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The Essential Omar Sharif

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OMAR SHARIF 1932 - 2015
Omar Sharif, who was born as Michel Shaloub in 1932, has passed away today at the age of 83.  The Egyptian-born actor had a storied career, starting in Egyptian cinema in the 1950s and continued working until as recently as 2013.  Shaloub became a Muslim in the 1950s, changing his name to Omar al-Sharif, and in 1961 landed the role that would change his life.  That breakthrough role would be that of Sherif Ali in David Lean's grand epic, Lawrence of Arabia, a role that would earn him an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe win for Best Supporting Actor.  Sharif later paired with David Lean again in 1965's Doctor Zhivago, a film of equal spectacle, which would again earn him a Golden Globe for Best Actor.  Sharif would go on to play a wide range of roles including Genghis Khan and Che Gueverra as well as starring alongside Barbara Streisand in the mega hit musical Funny Girl.  Sharif would work fairly regularly over the years in films like Mackenna…

FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Ep.67 – The Aliens are Attacking!

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THE HOLIDAY TRADITION CONTINUES…

FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Episode 67 – “The Aliens are Attacking!” Join SportsGuy515 & Adolfo, along with special guest MR. EDDIE, as they record their first NON-CHRISTMAS THEMED commentary track for the 4th of July disaster CLASSIC known simply as Independence Day! Throw in your copy of the film on your Blu-ray/DVD player and follow along with them as they give their wacky insights on what is unfolding on-screen!

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*Note: it is NOT REQUIRED for any listener to have to watch Independence Day while listening to this episode – the episode works with or without the film playing in the background. However, in order to get the BEST and INTENDED EXPERIENCE, the Forced Perspective team suggests syncing the episode with the film for yet another all-out WACKY DVD commentary experience!