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Peter O'Toole

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“Films were never in my budget. Didn’t occur to me till much later. I hoped for a long, good life, which I`ve had and I`m having as an actor. I didn`t expect the rest.”

 

Biography

The legendary Irish-born thespian Peter O’Toole proves that when an actor is faced with a bitter personal crisis and struggles with addiction, spirit and determination can often lead to a forceful “third act” in that performer’s career that rivals anything to have preceded it. Blessed with an immensity of dramatic power, the fair-haired, blue-eyed, flamboyant, and virile O’Toole chalked up one of the most formidable acting resumes of the 20th century during the 1950s and ‘60s, before experiencing an ugly bout of self-destruction in the mid-’70s that led to serious health problems, several disappointing and embarrassing roles, and the destruction of his marriage, and threatened (in the process) to bury his career. By 1980, however, O’Toole overcame his problems and resurfaced, triumphantly, as a box-office star.

O’Toole began life in Connemara, Ireland, in either 1932 or 1933 (most sources list his birthdate as August 2, 1932, though the year is occasionally disputed). His family… read more

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Roscoe

15Dec13

RIP -- one of the greats. Flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

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María, Wariaz

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Harry Rossi

15Dec13

RIP. Truly one of the giants of cinematic acting. He will be missed.

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Jameson Lee Christopher

28Apr10

Could do with Dean Spanley :D