Peter O'Toole (1932-2013)
To those who audiences
remember, legendary English
thespian Peter O'Toole who is
known for taking such roles as
T. E. Lawrence in 'Lawrence of
Arabia' has passed away in
December 14th 2013 at the
age of 81 when suffering a long
fatal illness. He is born in Ireland
in his real name as Seamus Peter
O'Toole, then moved to Britain where he began his acting at age 25 as one of the young actors rising in the English stage. Performing in the 1955 play of Hamlet, at the Bristol Old Vic which gained him an tremendous ovation of applause.
Beginning his career as a movie star, Peter jump-started as part of the minor cast then was selected by British director David Lean to play the historical war figure T.E. Lawrence in the film epic of 'Lawrence of Arabia'. Peter firmly did it well and received not only outstanding praise but also an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. It also got him the immediate attention from the Americans for his unknown charms. His other well-known and some notable Oscar-nominated roles include 'Becket', 'The Lion in Winter', 'Goodbye Mr Chips', 'The Ruling Class', 'The Stunt Man', 'My Favourite Year' and 'The Last Emperor' to his more recent performances in 'Troy', 'Venus', 'Rataoullie' and 'Stardust'. In the year 2003, he earned a Honorary Award Oscar for his contributions in movie history and in 2012, he then retired from the motion picture industry of the acting class.
Here are few clips that highlighted his screen roles in two films he appeared.