Why have I always known the name Omar Sharif but nothing else about him?
November 22, 2015
In July of 2015, I woke up to the news that Omar Sharif had passed away. I felt a sense of sadness — someone important had left us. However, after a moment passed, I realized that despite always being aware of the fact that Omar Sharif was someone important, I didn’t actually know anything about him. For my presentation, I tried to shed light on why Sharif was noteworthy — what made him famous and infamous. I explored what made him a noteworthy Egyptian actor, what landed him in Hollywood tabloids, his relationships with directors Youssef Chahine & David Leen, his famous roles, the impact of his most controversial role, and what consumed him during his 30 year long hiatus.
Sources & Future References
- The Eternal Male, Omar Sharif Autobiography
- Hello Gorgeous, Bidoun
- Omar Sharif Obituary, Variety
- Ten Best Films from Omar Sharif, The Independent