Veteran actor Omar Sharif will appear in court in Los Angeles today (06FEB07) to face charges he allegedly hit a man on the head in a "drunken rage". Beverly Hills parking attendant JUAN ANDERSON alleges the Dr Zhivago star "repeatedly" hit him and called him "a stupid Mexican" after he'd refused to accept Sharif's euro currency as payment. Anderson is also suing Sharif for $750,000 (GBP383,000). Sharif's lawyer says, "This is a totally bogus case and it's designed to shake Mr Sharif down."