The Peace of God to all that belong to the LIght,
He was not an ordinary man, but a Legend, the Pharaoh of the Movies world although he never allow fame tempt him to fall in arrogance, to the contrary
his personality was always sympathetic and relaxed.
His characterizations are all iconic each one represent a Standard for the Film History. As an Actor was a Giant, The Egyptian Omar Sharif who died
today July 10th 2015 was a unique figure.
His magic talent to go into any character and live it with an intensity never seen before in the screen made him possible to give life to so
different figures like:
Dr Zhivago, Genghis Khan, Archduke Rudolf at Mayerling, Sherif Ali in Laurence of Arabia, Che Guevara,
Koda Dad in the far Pavillons, Prince Feodor Romodanovsky in Peter the Great, Czar Nicholas II in Anastasia, Razumovsky in Catherine the Great, Khalil
Gibran, Monsieur Ibrahim , Saint Peter, Sheikh Riyadh in Hidalgo, among many others.
Eternal peace to this noble man, that is the meaning of his surname in Arabic, that showed to the world that there is no bad Characters for a talented
He taught us, in the master work he did to resurrect interesting leading characters of the past, that any leader has a human side and that beyond all
the dark legends or negative political propaganda all share the gift of Charisma and were great interpreters of their time and cultural context.
Sharif showed with his characterizations that all cultures has a valid side , as part of the diversity of this world, that civilization has not only
one path or way to be
Sharif is an archetype of the Stanislavsky golden rule of acting: to live the role until the most intimate fibers of the soul, the actor must
compromise himself with all his feelings and emotions with the character he is giving life.
I am sure Omar Sharif suffered a lot along the last years to see his Fatherland challenged by the political turmoil and the menace of a possible civil
war. I think he was also pretty sensible with respect to the confrontation between Russia , Europe and US for Ukraine, he was strongly attached to
all those three cultures, that he genuinely tried to understand along his professional career, from his perspective of a middle east man.
No body more than him was perhaps able to understand better the complexity of the soul of Egypt, thanks to his fine skill to go deep into the power
and wisdom that exist on tradition, and his great ability to feel the human condition.
I hope his death serve to many to remember the values of mutual respect and love for peace that Sharif expressed along his work, and help to heal the
great tensions that right now exist in between different cultures that he respected all a lot, and portrayed with immense love and devotion as no body
His career plus his domain of different languages allow him to experience a unique perspective of humanity, he was one of the few that were able to
cross easily the barriers in between civilizations, there were no borders for his talent, he was actually a citizen of the world although he never
forgot his Egyptian roots.
Of course the thread is open to whoever feels compelled to express also a respect for this Legend of the film Arts and a great Man and remember his
many outstanding roles in the Movie History, as well as his human virtues and personality.
The Angel of Lightness
edit on 7/10/2015 by The angel of light because: (no reason given)