Fact: The wannabe actor who helped Kirk Douglas onstage at the Oscars and raised a laugh as he challenged the old-time star to a battle over his cane was movie veteran Omar Sharif's grandson.
Fact: Doctor Zhivago actor Omar Sharif is to star in a modern-day version of William Shakespeare's King Lear, set in Egypt.
Quote: "It made me the hero of the whole of France. To headbutt a cop is the dream of every Frenchman." Omar Sharif has no regrets about assaulting a police officer in 2003, for which he received a GBP1,000 ($1,950) fine and a suspended sentence.
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