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Peter Otoole

Cinema's Hidden Pearls: Part I

Alex Simon | Posted 06.27.2016 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Hidden pearls exist in the world of movies, as well: films that, in spite of being brilliantly crafted and executed, never got the audience they deserved beyond a cult following.

Trending Ruin: Just in Time for CBS' The Dovekeepers, My Mother and I Visit Masada

David Munk | Posted 05.30.2015 | Entertainment
David Munk

For those of you who may have forgotten the O'Toole film or missed the last week's documentary, Masada is an ancient fortress located between the Dead Sea and the Judean desert. Though that sounds a bit academic, there is nothing at all dry or boring about Masada. Herod's temple is breathtaking in scope and scale.

Birdman's Oscar-Winning Writer, Alex Dinelaris, Scores Hat-Trick With Upcoming Broadway Musical and Starz TV Series

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Melody Breyer-Grell

I caught up with Alex some three months ago on the cusp of "the awards show season."

William Shakespeare at 450

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

How can any of us find the words to wish a happy 450th birthday to the single most significant, elegant, funny, wise and human writer ever to use the English language? That's what I, and countless others, have thought and think of Shakespeare.

Peter O'Toole and Sid Caesar: Two Fallen Redwoods

Dennis Palumbo | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Dennis Palumbo

O'Toole and Caesar were larger than life personalities. Famous for their struggles with alcohol, they were willing to live life on their own terms -- even when the consequences caused them more grief than glory.

Why Leonardo DiCaprio Deserves the Oscar: It's About Time, Don't You Think?

Michael Russnow | Posted 04.19.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

For all these reasons, and not just one, I'm going against the grain of what appears to be the general consensus and strongly suggest that Leonardo DiCaprio deserves the Oscar this year for The Wolf of Wall Street, even more than favorite Matthew McConaughey.

8 Amazing Places Made Famous by Lawrence of Arabia

minube | Posted 02.17.2014 | Travel

As film lovers the world over mourn the passing of Peter O'Toole, many of us are taking the time to revisit one of the legendary actor's greatest works: Lawrence of Arabia, a film whose adventurous spirit and exotic locales also inspired scores of travelers to seek out their own life-changing voyages.

Peter O'Toole Before Lawrence of Arabia

Jane Isay | Posted 02.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jane Isay

His posture, his diction, his height -- what a presence. We understood why he was being called the next Laurence Olivier.

Ireland's Favorite Loiterer

Aaron Vallely | Posted 02.15.2014 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

A raconteur, a bon viveur, a perfect bastard, an embellisher, a shameless womaniser, a graceful chatterbox, a part-time monster and a part-time saint, he was also a master of his craft and he earned the status of artistic genius. Inside him he had slices of Joyce, quarts of Wilde, bits of Behan, slaps of Shaw, and remnants of Yeats.

A Mighty Oak Falls: A Tribute to Peter O'Toole and His Best Films

John Farr | Posted 02.14.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Today every classic movie fan mourns the death of Peter O'Toole at 81. The spirit of mischievous exuberance he brought to his life -- and all his roles -- somehow made me believe he could never die, even when you could see the smoking and drinking had taken its toll on his once startling good looks.

A Look Back At Peter O'Toole's Most Iconic Movie Roles

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.16.2013 | Entertainment

Hollywood lost one of its legends on Sunday when Peter O'Toole died at age 81. Best known for the titular role in 1962's "Lawrence of Arabia," O'Toole...

Actor Peter O'Toole Dies At 81

Posted 01.25.2014 | Celebrity

Actor Peter O'Toole, who found stardom in 1962 playing T. E. Lawrence in "Lawrence of Arabia," has died, BBC News reports. He was 81. O'Toole, wh...

Am I God, or Is It Me on Facebook?

David Sable | Posted 07.20.2013 | Media
David Sable

"How many of you have 500 friends or more? 750 or more? More than 1,000? Okay -- if you have more than 2,000, keep your hands up. Now, how many of them will pick you up at the airport?"

For St. Patrick's Day, the Best Drinking Movies Ever Made

John Farr | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I love St. Patrick's Day. It's so inclusive. By that I mean that though it's a bona fide religious holiday, you don't need to be particularly pious to enjoy it. Wishing everyone a safe and (reasonably) responsible holiday, I present my own candidates for the top drinking movies of all time.

Bond at 50: Skyfall's Notable Premiere Harkens Back to Bond's Late Imperial Beginnings

William Bradley | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The Bond film franchise returns to celebrate its 50th anniversary with Skyfall. Daniel Craig is the best actor to play Bond. He is highly credible in the action sequences, while bringing depth, darkness, decency and a dry humor to the role.

Peter O' Toole Retires. We'll See About That. But, Ah Yes, I Remember Him Well

Liz Smith | Posted 09.12.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

Mr. O'Toole is only 79, still frisky as far as I am concerned, but he insists "It is time for me to chuck in the sponge...the heart has gone out of it for me."

WATCH: Peter O'Toole's Best Moments

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.11.2012 | Fifty

"Always a bridesmaid, never a bride, my foot!" legendary actor Peter O'Toole exclaimed during the 75th Academy Awards. Though O'Toole has received eig...

Peter O'Toole Retires

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Entertainment

Peter O'Toole, legendary star of stage and screen, has announced his retirement from acting, just shy of his 80th birthday. "It is time for me to c...

Omar Sharif: The Last Great Arab Movie Star?

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.14.2012 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Sharif is wonderfully evasive and refuses to say anything that can be used as a slogan for institutions or to promote an organization.

A Whole New Kind of "Stunt Man"

Brad Schreiber | Posted 08.07.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

With the release of Richard Rush's landmark film The Stunt Man on DVD and Blu-Ray, I've reposted a piece on Rush I wrote for Entertainment Today in 20...

Thoughts on The King's Speech, and Other Royal Entries

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Notwithstanding Colin Firth's astonishing performance, the film's genius lies in its being decidedly old-fashioned. Here is a sampling of my favorite titles which concern the venerable throne of England.

Honorary Academy Awards: Memo to Tom Sherak, the Separate Ceremony Is a Travesty!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Motion Picture Academy does an injustice, not only to the recipients but to their fans, by continuing its new policy of presenting honorary Oscars at a special function in November instead of the ceremony next February.

The Oscars a Mixed Bag: Kudos for Bringing Back And the Winner Is

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The 82nd Academy Awards on ABC was a mixed bag. It was a tepid start, but eventually picked up steam heading for the finish line.