Ageing icon, female heart throb , and famous contract bridge player Omar Sharif played the final card on his gutsy 7 No Trump Bid to become the new President of Egypt as a breathless world looked on in amazement!
With his beloved country in disarray and chaos, Sharif emerged from his self imposed solitude to step forward and rescue the country from a terrible political decision facing his countrymen: The Muslim Brotherhood, or yet another Military controlled dictatorship.
Sharif graduated from the University of Cairo with degrees in both mathematics and physics before turning his attention to the silver screen in such box office hits as "Dr. Zhivago" and" Lawrence of Arabia".
Remaining a bachelor after his divorce in 1974 , and living in self imposed exile due to his distaste for draconian police practices in his beloved home country, Sharif recently returned to visit and spend time with his children and grandchildren.
Friends of Omar, including Peter O'Toole, said the high stakes card game involving the future of his country brought Sharif back to the table where he made his seemingly insane bid during the final rubber of the match in front of a breathless world audience.
Not only did Omar finesse Jordan's King with his Ace, he ran out his long suit of Diamonds frustrating Iran and Syria, and down to the next to last trick finessed Hillary Clinton's Jack of Spades with his Queen!
Sharif has long proclaimed his tolerance for all religions, and fondly remembering his torrid affair with Barbra Streisand proclaimed that he would continue to honor the "piece treaty" with Israel in order to maintain stability in the Middle East.
Following the victory the streets of Cairo were alive with joyful and peaceful outpourings of affection for their new President as things gradually returned to normal.
Coming out of hiding since she starred with Omar in "Dr. Zhivago", aging, but still classic beauty Julie Christie says she'll be on hand for the inauguration and hopes to rekindle the screen magic of their unrequited love story.
Peter O'toole said he was never happier for the friend he loves, and hastened to add, "But certainly not in a gay way, you understand you old Mucker, Eh?"
O'Toole said the two will get together over some thick tea and reminisce about their numerous affairs and have a good laugh over their pursuit of 'crumpet' when both were in their prime musing, "...those were the days...nothing for it but a few crumbs, now, hey lad?"