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