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#1026097 - Sun Dec 15 2013 03:53 PM Peter O'Toole is dead
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A very sad loss of a brilliant and versatile player.
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#1026107 - Sun Dec 15 2013 06:01 PM Re: Peter O'Toole is dead [Re: ren33]
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One of my all time favourite actors, I was fortunate enough to see him on stage in
Jeffrey Barnard is Unwell. Unfortunately they don't seem to breed actors like him any more.

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#1026109 - Sun Dec 15 2013 06:14 PM Re: Peter O'Toole is dead [Re: ren33]
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My favorites were "Becket" and "The Lion in Winter". A great loss frown
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#1026110 - Sun Dec 15 2013 06:19 PM Re: Peter O'Toole is dead [Re: ren33]
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'Lawrence of Arabia' was my favorite. He had the most beautiful blue eyes!!

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#1026133 - Mon Dec 16 2013 01:22 AM Re: Peter O'Toole is dead [Re: ren33]
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One famous actor friend said "Peter looked so pretty in Lawrence of Arabia, they should have called it Florence of Arabia." Another friend described how he was drinking with Peter when he said he knew of a great play that was on in the west end. They were sitting in the audience when Peter said "This is where I come on. Oh, damn."

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#1026141 - Mon Dec 16 2013 04:18 AM Re: Peter O'Toole is dead [Re: ren33]
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Peter O'Toole was indeed a great actor. On the morning news they said he had received the most *Best Actor* nominations NOT to have received an Academy Award in this category than any other male actor. Well, he should have won a couple at least - in my opinion!

Do any of you remember Joan Fontaine? She also passed away...
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#1026155 - Mon Dec 16 2013 05:19 AM Re: Peter O'Toole is dead [Re: ren33]
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In case you were wondering, Gregory Peck won in 1963 for "To Kill a Mockingbird." against Peter, who was nominated for Lawrence. It took a big one to beat him.

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#1026162 - Mon Dec 16 2013 06:52 AM Re: Peter O'Toole is dead [Re: mountaingoat]
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#1026202 - Mon Dec 16 2013 03:20 PM Re: Peter O'Toole is dead [Re: ren33]
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"Lawrence of Arabia" has been my favorite film since I first saw it (in a reserved-seat showing in the balcony of a classic Chicago movie palace). It is the film that taught me to love films ...

"I had no thought of it when I met you ..."

RIP, El Orens

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#1026302 - Tue Dec 17 2013 08:38 AM Re: Peter O'Toole is dead [Re: ren33]
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Originally Posted By: ren33


*le sigh* Yes, those eyes... smile
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#1026379 - Tue Dec 17 2013 06:38 PM Re: Peter O'Toole is dead [Re: ren33]
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Very few of the great actors of that generation left now, I can really only think of Omar Shariff.

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#1026551 - Wed Dec 18 2013 05:29 PM Re: Peter O'Toole is dead [Re: ren33]
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I have just confirmed my parents (mother anyway) worked with him for a while as my father picked him up from town and dropped him home on the way to our house. I never met him though, but he lived nearby in Hampstead and then moved to Cricklewood round the corner. If you work in Hampstead as I did you see most of them sooner or later as so many actors live there and also have others to visit and go to all the cake shops and cafes there to eat. We've still got Michael Caine at least though, but that generation is getting on and very good a few like him and Bruce Forsyth are still working as well, as did Peter almost to the end.
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#1026588 - Wed Dec 18 2013 09:28 PM Re: Peter O'Toole is dead [Re: ren33]
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You are right, the best years at Rada (the 60's)are dying out. John Thaw, Albert Finney,Terry Rigby, Terence Stamp, Tom Courtenay, Kenneth Branagh,Glenda Jackson, John Hurt, Michael Williams , Anthony Hopkins and John Alderton's years I mean.
We still have John Hurt, David Warner, Sarah Miles and many of the other brilliant players from then.It was an incredible time for talent.When you consider that Rada take in only 28 per year.


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#1026610 - Thu Dec 19 2013 02:46 AM Re: Peter O'Toole is dead [Re: ren33]
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I think Robert Wagner is the only Hollywood actor left from that generation. Going out with Barbara Stanwick for 7 years kept him young. Didn't do her any harm either.

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