Omar Sharif also known as Omar El-Sharif (born April 10, 1932) is an Egyptian born actor who has starred in several Hollywood films. He graduated from Cairo's Victory College with a math and physics major. At start he worked with his father in the lumber business. In 1953 he started his acting career. He married the Egyptian star Faten Hamama which rocketed his popularity in the Arab World. The marriage ended in 1974. His first English language film was Lawrence of Arabia in 1962.

He appeared in (English language films)[1]:


Sharif is also one of the world's best known contract bridge players. He writes a regular bridge column for newspaper syndication, and there is even a bridge computer game and tutorial that carries his name [1].