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.