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Peter O'Toole is a Actor British born on 2 august 1932

Peter O'Toole

Peter O'Toole
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Birth name Peter Seamus O'Toole
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 2 august 1932
Death 14 december 2013 (at 81 years)
Awards BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Academy Honorary Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Peter Seamus O'Toole (/oʊˈtuːl/; 2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013) was a British-Irish stage and film actor. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and began working in the theatre, gaining recognition as a Shakespearean actor at the Bristol Old Vic and with the English Stage Company, before making his film debut in 1959.

He achieved international recognition playing T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) for which he received his first Academy Award nomination. He received seven further Oscar nominations – for Becket (1964), The Lion in Winter (1968), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), The Ruling Class (1972), The Stunt Man (1980), My Favorite Year (1982) and Venus (2006) – and holds the record for the most Academy Award acting nominations without a win. He won four Golden Globes, a BAFTA and an Emmy, and was the recipient of a Honorary Academy Award in 2002.

Biography

While studying at RADA in the early 1950s, O'Toole was active in protesting against British involvement in the Korean War. Later, in the 1960s, he was an active opponent of the Vietnam War. He played a role in the creation of the current form of the well-known folksong "Carrickfergus" which he related to Dominic Behan, who put it in print and made a recording in the mid-1960s.

In 1959, he married Welsh actress Siân Phillips, with whom he had two daughters: actress Kate and Patricia. They were divorced in 1979. Phillips later said in two autobiographies that O'Toole had subjected her to mental cruelty, largely fuelled by drinking, and was subject to bouts of extreme jealousy when she finally left him for a younger lover.



O'Toole and his girlfriend, model Karen Brown, had a son, Lorcan Patrick O'Toole (born 17 March 1983), when O'Toole was fifty years old. Lorcan, now an actor, was a pupil at Harrow School, boarding at West Acre from 1996.

Severe illness almost ended O'Toole's life in the late 1970s. His stomach cancer was misdiagnosed as resulting from his alcoholic excess. O'Toole underwent surgery in 1976 to have his pancreas and a large portion of his stomach removed, which resulted in insulin-dependent diabetes, but caused him to stop drinking. In 1978, he nearly died from a blood disorder. He eventually recovered, however, and returned to work. He resided on the Sky Road, just outside Clifden in Connemara in County Galway, Ireland, from 1963, and at the height of his career maintained homes in Dublin, London and Paris (at the Ritz, which was where his character supposedly lived in the film How to Steal a Million). Finally, he made his home in London.

In an interview with National Public Radio in December 2006, O'Toole revealed that he knew all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets. A self-described romantic, O'Toole regarded the sonnets as among the finest collection of English poems, reading them daily. In Venus, he recites Sonnet 18 ("Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"). O'Toole wrote two memoirs. Loitering With Intent: The Child chronicles his childhood in the years leading up to World War II and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1992. His second, Loitering With Intent: The Apprentice, is about his years spent training with a cadre of friends at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. O'Toole spent parts of 2007 writing the third instalment.

O'Toole played rugby league as a child in Leeds and was also a rugby union fan, attending Five Nations matches with friends and fellow rugby fans Richard Harris, Kenneth Griffith, Peter Finch and Richard Burton. He was also a lifelong player, coach and enthusiast of cricket and a fan of Sunderland A.F.C.

O'Toole was interviewed at least three times by Charlie Rose on his eponymous talk show. In a 17 January 2007 interview, O'Toole stated that British actor Eric Porter had most influenced him, adding that the difference between actors of yesterday and today is that actors of his generation were trained for "theatre, theatre, theatre". He also believes that the challenge for the actor is "to use his imagination to link to his emotion" and that "good parts make good actors". However, in other venues (including the DVD commentary for Becket), O'Toole credited Donald Wolfit as being his most important mentor. In an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11 January 2007), O'Toole stated that actor he most enjoyed working with was Katharine Hepburn; he played Henry II to her Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Lion in Winter.

Although he lost faith in organised religion as a teenager, O'Toole expressed positive sentiments regarding the life of Jesus Christ. In an interview for The New York Times, he said "No one can take Jesus away from me... there's no doubt there was a historical figure of tremendous importance, with enormous notions. Such as peace." He called himself "a retired Christian" who prefers "an education and reading and facts" to faith. In the last decade of his life, he played "Samuel" in One Night with the King (2006) as well as a minor role as "Father Christopher" in For Greater Glory: the True Story of Cristiada (2012).

Best films

Ratatouille (2007)
(Actor)
Troy (2004)
(Actor)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
(Actor)
The Last Emperor (1987)
(Actor)
Caligula (1979)
(Actor)
The Lion in Winter (1968)
(Actor)

Usually with

Robin Gregory
Robin Gregory
(6 films)
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
(1 films)
Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Peter O'Toole (72 films)

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Actor

Cristiada
Cristiada (2012)
, 2h25
Directed by Dean Wright
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films about religion
Actors Andy García, Eva Longoria, Eduardo Verástegui, Peter O'Toole, Bruce Greenwood, Oscar Isaac
Roles Father Christopher
Rating65% 3.2991953.2991953.2991953.2991953.299195
The film opens with screen titles describing the anti-Catholic provisions of the 1917 Constitution of Mexico. Civil war erupts when newly elected Mexican president, Plutarco Elías Calles (Rubén Blades), begins a violent and relentless crackdown against the country's Catholic faithful. The film depicts the carnage by showing churches being set on fire, Catholic priests murdered and countless faithful peasants killed, then having their bodies publicly hang on telegraph poles as a warning to others.
Eldorado
Eldorado (2012)

Directed by Richard Driscoll
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Musical, Western
Themes Transport films, Musical films, Road movies, Comedy horror films
Actors Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Steve Guttenberg, Richard Driscoll, Peter O'Toole
Roles Narrator
Rating27% 1.3660451.3660451.3660451.3660451.366045
The Stranger, a tall striking creature dressed in white sets into motions a series of events whilst reciting the Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Eldorado", which will have an effect on those heading towards the mythical city. The evening was going to be a normal Blues Brothers tribute gig for Oliver and Stanley Rosenblum, The Jews Brothers at a local Bar Mitzvah, but things were not going to go to plan for Stan and Ollie. After being wrongly sent to entertain the annual conference of Neo Nazi's instead of the stripper, which was sent to the Bar Mitzvah by their inept Manager JJ. The Jews Brothers are chased out of town by the head of the Californian Chapter of Neo Nazi's General Zwick, and after contacting their agent JJ who makes amends for the mix up by sending the boys and the stripper Lesley Dean to do a show at the Eldorado Festival.
Christmas Cottage, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Jared Padalecki, Peter O'Toole, Marcia Gay Harden, Aaron Ashmore, Chelan Simmons, Richard Burgi
Roles Glen
Rating64% 3.2489253.2489253.2489253.2489253.248925
Un étudiant revient dans son village et découvre que sa mère est couverte de dettes. Pour la sauver, il accepte de peindre une gigantesque fresque représentant le village et ses habitants.
Dean Spanley, 1h40
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about religion
Actors Jeremy Northam, Peter O'Toole, Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Judy Parfitt, Dudley Sutton
Roles Fisk Senior
Rating71% 3.59813.59813.59813.59813.5981
The screenplay is an adaptation of fantasy author Lord Dunsany's My Talks with Dean Spanley, a 14-chapter novella published in 1936. It is set in Edwardian England.
Ratatouille, 1h51
Directed by Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Cooking films, Films about the labor movement, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Janeane Garofalo, Peter O'Toole, Brian Dennehy
Roles Anton Ego (voice)
Rating79% 3.997043.997043.997043.997043.99704
Remy is an idealistic and ambitious young rat, gifted with highly developed senses of taste and smell. Inspired by his idol, the recently deceased chef Auguste Gusteau, Remy dreams of becoming a cook himself. When an old woman sees his clan, they are forced to abandon their home; Remy is separated from them as a result of the woman's gunshots. He ends up in the sewers of Paris and eventually finds himself at a skylight overlooking the kitchen of Gusteau's restaurant.
Stardust
Stardust (2007)
, 2h7
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Superhero films, Steampunk films
Actors Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Mark Strong
Roles King of Stormhold
Rating76% 3.8477853.8477853.8477853.8477853.847785
A village lies near a gap in a stone wall bordering the magical kingdom of Stormhold. The gap is guarded constantly but Dunstan Thorn manages to go through and meets an enslaved princess, Una. She offers him a glass snowdrop in exchange for a kiss. Nine months later, the Wall Guard delivers a baby to Dunstan, saying his name is Tristan.
Venus
Venus (2006)
, 1h35
Directed by Roger Michell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Peter O'Toole, Leslie Phillips, Jodie Whittaker, Richard Griffiths, Philip Fox, Vanessa Redgrave
Roles Maurice
Rating70% 3.548323.548323.548323.548323.54832
The plot concerns Maurice (Peter O'Toole), an elderly actor who finds himself increasingly attracted to his friend Ian's great-niece Jessie (Jodie Whittaker) while simultaneously finding himself in deteriorating health due to prostate cancer. Maurice's friend describes the great-niece as a trouble maker and a nuisance, but Maurice discovers that Jessie warms up to him when he starts interacting with her. He takes her to the National Gallery in London to view his favourite painting, the Rokeby Venus, by the Spanish artist Diego Velázquez.
One Night with the King, 2h3
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Tiffany Dupont, John Rhys-Davies, John Noble, Luke Goss, Omar Sharif, James Callis
Roles Samuel, the Prophet
Rating63% 3.150013.150013.150013.150013.15001
The movie is set in Susa, Persia (now Iran). King Xerxes holds a great feast for all the people to attend. Hadassah (the main protagonist) longs to go to Jerusalem to see the Holy Land and prepares to leave with the caravan along with her friend, Jesse. They stop by the King's feast before he goes marching to war to avenge his father’s death. Hadassah and Jesse witness the King summoning Queen Vashti. Queen Vashti was opposed to the war, desiring King Xerxes to enhance his kingdom instead. She holds her own feast in protest to the war. When the king summons her to his own feast, she refuses to come stating, "I am queen, and I will not lower my dignity. Or shame my crown by wearing it before your drunk, and thinly veiled war council". Because of this, King Xerxes is advised to banish her and select a more worthy queen.
Mystic India, 40minutes
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary
Actors Peter O'Toole
Roles Narrador
Rating77% 3.871173.871173.871173.871173.87117
Nilkanth walked 12,000 kilometers around the Indian subcontinent over a span of 7 years. His journey took him through the "dense jungles, fertile plains, majestic mountains, mighty rivers, and peaceful coastlines" of India. This journey included the exploration of “India’s silent spirituality” and its appropriation as a "mystic land of meditation, contemplation and enlightenment."
Lassie
Lassie (2005)
, 1h39
Directed by Charles Sturridge
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jonathan Mason, Peter O'Toole, Samantha Morton, John Lynch, Peter Dinklage, Edward Fox
Roles The Duke
Rating66% 3.3482353.3482353.3482353.3482353.348235
Sam Carraclough, a miner who struggles to earn enough money to feed his family, sells the family's collie, Lassie, to the Duke of Rudling, leaving his young son heartbroken over the loss of his canine companion. The film follows Lassie on the collie's 500-mile journey from the Duke of Rudling's estate in the Scottish Highlands to the Carraclough home.
Troy
Troy (2004)
, 2h43
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films based on mythology, Poésie, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Political films, Adaptation d'un poème, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Peter O'Toole, Rose Byrne
Roles Priam
Rating71% 3.5988453.5988453.5988453.5988453.598845
The opening scene shows the troops of Agamemnon of Mycenae ready to fight against the troops of Triopas of Thessaly. Afterwards, Prince Hector of Troy and his younger brother Paris negotiate a peace treaty with Menelaus, king of Sparta, and celebrate the end of a long and bloody war. Paris, however, is having a secret love affair with Menelaus' wife, Queen Helen, and smuggles her aboard their homebound vessel, much to Hector's fury, as this could lead to war between Troy and Greece. Upon learning of this, Menelaus meets with his elder brother, King Agamemnon of Greece, and asks his help in taking Troy. Agamemnon, who has wanted to conquer Troy for a long time, agrees, since it will give him control of the Aegean Sea. On King Nestor's advice, Agamemnon has Odysseus, King of Ithaca, persuade Achilles to join them. Achilles, who strongly dislikes Agamemnon and his ways, initially refuses, but eventually decides to go after his mother, Thetis, tells him that though he will die, he will be forever remembered.
Imperium: Augustus, 3h20
Directed by Roger Young
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Peter O'Toole, Vittoria Belvedere, Charlotte Rampling, Benjamin Sadler, Ken Duken, Gottfried John
Roles Augustus Caesar
Rating64% 3.2488053.2488053.2488053.2488053.248805
Augustus is on his death bed. He looks back on his life to a conversation he had with his beloved daughter, Julia. After an attempt on Augustus' life, he is shocked to learn his closest friend and Julia's husband Marcus Agrippa is dead. Livia suggests that for the safety of Rome, her stepdaughter Julia should marry her son Tiberius. Her reluctance to marry Tiberius causes Augustus to sit down and tell her the story of how he became the emperor of Rome.