July 10, 2015

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Omar Sharif, actor – dies aged 83 –
Omar Sharif was the most famous Egyptian actor of his generation. He brought a smouldering intensity to films such as Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago. A man of striking good looks he escorted some of the world’s most beautiful women. But he quit acting to become a ubiquitous presence at the world’s most exclusive gaming tables. [BBC]
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Greece’s Parliament Approves Prime Minister’s Bailout Plan –
Setting the stage for a pivotal deal with Europe, the Greek Parliament early Saturday approved Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s proposal for a three-year, $59 billion rescue package with harsh austerity terms that was remarkably similar to the one Greek voters rejected in a referendum less than a week ago. With a Sunday deadline looming for a decision on the bailout, a crunch point that all sides see as Greece’s last chance to avoid bankruptcy and stay in the euro currency zone, the plan passed by an overwhelming margin. [NY Times] Alexis Tsipras was elected on January 25, 2015 and vowed to reverse many of the austerity measures adopted by Greece since a series of bailouts began in 2010.
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Omar Sharif filmography [from Wikipedia]

Year Title Role Notes
1954 Shaytan al-Sahra[56] Known as Devil of the Sahara
1954 Sira` Fi al-Wadi Ahmed Also known as The Blazing Sun or Struggle in the Valley or Fight in the Valley
1955 Ayyamna al-Holwa Ahmed Also known as Our Best Days
1956 Sira` Fi al-Mina Ragab
1957 Ard al-Salam Ahmed Known as Land of Peace
1957 The Lebanese Mission Mokrir Original title was La Châtelaine du Liban; credited as Omar Cherif
1958 La Anam Aziz Also known as Sleepless and No Tomorrow
Goha Goha Credited as Omar Cherif
1959 Sayyidat al-Qasr Adel Lady of the Palace
Siraa fil Nil[57] Muhassab Struggle on the Nile
1960 Bidaya wa Nihaya Hassanien
Hobi al-Wahid My Only Love
Esha’a hob Hussein A Rumor of Love
Nahr al-Hob Khalid The River of Love
1961 A Man in our House[57] Ibrahim في بيتنا رجل
1962 Lawrence of Arabia Sherif Ali Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1964 The Fall of the Roman Empire Sohamus
Behold a Pale Horse Francisco
The Yellow Rolls-Royce Davich
1965 Genghis Khan Genghis Khan
Marco the Magnificent Sheik Alla Hou, ‘The Desert Wind’
Doctor Zhivago Dr. Zhivago (Yuri) Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
1966 The Poppy Is Also a Flower Dr. Rad
1967 The Night of the Generals Major Grau
More Than a Miracle Prince Rodrigo Fernandez
1968 Funny Girl Nick Arnstein
Mayerling Archduke Rudolf
1969 Mackenna’s Gold Colorado
The Appointment Frenderico Fendi
Che! Che Guevara
1970 The Last Valley Vogel
1971 The Horsemen Uraz
The Burglars Abel Zacharia simultaneously shot in French as Le Casse with the same cast
1974 The Tamarind Seed Feodor Sverdlov
Juggernaut Captain Axel Brunel
1975 Funny Lady Nicky Arnstein
1976 Ace Up My Sleeve Andre Ferren also known as Crime and Passion
The Pink Panther Strikes Again Egyptian assassin uncredited cameo
1979 Ashanti: Land of No Mercy Prince Hassan
Bloodline Ivo Palazzi
1980 S*H*E[58] Baron Cesare Magnasco S*H*E: Security Hazards Expert
The Baltimore Bullet The Deacon
Oh! Heavenly Dog Bart
1981 Green Ice Meno Argenti
Inchon Indian officer uncredited cameo
1984 Top Secret! Agent Cedric
1987 Grand Larceny Rashid Saud
1988 The Possessed Stepan Les Possédés
Les Pyramides bleues (fr)[59] Alex The Novice
1989 Al-aragoz [60] Mohamed Gad El Kareem The Puppeteer
1990 The Rainbow Thief Dima
1991 Mowaten masri An Egyptian Citizen
1992 Beyond Justice Emir Beni-Zair
Mayrig Hagop
588 rue paradis Hagop Mother
1993 Dehk we le’b we gad we hob[57] Laughter, Games, Seriousness and Love
1997 Heaven Before I Die Khalil Gibran
1998 Mysteries of Egypt Grandfather Documentary
1999 The 13th Warrior Melchisideck
2001 The Parole Officer Victor
2003 Monsieur Ibrahim Monsieur Ibrahim César Award for Best Actor
2004 Hidalgo Sheikh Riyadh
2006 One Night with the King Prince Memucan
The 10 commandments Jethro (شعيب)
2008 Hassan & Marcus Hassan/Morcus Hassan wa Morcus
10,000 BC Narrator Voice only
2009 The Traveller Older Hassan Commonly known as Al Mosafer
J’ai oublié de te dire[61] Jaume I forgot to Tell You
2013 Rock the Casbah Moulay Hassan
2015 1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham Grandfather/Narrator Voice; final film role[4]

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