“Before anything, in the eyes of my grandparents, I was a grandson,” he explained in an interview on Tuesday with Deutsche Welle Arabic. “It was never a topic of conversation in our relationship. It never changed. We never spoke about it and to them, I was still just Omar.”
Sharif’s grandfather, most well-known internationally for his Oscar nomination for the 1962 film “Lawrence of Arabia”, passed away earlier this month after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
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