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    Actor Peter O'Toole Has Died

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    Actor Peter O'Toole dies

    Actor Peter O'Toole died peacefully in a hospital Saturday, his agent Steve
    Kenis said Sunday. O'Toole was 81 years old.

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    Peter O'Toole is dead at 81

    By Alan Duke, CNN

    updated 1:53 PM EST, Sun December 15, 2013

    (CNN) -- Actor Peter O'Toole died Saturday, peacefully in a hospital, his agent Steve Kenis said Sunday. O'Toole was 81 years old.

    "Ireland, and the world, has lost one of the giants of film and theatre," Irish President Michael D. Higgins said in a statement...

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/15/showbi...bit/index.html

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    As a child one of the first 'big people' movies I saw was "Lawrence of Arabia," at the picture show in my hometown. Thus Peter O'Toole was a presence in all the subsequent films I have seen. Requiescat in pace T.E. Lawrence. You did much good P. O'T.

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    I was just coming here to post this.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/mo...t-81.html?_r=0

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    Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, A Lion in Winter, The Stuntman, My Favorite Year, so many great roles. I urge anyone who has not seen Dean Spanley to give it a look. You won't be disappointed.

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    A wonderful actor, great character, Peter O'Toole, you will be missed!



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    Lawrence of Arabia is one of my favourite movies of all time. No matter how much I learn about either man, I still think of Lawrence as being O'Toole, and vice versa.

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    Aw... So sad!!!
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    Lion In Winter, My Favorite Year, and Goodbye, Mr. Chips are my O'Toole favorites.

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    RIP.

    Hate to admit this but the film I remember him best in is King Ralph. Terrible film, but O'Toole even managed to rise above that and make it watchable.

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    RIP, Mr. O'Toole.
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    One of my favorite actors.

    My favorite movie is The Ruling Class

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    A scene showing how great an actor O'Toole was. Notice how he expresses so much with almost no dialogue.

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    Yes, loved him in The Ruling Class where he plays a delusional aristocrat who imagines that he is actually the serial killer Jack the Ripper.
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    I can't recall which film Dad worked with Peter on, but my father would tell stories about him...always closing with the line "he was always drunk off the set; but he was a civilized one, and that is why I liked him."

    Rest, Mr. O'Toole...rest. You did good. Give Dad a great big kiss on the cheek for me, and lift a bottle of whiskey together. You're Home now...

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    Very good Guardian obit: Peter O'Toole
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    Was O'Toole a great actor? Some said so – not least those who watched him grow up at the Bristol Old Vic in the 1950s. Did he sometimes stray into misguidedness or grotesquerie? Did he occasionally seem "unwell"? He is remembered for the disaster that was his Macbeth at the London Old Vic in 1980 – a performance that sold more steadily the more furiously it was debunked. But that was half the point to being O'Toole. He was a phenomenon and, night to night, moment to moment, you might shift your opinion as he zigzagged in the crosswinds of his own turbulent imagination.
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