Omar Sharif explains how he was cast in FUNNY GIRL
During a special AFI FEST 2003 Tribute to Omar Sharif, the actor remembers William Wyler's decision to cast him in FUNNY GIRL with the question, "Why not Omar Sharif? in the role of Nick Arnstein. He accepted the role once it was offered to him.
FUNNY GIRL was directed by Wyler and also starred Barbra Streisand. The film is ranked on AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals and 100 Years ... 100 Passions lists.