I saw him later in Doctor Zhivago, my mom being a fan of that, Camelot, etc., I found myself drawn in as well. Zhivago sealed the deal in my admiration of Sharif. He was a gorgeous man, a tortured soul (hmm, I wonder if that fed into my obsession with Russian history). Anyhow, I was very saddened by the announcement of his death. He lived a good, long life, and I thank him for his simmering, feeling, slow-burning roles. He was an incredible talent.
Check out Robert Berkvist's excellent "New York Times" tribute article HERE.
Oil Pastel, ink, acrylic, watercolor
Omar Sharif and Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl Scene
"You Are Woman, I Am Man, Let's Kiss"