Egyptian actor Omar Sharif was born on April 10, 1932
Omar Sharif was born
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Egyptian actor Omar Sharif was born as Michel Dimitri Chalhoub, in Alexandria, on April 10th in 1932.
As a child, he excelled at languages (as an adult, he spoke Arabic, English, Greek, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian fluently), and graduated from college with a degree in mathematics and physics. He later studied acting at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
His acting career began in Egypt in 1954 with roles in "Shaytan al-Sahra" and "Sira ` Fi al-Wadi" and was met with such success that he made his international debut less than a decade later in "Lawrence of Arabia". From then on, Sharif became an established actor. Being a polyglot, he said, enabled him to "play the role of a foreigner without anyone knowing exactly where I came from". Omar Sharif passed away in 2015, and is remembered as the most famous Arab in Hollywood.