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Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Omar Sharif slaps a fan at film festival (video, translation)

Omar Sharif at the 2011 Doha Tribeca Film Festival in Qatar earlier this week. (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Doha Film Institute)
Don’t get fresh with Omar Sharif! The 1960’s screen heartthrob slapped a woman who was little too persistent in trying to get her photo taken with him at a Qatar film festival. It’s possible this kind of thing happened all the time on the red carpets for “Doctor Zhivago,” but no one had cam-phones then, whereas video obtained by TMZ caught Thursday’s bizarre encounter. “My dear!” Sharif exclaimed in Arabic, swatting at the lady, “I told you I’d get to you afterwards! I just said that and you’re standing here. Put something in your brain!” But then, having posed solo as requested by the photographers, he gamely turned back to the woman. “I’m sorry,” he said (according to the translation by our colleague Dina ElBoghdady), and leaned in to smile warmly for a photo with her. See video. . .

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