Jul 13, 2015
Omar Sharif and His Grandson
Nazarenes weren't allowed to play cards, so I was only barely aware of what bridge was. Still, it seemed exciting that a famous actor would stoop to writing about something so mundane as a card game.
Born in 1932 in Egypt, Sharif got his degree in physics before becoming an actor. He starred in many Arabic movies before hitting Hollywood with a starring role in Lawrence of Arabia in 1962. A rarity in its day (and even now), the movie fails to heterosexualize the gay T.E. Lawrence, and even gives him a gay-subtext relationship with Arab leader Sherif Ali (Sharif).
The Mysterious Island).
This nude scene is from the Western MacKenna's Gold (1969). He plays an effervescent but amoral Mexican outlaw named John Colorado, who doesn't display any interest in women.
By the way, bridge was not only a hobby for Sharif, it was a second career.