I have only seen one film of Mr. Sharif till now: Doctor Zhivago. This is a Hollywood production as Mr. Sharif has worked in both American and Egyptian theater. Doctor Zhivago is based on the novel of the same name by Boris Pasternak. Released in 1965, it is the eighth-highest grossing film of all time, when adjusted for inflation. It made over $110 million on a budget of $11 million.
The flick's main plot concerns the titular character of Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif), and his hardships faced during the Russian Revolution. Director Sir David Lean (also renowned for Lawrence of Arabia) shot almost all scenes with superb realism.
It is well to note that Mr. Sharif was the lead actor, but many supporting actors also did their jobs remarkably. Julie Christie had a lot of screen-time portraying the heroine Lara Antipov. Although, it was shocking that she was nominated neither for an Academy Award, nor a Golden Globe.
Omar Sharif won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, but similarly to Ms. Christie, he surprisingly did not obtain an Oscar nod.
Mr. Sharif's career has spun over fifty years. He has starred in over fifty movies encompassing the Hollywood and Egyptian film-industry. He has appeared in many critically-acclaimed Arabic TV shows. Also, he has played over ten different nationalities with ultimate showmanship.
Omar Sharif retired in 2009. But made a comeback in 2013 with the French-Moroccan movie Rock the Casbah - playing a rich businessman. Mr. Sharif might be 82, yet it looks like he has a long way to go before immortalizing his legacy.