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8 Movies of the Late Great Peter O’Toole

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To remember the late Peter O’Toole we give you a small gallery of some of his greatest films. Remember that they can’t all be Lawrence of Arabia.

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Lawrence of Arabia came out in 1962, relatively early in his career. Pretty great to have a career defining moment when you’re thirty years old.

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What’s New Pussycat was Woody Allen’s first big script and starred the charismatic star. With a cast that included Peter Sellers and Richard Burton you get the best of the 60s, plus Peter O’Toole in his prime, chewing up the scenery.

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Lord Jim features Mr. O’Toole as the title character. As Jim he is quite the penitent coward, a great characteristic for a coward.

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Peter O’Toole joined forces with Audrey Hepburn in How to Steal a Million. A romantic comedy about art forgery, an often looked over genre.

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The Stunt Man features Peter O’Toole as a filmmaker that is aiding a fugitive from the law. A great way to help the police is to hire a criminal and hide him from investigators.

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The Last Emperor features Peter O’Toole as a teacher to Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China. A great film if you enjoy China and its time with the emperors.

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King Ralph, from 1991, is about John Goodman becoming the King of England. Mr. O’Toole is there to transform Ralph into a King, pretty funny and original stuff.

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Phantoms may have gotten a bad rap because it’s a pretty awful film. Through its awfulness you can get glimpses of a great actor that really is above all of it.

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