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Old 07-28-07, 03:24 PM
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Peter O'Toole the greatest living actor of are time!

I say that because let's face it name a actor or actress that has been around for over 40 years.
And has made some of the greatest films of all-time:
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) who has not seen this gem!
Becket (1964) It's a must see.
The Lion in Winter (1968) Katharine Hepburn and Peter are to die for!
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969) What a underrated flim.

And a few nice-gems:
The Stunt Man (1980) not seen it yet but I want to.
My Favorite Year (1982) I will see this one soon.
Supergirl (1984) And I think he was great in this picture.
The Last Emperor (1987) one of my all-time fav-movies.

It makes me very sad to think that Peter will never win an Oscar for best actor.
But then the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences I think is out-touch in the sense of real art in flim making.
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He was awesome in Caligula.
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our time?
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Originally Posted by cranberries fan
I say that because let's face it name a actor or actress that has been around for over 40 years.
I tried...but failed.
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Originally Posted by RyoHazuki
our time?
haha i was about to post that.
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Originally Posted by cranberries fan
I say that because let's face it name a actor or actress that has been around for over 40 years.
What about Kirk Douglas?
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I just gotta say that my favorite Peter O' Toole performance is in The Ruling Class.
He is awesome to watch in that movie.
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As for not winning best actor, there's always the bottle!
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Originally Posted by RyoHazuki
our time?

If I'm here... and you're here... doesn't that make it our time? Certainly there's nothing wrong with a little pizza on our time.
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Originally Posted by gryffinmaster
What about Kirk Douglas?
He is great to but has not bend acting much as of late(his health is not very good these days).
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Plenty of actors have been around for 40 years... Hoffman/Nicholson/Deniro/Pacino/Hackman/Lemmon/Newman/Eastwood/Arkin, etc.
And, I have to confess, I've never seen Lawrence of Arabia...
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Originally Posted by wilky61
Plenty of actors have been around for 40 years... Hoffman/Nicholson/Deniro/Pacino/Hackman/Lemmon/Newman/Eastwood/Arkin, etc.
And, I have to confess, I've never seen Lawrence of Arabia...
Yes those are very-fine actor's (I love De Niro & Pacino) but which of those has the power make you look and listen to everthing to on screen?
Peter has for me in almost ever flim.

Ps: you got to find time to see Lawrence of Arabia it was his first flim and still the best.
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I thought that Venus was a great movie as well.
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Originally Posted by cranberries fan
Yes those are very-fine actor's (I love De Niro & Pacino) but which of those has the power make you look and listen to everthing to on screen?
Jack Nicholson.
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"My Favorite Year" is one of my favorite O'Toole movies. See it soon!
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I cant wait to see him in Stardust .
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He was awesome in Caligula.
the orgy on the boat rocked
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Yep. He's good.

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That's all I've got.
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Peter O'Toole always puts on a brilliant performance.

Althrough I'm sure besides Academy Award voters, movieking, and me not many people have seen Venus but it's one of the best movies i've seen in awhile & it's at least original unlike most of the movies as of late. Jodie Whittaker put on a pretty damn good performance in the movie as well & I hope to see her in more things in the future.

Naturally my favorite O'Toole movie is Lawrence of Arabia. Even if you didn't think it was the best movie you've ever seen, you at least have to show a respect for that masterpiece. It definitely ranks up their as one of my all-time favorite movies & I don't think any movie in the near future will ever surpass it.

Oh, and you can't forget his for-sure Academy award win for his work in Ratatouille .

I think he might just be the greatest live actor of are time or their time or whatever time.
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Peter O'Toole will always rank in my top 5 of actors past or present. Looking back on his many Oscar worthy performances, it is hard to find one I like the best. I only hope he has a few more performances left in him.
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Peter O'Toole is indeed one of the greatest actors of all time, but there are his contemporaries as well:

Hopkins, Caine, Connery, Finney, Plummer, etc
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Originally Posted by cranberries fan
I say that because let's face it name a actor or actress that has been around for over 40 years.
Kurt Russell
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at Connery
Did you ever see Connery in The Hill or The Offence? Both directed by Sydney Lumet, both from a long time ago and both worthy of being included in anyone's list of Best Performances.
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Originally Posted by DeputyDave
"My Favorite Year" is one of my favorite O'Toole movies. See it soon!
Two of the best lines ever:

"I am not an actor. I am a MOVIE STAR!"

and

"Death is easy. Comedy is hard."

That movie was almost biographical for O'Toole. The whole scene where he and Benjy are walking through the park talking was ad-libbed. The story that Alan Swann was telling was O'Toole talking about his own life.

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