RIP to Peter O' Toole

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RIP to Peter O' Toole

I liked him in many films, but I think my favorite roles were Caligula, Becket and later in life : Troy

http://www.npr.org/2013/12/15/251331360/peter-otoole-a-life-even-larger-than-lawrence

Peter O'Toole, the Hollywood legend who was made famous in his title role in Lawrence of Arabia, died on Saturday in a London hospital. The 81-year old Irishman was nominated for eight Oscars in his distinguished career, and was known as a bit of a hellraiser.

To those who hadn't seen the actor perform on the London stage, O'Toole was seemingly catapulted into fame. But it may be more accurate to say he charged into it. As T.E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia, O'Toole was tall, handsome and sensitive.

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Not really my generation, so

Not really my generation, so I've only seen him in crap so far. Must give that Lawrence of Arabia flick a watch.

But I do keep hearing awesome anecdotes about this guy :

Seems he was having a "liquid lunch" in a pub one day, and he ran into an old friend. Somewhere between both of them getting shitfaced and blind drunk, Peter O'Toole says : "Hey, there's this really great play. Absolutely amazing. If we hurry, we can catch the next performance"

So they go to the theatre, get good seats, and it does indeed turn out to be a fun play.

And then halfway through the play, Peter O'Toole nudges his friend and says : "Oh, This is the best part ! This is where I come on and......OH SHIT !!!!"

 

 

 


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Antipatris wrote:Not really

Antipatris wrote:

Not really my generation, so I've only seen him in crap so far. Must give that Lawrence of Arabia flick a watch.

But I do keep hearing awesome anecdotes about this guy :

Seems he was having a "liquid lunch" in a pub one day, and he ran into an old friend. Somewhere between both of them getting shitfaced and blind drunk, Peter O'Toole says : "Hey, there's this really great play. Absolutely amazing. If we hurry, we can catch the next performance"

So they go to the theatre, get good seats, and it does indeed turn out to be a fun play.

And then halfway through the play, Peter O'Toole nudges his friend and says : "Oh, This is the best part ! This is where I come on and......OH SHIT !!!!"

 

 

 

                                   Ha ha, that made me laugh.

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I'll miss him.

                 His historical films were impressive,  no one can do Henry II like Peter O'Toole but I do recommend his comedy's for memorable lines;                   "What's new Pussy cat?"  [to Paula Prentise} "What, in the name of all that is glorious, is a sem-eye-virgin?"  "In the right light I'm almost handsome."                     "My favorite year"     ;   "LIVE!!!!!  I'm not an actor I'm a movie star!!!"                 He was a movie star and a hellava actor,  RIP  you atheist, Peter O'Toole.     

 

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the more i read about this

the more i read about this man, the more affinity i feel for him, especially his quip about how he hates sunlight and weather and that heaven for him would be moving from one smoke-filled room to another. heaven for me would be filled with pub crawls in winter, where the snow is falling slow and heavy, the bars are all dark hellholes, and each one has a wood-burning stove going full-blast.

i also like his story about being backstage at the oscars and asking for a drink. they offered him juice and he was like, ï'm fucking off. be back in a bit." they freaked out, afraid he would just disappear, so they smuggled a bottle of vodka in for him. i'm sort of notorious among bands i play with for disappearing for half an hour at time, just popping into nearby dive bars, especially if we're in a place i've never been before. i've never missed playing but they get nervous.

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