When the Film Legends Die…

Peter O’Toole, 81.

He was Lawrence.

Great director David Lean had a passion for making films about nutcases.
In O’Toole, he found the perfect Lawrence: sensitive and wonderfully strange.


O’Toole long outlived his drinking buddy–the great Richard Burton, whose health gave out much earlier.

I think the quintessential O’Toole can be found in Woody Allen’s What’s New Pussycat? in which Burton does a lounge cameo.

Despite 8 misses for Best Actor, O’Toole did, finally receive an honorary Oscar.

We’ll not see his like again.

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