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Sunday, December 15, 2013

RIP Peter O'Toole

by Tony Dayoub

"I can't stand light. I hate weather. My idea of heaven is moving from one smoke-filled room to another."
- the hard-living, harder-drinking, and even more talented performer, Peter O'Toole

Recommended Films - The Savage Innocents (although his voice is dubbed), Lawrence of Arabia, The Bible: In the Beginning, Man of La Mancha, The Stunt Man, Troy, Ratatouille,

And an even better list of movies I haven't seen but should: Becket, What's New Pussycat, How to Steal a Million, The Lion in Winter, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, The Ruling Class, My Favorite Year, Creator, The Last Emperor, Venus


tom hyland said...

Tony: Good of you to mention "Ratatouille," as I can't recall an actor who ever lent such emotion to a spoken part for an animated film. Exceptional!

He is by far the best thing in "Goodbye Mr. Chips," and his performance in "The Lion in Winter" may have been his very best.

We will not see his likes again very soon, if ever.

Patrick Wahl said...

I like How to Steal a Million quite a bit. Probably a movie that is as good as it is because of the two stars. Throw someone else in there and I suspect it would be forgotten by now.