Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Giant of the backgammon world in trouble

LOS ANGELES — A Beverly Hills parking attendant has accused 73-year-old "Dr. Zhivago" star Omar Sharif of beating him in a drunken rage and calling him "a stupid Mexican" after the valet refused to accept Euros as payment

Sharif, who was nominated for a 1963 Oscar for his supporting role in "Lawrence of Arabia" and is scheduled to appear in an upcoming miniseries entitled "The Ten Commandments," is no stranger to public displays of temper.

In July 2003, Sharif head-butted a plainclothes French policeman at a casino after screaming insults at a croupier when he lost thousands of dollars on a single roulette bet. He was fined and given a one-month suspended prison sentence.

"It made me the hero of the whole of France," Sharif later told The New Yorker magazine. "To head-butt a cop is the dream of every Frenchman."

A year later, Sharif allegedly hit "Lord of the Rings" actor John Noble in the face with a lamp at a restaurant in India, according to press reports.


Blogger Mr Lucky Doubles said...

I wonder if, when Omar Sharif clocked John Noble with a lamp at a restaurant in India, he yelled, "Backgammon motherfucker!"

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