The Lawrence of Arabia is remembered for many reasons. It’s the same film that brought Omar Sharifon to the world cinema. This legendary actor was nominated for an Academy Award and won three Golden Globe Awards and a César Award. Sharif spoke Arabic, English, Greek, French, Spanish and Italian fluently, he was cast in a variety of roles which earned him accolades, awards and recognition.
Omar Sharif was born on 10 April 1932, in Alexandria, Egypt as Michel Demitri Chalhoub. His family was a Melkite catholic family of Lebanese descent. His father, Joseph Chalhoub was a merchant and mother, Claire Saada was a noted hostess. His family moved to Cairo, when he was four.