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Omar Sharif

1932 - 2015

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Omar Sharif (Arabic: عمر الشريف Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [ˈʕomɑɾ eʃʃɪˈɾiːf]; born Michel Yusef Dimitri Chalhoub [miˈʃel dɪˈmitɾi ʃælˈhuːb], 10 April 1932 – 10 July 2015) was an Egyptian actor, generally regarded as one of his country's greatest male film stars. He began his career in his native country in the 1950s, but is best known for his appearances in American, British, French, and Italian productions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Omar Sharif has received more than 7,826,792 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Omar Sharif is the 57th most popular actor (down from 55th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Egypt (down from 31st in 2019) and the most popular Egyptian Actor.

Omar Sharif is most famous for his roles in the movies Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago.

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  • 74.60

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  • 76

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  • 7.89

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  • 3.82

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Among actors, Omar Sharif ranks 57 out of 9,996Before him are Ian McKellen, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Taylor, Catherine Deneuve, Dustin Hoffman, and Katharine Hepburn. After him are Greta Garbo, Gérard Depardieu, Brad Pitt, Rowan Atkinson, Clark Gable, and Sharon Tate.

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Among people born in 1932, Omar Sharif ranks 6Before him are Umberto Eco, Jacques Chirac, Luc Montagnier, Debbie Reynolds, and Elizabeth Taylor. After him are Andrei Tarkovsky, François Truffaut, Miloš Forman, Johnny Cash, John Williams, and Cesare Maldini. Among people deceased in 2015, Omar Sharif ranks 5Before him are John Forbes Nash Jr., A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Lee Kuan Yew, and Günter Grass. After him are Demis Roussos, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Christopher Lee, Terry Pratchett, Tomas Tranströmer, Helmut Schmidt, and B.B. King.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Omar Sharif ranks 32 out of 582Before him are Seti I (-1323), Hero of Alexandria (10), Khafra (-2550), Athanasius of Alexandria (295), Miriam (-1400), and Ramesses I (-1300). After him are Ankhesenamun (-1347), Caesarion (-47), Demis Roussos (1946), Menkaure (-2001), Horemheb (-1319), and Cyril of Alexandria (376).

Among ACTORS In Egypt

Among actors born in Egypt, Omar Sharif ranks 1After him are Faten Hamama (1931), Marika Rökk (1913), Soad Hosny (1943), Adel Emam (1940), Shadia (1931), Julian Fellowes (1949), Hind Rostom (1929), Zubaida Tharwat (1940), Georges Guétary (1915), Nadia Gamal (1937), and Amr Waked (1973).

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