

Oh, Happy Birthday Brian.. :br :br :br
I see you share your birthday with Connie Tindale.. :tk Nice.. :cool:
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