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Peter O´Toole, R.I.P.
American Spectator, by Matthew Walther

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Posted By:garnet, 12/16/2013 8:53:46 AM

Peter O’Toole, who died yesterday at the age of 81, was not an actor’s actor. He did not gain or lose weight for film roles or contract pneumonia wearing a shabby period overcoat on and off the set. He could not maintain his accent off-screen because he never adopted one on-screen. He did not crave acceptance from his fellows. Nor did he care about critics. He saw himself as a “professional,” a plier of a trade rather than an arbiter of high artistic standards: “I’ll accept anything—a poetry reading, television, cinema, anything that allows me to act.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MHR, 12/16/2013 9:00:07 AM     (No. 9655797)

Met him in a pub once, had a brief conversation, and I must admit he had the most magnificent blue eyes I´ve ever seen, and that includes Paul Newman´s

Quite the rogue, RIP, a very very talented actor.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tinnyanko, 12/16/2013 9:04:51 AM     (No. 9655806)

He had the most mellifluous voice. Glad he never changed it. It was perfect

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mushroom, 12/16/2013 9:04:52 AM     (No. 9655807)

One of my favorites is, well, ´´My Favorite Year´´. RIP sir.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: alliecat, 12/16/2013 9:05:44 AM     (No. 9655809)

"Come for me, Boy!" the opening lines of The Lion in Winter, Henry the 2nd (O´Toole) to his "lump" of a son, the future Bad King John....
To honor and remember O´Toole, watch this great, great movie.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 12/16/2013 9:20:45 AM     (No. 9655831)

I always try to watch The Lion in Winter between Christmas and New Years. It´s a much wittier and far better acted variation of all the too much time with the relatives modern Christmas movies. HA! What shall we hang... the holly, or each other?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: joew9, 12/16/2013 9:35:58 AM     (No. 9655864)

How To Steal A Million is one of my all time favorites. A fun caper movie. O´Toole a perfect match with Audrey Hepburn.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tnorling, 12/16/2013 11:05:48 AM     (No. 9656035)

"My Favorite Year" also, for light entertainment (and character acting). Fun to listen to his stories also, unlike the pretensious drivel you here from more modern and less talented actors about their "craft,"who wouldn´t agree at all with Katherine Hepburn´s "acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four," although I suspect O´Toole would.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: pensom2, 12/16/2013 12:26:05 PM     (No. 9656145)

I admire the honest eccentrics from any walk of life who refuse to manipulate their public image and are content to just be themselves, warts and all.

Among politicians, they´re the "anti-Obamas".

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Java D, 12/16/2013 8:49:04 PM     (No. 9656635)

Agree, #6, O´Toole was great in "How to Steal A Million", as gifted in comedy as Cary Grant. Bought the DVD just to watch his witty, droll performance.

So handsome in Lawrence of Arabia, ashame his looks went downhill from all the carousing.


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