Renowned for his appearances in both American and English production, Omar Sharif began his acting career in Egypt. Regarded as an icon of Egyptian culture and movies, he started his career in the 1950s and is renowned for his performances in both Americana and English productions. He was first seen in ‘The Blazing Sun.’ Thereafter, he appeared in a number of films, including ‘The Lebanese Mission,’ ‘Lady of The Palace,’ ‘The Lebanese Mission,’ ‘There is a Man in Our House,’ etc.
In 1962, he was nominated for an Academy Award in Best Supporting Actor category for his performance in ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’ This movie was a hit at the box office and Sharif also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for the same. His first lead role in a Hollywood movie came with ‘Genghis Khan’ in 1965 but it failed to impress the audience. Some of Sharif’s blockbuster movies also include ‘The Yellow Rolls-Royce,’ ‘Doctor Zhivago,’ ‘Funny Girl,’ and ‘The Fall of the Roman Empire.’