Saturday, 10 April 2010

Omar Sharif

Happy Birthday to

Omar Sharif

78 today

In the 60's Omar managed the perfect feat of embodying two iconic characters both of which will be ingrained in cinematic memories forever. When Sherif Ali first appears, mirage-like, in the desert in Lawrence of Arabia we know we are being introduced to a genius but it's when he rushes to the window to see Lara's exit in Doctor Zhivago that seals the deal.

1 comment:

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

I always though he'd won an Oscar for Lawrence, but that was obviously just me projecting. He was also quite excellent (says me) in Funny Girl.