Sunday, December 15, 2013
Peter O'Toole (1932 - 2013)
The press is now reporting the passing of the great actor Peter O'Toole, who is widely beloved for his role as T.E. Lawrence in David Lean's landmark film, Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
Although O'Toole is a household name because of that particular performance, his impressive career includes roles in films such as The Lion in Winter (1968), Man of La Mancha (1972), My Favorite Year (1982), and The Last Emperor (1987).
In terms of genre films, the theater-trained O'Toole appeared in such efforts as Supergirl (1984), Creator (1985), Phantoms (1998), and Stardust (2007).
Just last year, O'Toole's star-making role in Lawrence of Arabia was excerpted in Ridley Scott's Prometheus, and shown to be the role model for the android in the film, David (Michael Fassbender). In fact, Prometheus directly quotes Lawrence of Arabia (and O'Toole's character) on several occasions.
Although we mourn the loss of this great talent today, the medium of film renders Peter O'Toole's memory immortal...