From the novel by Boris Pasternak, David Leans Film Of Doctor Zhivago is hailed by critics everywhere as brilliant and one of the most popular movies ever. A sweeping epic about one charismatic mans struggle that spans several decades to survive in war-convulsed Russia. That man is Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif), a talented poet and dedicated surgeon deeply affected by the war and its victims. His suffering alters the lives of many people around him including his gentle and understanding wife Tonya (Chaplin) and the extraordinary and fiery nurse Lara (Christie), with whom he falls in love. Doctor Zhivago won five Academy Awards for its sweeping cinematography, screenplay, art/set direction, magnificent costumes and Maurice Jarres powerful music score.