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Peter O'Toole dead at age 81


http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013...awrence-arabia

The actor Peter O'Toole, who found stardom in David Lean's masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia, has died aged 81, his agent has said.

The acclaimed leading man who overcame stomach cancer in the 1970s passed away on Saturday at the Wellington hospital in London following a long illness, Steve Kenis said.

O'Toole announced last year he was stopping acting saying: "I bid the profession a dry-eyed and profoundly grateful farewell."

He said his career on stage and screen fulfilled him emotionally and financially, bringing him together "with fine people, good companions with whom I've shared the inevitable lot of all actors: flops and hits."

Early in his career O'Toole became emblematic of a new breed of hard-drinking Hollywood hellraiser.

"We heralded the '60s," he once said. "Me, [Richard] Burton, Richard Harris; we did in public what everyone else did in private then, and does for show now. We drank in public, we knew about pot."

Last month it was reported he had been coaxed out of retirement to act in a film about ancient Rome called Katherine of Alexandria in which he would play Cornelius Gallus, a palace orator.

O'Toole is believed to have been born in Connemara in County Galway in Ireland, and lived in London. He shot to stardom in the 1962 film of TE Lawrence's life story and went on to star in Goodbye Mr Chips, The Ruling Class, The Stunt Man and My Favourite Year. He received an honorary Oscar in 2003 after receiving eight nominations and no wins - an unassailed record.

He is survived by his two daughters, Pat and Kate O'Toole, from his marriage to actress Siān Phillips, and his son, Lorcan O'Toole, by Karen Brown.
Sad news...a great actor that will be missed.
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Re: Peter O'Toole dead at age 81

I still need to watch Venus.
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Re: Peter O'Toole dead at age 81

Rip
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Sad news. Saw Lawrence in theaters a few times this year.
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My favorite all-time actor. Becket, The Lion In Winter, The Ruling Class, My Favorite Year, Ratatouille, and of course Lawrence of Arabia. An AMAZING actor. RIP
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Goodbye Mr Chips
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He was in Troy, right? I remember that he didn't get along with Wolfgang Petersen, because he didn't like taking orders from a "kraut."

Talking at the Savannah Film Festival, he said: "Ugh, what a disaster. The director, that kraut, what a clown he was. When it was all over, I watched 15 minutes of the finished movie and then walked out."

http://entertainment.xin.msn.com/en/...films-9?page=6


Ironically, I thought he was awesome in it. Oh well. RIP.
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I loved him in Man of La Mancha. May he rest in peace.

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Ironically, I thought he was awesome in it. Oh well. RIP.
Well, he was awesome in just about anything he did.
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One of the all time greats. Arguably the greatest actor of the film age to have never won an Oscar. Rest in peace, Peter.
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I got Lawrence of Arabia as a gift last Christmas and have yet to watch it. It's going to get a push to the top of the "unwatched" pile of blu rays. He was an awesome actor in everything else I've seen him in. RIP
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Although he lived a good long life, I'm still very saddened by his passing.

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Ironically, I thought he was awesome in it. Oh well. RIP.
He was fantastic in that movie. I wouldn't have guessed he hated working on it because it didn't show on screen. A true professional.
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May he RIP.
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And on his Supergirl co-star's 50th birthday.
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Although he lived a good long life, I'm still very saddened by his passing.



He was fantastic in that movie. I wouldn't have guessed he hated working on it because it didn't show on screen. A true professional.
A very heavy drinker, but he lived long.
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He even made lesser-known movies memorable. Loved him in Creator.
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RIP Mr O'Toole and thanks for the memories.

Like every prophet I saw visions, I heard voices, I ran. The voices of Saint Frances, Socrates, General Gordon, and Timothy Leary, they all told me I was God. It was Sunday, August the 5th, at 3:32. --- Jack Arnold Alexander Tancred Gurney (14th Earl of Gurney) - The Ruling Class

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"When it was all over, I watched 15 minutes of the finished movie and then walked out."
I wish I would have done the same.
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RIP to a tremendous actor. If you haven't seen Lawrence of Arabia in 70mm, you need to do so.
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Oh sure I'll just go to local theater that's playing classic movies in 70mm.
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Sad News, but indeed he had a good long life.

Along with LOA, My Favorite Year is right up there on my top shelf, and his voice is instantly recognizable.
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A wonderful fine actor.


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