The Best Omar Sharif quotes

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Omar Sharif was born on April 10, 1932 in Egypt to a wealthy family. From a young age, he showed an interest in acting and modeling and eventually pursued a career in the arts. He achieved international fame with his portrayal of Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Sharif went on to star in many popular films throughout his career, but he is also remembered for his achievements off-screen. In particular, he was recognized for his work as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme. Omar Sharif passed away on July 10, 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He will be remembered as one of the greatest actors of all time.

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About Omar Sharif

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10 April 1932

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10 July 2015

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Victoria College, Alexandria

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Cairo University

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César Award


I don’t know what women are attracted to. I can’t tell, but certainly I have no notion of having sex appeal or being seductive in any way. — Omar Sharif

Women know when they’ve got the menopause but men don’t quite know. They know it afterwards. — Omar Sharif

I can’t say I gave up totally my passion for women but almost. — Omar Sharif

Peter O’Toole–I really loved that man. They sent me into the desert, and I lived there with him for 100 days. And there were no women! Can you believe it? — Omar Sharif

women know when they ve got the menopause but men don t quite know they know it afterwards Omar Sharif quote

Making love? It’s a communion with a woman. The bed is the holy table. There I find passion––and purification. — Omar Sharif

I’ll never know what my life would have been like if they hadn’t made Lawrence of Arabia. What would I be? I would maybe have 10 children, a very fat wife. I would be very fat myself. I don’t know. — Omar Sharif

Inspiring Phrases From Omar Sharif

I see only defects because I’m not following the scene as it were. I’m not following the other person. It’s like the best thing to clarify this is the theater. — Omar Sharif

There are lots of wonderful old Italian actors. You don’t need to take an Egyptian to play an Italian actor. — Omar Sharif

I’d rather be playing bridge than making a bad movie. — Omar Sharif

i d rather be playing bridge than making a bad movie Omar Sharif quote

This is my kenyan birth certificate, This is my refugee number. — Omar Sharif

I don’t think I could live without a deck of cards in my hands. — Omar Sharif

I tried on a moustache, and it was decided I would grow one. I’ve shaved it off for a couple of films, but otherwise, I’ve had it ever since. — Omar Sharif

My philosophy is that when I go out of my room, I’m prepared to love everybody I meet, unless they’re bad. — Omar Sharif

Various Statements From Omar Sharif

I don’t watch any films. Billy Elliot is the only film I’ve seen in the last 25 years. Oh, and ET. Both of which I loved! — Omar Sharif

i like football very much that s what i like i play it quite well Omar Sharif quote

I didn’t want to be a slave to any passion anymore. I gave up card playing altogether, even bridge and gambling–more or less. It took me a few years to get out of it. — Omar Sharif

I like football very much. That’s what I like. I play it quite well. — Omar Sharif

For some men, nothing is Written unless they Write it. — Omar Sharif

Who did Omar Sharif play in Lawrence of Arabia?

In the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif played Sherif Ali.

When Lawrence’s Bedouin guide drinks from a well belonging to Sherif Ali at the start of the film, Sherif Ali kills the guide.

Eventually, Sherif Ali, who is the leader of his tribe, rewards Lawrence’s heroism by replacing his British army uniform with Arab robes. .

My mother used to play cards with King Farouk. He believed she brought good luck to him–she was his mascot. — Omar Sharif

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In Omar Sharif Statements


I love to be with my son and my grandchildren, like normal people. I have no particular idea of what I represent to other people. It’s very mysterious to me. I don’t understand it. — Omar Sharif

for some men nothing is written unless they write it Omar Sharif quote

I knew It was wrong. — Omar Sharif

More Phrases From Omar Sharif

I’m very wary about giving advice. I think it’s very dangerous to give advice to people, except if you know them very well. — Omar Sharif

A friend of mine wAs working As A teAcher in the cAmp And told me About the free educAtion And free medicAl services. — Omar Sharif

This is my refugee number. — Omar Sharif

I made French films and other films and a lot of Arabic films, but what I like is English for myself. — Omar Sharif

this is my refugee number Omar Sharif quote

People don’t have to be beautiful any more. We don’t have any Audrey Hepburns, Rita Hayworths or Ava Gardeners. When you look at Al Pacino and the greatest actors in Hollywood they’re all common–looking. — Omar Sharif

See these hands? They are old. But they are soft. Only good for caressing. — Omar Sharif

This character in the film, these things that he says which sound like advice and wise things, they are very common for Orientals. It’s all the tradition. — Omar Sharif

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