Omar Sharif RIP now
Jul 10th, 2015 8:28 pm
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Bridge player too, apparently.
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Jul 11th, 2015 5:39 pm
It would be sadder news if we didn't have those great movies to remember him - and the other recently-departed greats - by. I for some reason still have TMN (recent movies) on my cable subscription, but TCM (oldies) gets my viewing attention far more, despite many movies being B/W. The special effects today are of course far more advanced, but for moviemaking - and acting - it's hard to beat those oldies, esp the well-known classics. Quite often you'll see plotlines that are still being blatantly ripped-off today - but back then they were still original, and as a result the actors seem more enthusiastic about playing their roles. Far fewer "phoned in" performances than today.
Jul 12th, 2015 5:09 am
Rest In Peace Omar Sharif....you were one of the most talented Actors of your generation and in some of the most epic movies ever produced!
Jul 12th, 2015 5:14 am
But he was first and foremost Egyptian...and was a famous young Egyptian actor and Movie Star in Egyptian Cinema (which is the equivalent of the Middle East's Hollywood) before he moved to France and started starring in International/American/Hollywood movies.Tornado F2 wrote: ↑Bridge player too, apparently.
Diagnosed with Alzheimers 3 years ago, but died from a heart attack in Cairo. Age 83.
Little-known facts: Actual birth name was Michel Shalhoub. Of Lebanese and Syrian extraction, raised a Roman Catholic. Graduated university with a degree in mathematics and physics.
Jul 12th, 2015 5:16 am
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Jul 12th, 2015 3:21 pm
He also realised that he needed to spend more time with his family. Fame and money are fine, but family are (usually) what really matters.Scorpionsy wrote: ↑But he was first and foremost Egyptian...and was a famous young Egyptian actor and Movie Star in Egyptian Cinema (which is the equivalent of the Middle East's Hollywood) before he moved to France and started starring in International/American/Hollywood movies.
He later returned to acting at an older age...out of a period of retirement...in his late 60's and starred in several Egyptian movies including the Egyptian movie "The Clown" several years ago...and a few Hollywood movies in supporting/guest-starring roles.
He retired again as he aged a few years later because he had a big gambling and alcoholic problem that haunted him for several years.
Jul 13th, 2015 5:28 am