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. He 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 8,984,121 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Omar Sharif is the 63rd most popular actor (down from 57th in 2019), the 36th 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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  • 9.0M

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  • 74.14

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  • 78

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  • 7.85

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  • 4.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Omar Sharif ranks 63 out of 13,578Before him are Bruce Willis, Ingrid Bergman, Michael Gambon, Will Smith, Christopher Lee, and Liam Neeson. After him are Greta Garbo, Charles Bronson, Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Kirk Douglas, and Alan Alda.

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Among people born in 1932, Omar Sharif ranks 6Before him are Umberto Eco, Jacques Chirac, Debbie Reynolds, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Elizabeth Taylor. After him are François Truffaut, Miloš Forman, Johnny Cash, John Williams, Abebe Bikila, and Peter O'Toole. Among people deceased in 2015, Omar Sharif ranks 9Before him are Günter Grass, John Forbes Nash Jr., Demis Roussos, Nicholas Winton, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, and Christopher Lee. After him are Terry Pratchett, Tomas Tranströmer, B.B. King, Helmut Schmidt, Anita Ekberg, and Süleyman Demirel.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Omar Sharif ranks 36 out of 642Before him are Ay (-1380), Athanasius of Alexandria (295), Seti I (-1323), Diophantus (201), Naguib Mahfouz (1911), and Ankhesenamun (-1347). After him are Horemheb (-1319), Menkaure (-2001), Umm Kulthum (1898), Caesarion (-47), Ramesses I (-1300), 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), Adel Emam (1940), Shadia (1931), Soad Hosny (1943), Hind Rostom (1929), Zubaida Tharwat (1940), Taheyya Kariokka (1915), Georges Guétary (1915), Julian Fellowes (1949), and Nadia Gamal (1937).

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