[Movies] Lawrence of Arabia Star Peter O'Toole Passes Away
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.15.2013
The legendary actor was eighty-one...
The film industry has lost one of its greats. The Guardian reports that legendary actor Peter O'Toole passed away at the age of eighty-one at the Wellington hospital in London. O'Toole had been in ill health for quite some time.
O'Toole is best remembered for his Oscar-nominated role as the titular character in Lawrence of Arabia. The film was his breakout role and he would go on to earn a total of eight nominations in his career, none of which he would win (which a record). Among his more well-known mainstream filmography are films like The Lion in Winter, Goodbye, Mr. Chips and My Favorite Year.
O'Toole was no stranger to genre fans either. Among other roles he appeared as Zoltar in 1984's Supergirl and played the lead role in the 1988 horror comedy High Spirits. He also had an uncredited role as Piper in Peter Sellers' James Bond 1967 parody Casino Royale.
On behalf of 411, our condolences to the family, friends and fans or Mr. O'Toole.