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RIP Peter O'Toole

Peter O'Toole, Exuberant From 'Lawrence' To His Last Role



Hopefully somewhere lifting a glass with Richard Burton, Richard Harris and the other great acting hellraisers of yesteryear.

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srsly_yes
Dec. 16th, 2013 06:47 pm (UTC)
Alas, and none of them won Academy Awards.

*sigh* Back in the day, I had huge crushes on all three. After fantasizing over Richard, Richard, and Peter, how can I possibly get excited over James Franco?

I met Peter O'Toole in the 90s at a book signing in San Francisco. He was dressed impeccably in a light pink dress shirt and tie. For whatever reason, he couldn't take his eyes off my husband.
karaokegal
Dec. 17th, 2013 04:48 am (UTC)
I keep thinking of this awesome QI clip---from the very first episode.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_CoggWEjeM
srsly_yes
Dec. 17th, 2013 05:33 am (UTC)
That's great!

My favorite story was told by Richard Burton about how he and O'Toole were constantly drunk while they shot Becket. O'Toole was supposed to put a ring on Burton's finger. He failed take after take. He finally decided the only way he was going to do it was by holding the finger and threading it into the ring.
joanne_c
Dec. 17th, 2013 02:27 pm (UTC)
*sputters* James Franco is compared to Burton, Harris and O'Toole? No. Just. No.
vanillafluffy
Dec. 17th, 2013 05:10 am (UTC)
Oh dear. It's not totally unexpected--he's been looking awfully frail these last few years--but it still hurts.

RIP, sweet prince....
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karaokegal
Dec. 17th, 2013 05:37 am (UTC)
Our current crop is so puny by comparison.
joanne_c
Dec. 17th, 2013 03:09 pm (UTC)
RIP to one of the many greats.

They really don't make them like him any more.
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