It was announced today (July 10, 2015) that Omar Sharif died of a heart attack in a hospital in Cairo, Egypt. We know we’re sad. It’s been over 50 years since he first rose to international fame. He starred in some pretty epic films too, which means he is forever going to be part of the pop culture landscape. Because he was such an influential actor, we figured that now would be a good time to pay homage to him. We’ve collected some of his career highs, as well as some of the lows. Rest in peace Omar Sharif – you will definitely be missed!
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The historical epic “Lawrence of Arabia” was Omar Sharif’s first English-language film. His portrayal of Sharif Ali earned him a Best Supporting Actor nod, as well as Golden Globe wins for Best Supporting Actor and New Star of the Year.