Today, the 10th of July, marks the 4th death anniversary of legendary Egyptian actor Omar Sharif. In light of what is supposedly a sad day, we choose to celebrate his life instead of mourning his death. So, let us share with you the highlights, in pictures.
Omar Sharif with Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl
This is definitely one of his most iconic movies, Funny Girl (1968).
International Bridge Paris Championships at Hyde
Besides his iconic roles, Sharif had a huge interest in playing bridge. He was also an expert at it and was actually one of the 50 top-ranked contract bridge players. He had a regular column for bridge in the Chicago Tribune.
Caesar Award in 2004
Here’s to when Sharif was recognised for his role in the 2003 French film, Monsieur Ibrahim. The film tells the story of young Jewish Momo who befriends Muslim Monsieur Ibrahim.
On set of Che Guevara
This is one of Omar’s most remembered roles, playing Che Guevara in 1969. The film follows the story of Argentinian, revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the Batista regime. He’s standing in the picture between former Los Angeles policeman Rudy Diaz and former footballer Woody Strode.
Omar at the Academy Awards
Signing an autograph at the 1962 Academy Awards ceremony when he was nominated for an Oscar for his role in the movie Lawrence of Arabia.
Winning a Golden Globe for his role in Doctor Zhivago in 1966
Celebrating with Samantha Egger, holding their awards.
Winning a Career Golden Lion in 2016
At the Venice Film Festival, he was awarded for his lifetime achievement in cinema. This prize is the most prestigious to be given at Venice, and Omar truly deserved one.
Omar at Lord's Taverners Xi Charity Cricket Match
In this picture, he’s playing cricket at Lord’s Taverners Xi Charity Cricket. The event gives young disadvantaged and disabled peoples access to the sport.
By Yara Tarek