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Omar Sharif RIP now

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Omar Sharif RIP now

Omar Sharif is the latest big movie legend to pass on. God must have a real blockbuster epic in the works... :)

RIP.
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What a hunk, what a manly man, amazing actor. RIP
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natalka wrote: What a hunk, what a manly man, amazing actor. RIP
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.
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Is 'RIP now' a variation of 'serenity now'?

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Sad news. He was a great actor.
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shawn8 wrote: Sad news. He was a great actor.
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.
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Tornado F2 wrote: Omar Sharif is the latest big movie legend to pass on. God must have a real blockbuster epic in the works... :)

RIP.
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! :(
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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.
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.
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shawn8 wrote: Sad news. He was a great actor.
Yes, it truly is sad news...and he was a great actor for sure. :(
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natalka wrote: What a hunk, what a manly man, amazing actor. RIP
Yup!
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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.
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.
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Tornado F2 wrote: 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.
That's true too.
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