In the wake of Omar Sharif's death Friday at 83, celebrities mourned his passing with memories of his classic roles -- notably remembering his entrance in "Lawrence of Arabia."
However, some recalled the man behind those classic characters.
"A lovely gracious man! Always loved running into him! Gorgeous man!," said Morgan Fairchild, while Antonio Banderas called the Egyptian native "a great storyteller, a loyal friend and a wise spirit."
Larry King knew Sharif as a "dashing, bright, honest, classy, wonderful guy and a great bridge player!"
"Blessed that I was able to work with such a legend," said director Roland Emmerich, who had Sharif as narrator on "10,000 B.C."
He was a great storyteller, a loyal friend and a wise spirit. D.E.P. Omar Sharif pic.twitter.com/OCAWSQQSXo— Antonio Banderas (@antoniobanderas) July 10, 2015
The wonderful shot of Omar Sharif's introduction in Lawrence has stayed with me for years. Genius film and terrific actor. He will be missed— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) July 10, 2015
Omar Sharif, R.I.P. Movie Legend!— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) July 10, 2015
I knew Omar Sharif very well & adored him. A dashing, bright, honest, classy, wonderful guy and a great bridge player! I miss you, Omar.— Larry King (@kingsthings) July 10, 2015
Omar Sharif: a life in pictures https://t.co/iHVZflGJr0— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) July 10, 2015
Sad to hear about #OmarSharif. I grew up on Lawrence and Zhivago. A legacy with not one but multiple timeless classics.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 10, 2015
RIP Omar Sharif - #LawrenceOfArabia one of the greatest character intros in cinema history— Ralph Macchio (@ralphmacchio) July 10, 2015
One of the greatest entrances in the history of film. Just a speck in the distance. Then this. RIP Omar Sharif pic.twitter.com/fSwUVuAPhU— Treat Williams (@Rtreatwilliams) July 10, 2015
Very saddened by the passing of Omar Sharif. Blessed that I was able to work with such a legend. Love to the family.— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) July 10, 2015
Yes, Dr Zhivago. But Nicky Arnstein, Nicky Arnstein...what a beautiful, beautiful name....¿¿¿¿Omar Sharif pic.twitter.com/mvEuYcjjZw— Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) July 10, 2015