Peter O'Toole

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    Dec 16, 2013 5:05 AM GMT
    I can't quite believe that nobody has started a thread to mark the passing of Peter O'Toole. A hot man, in his day. A classic actor. A funny guy. And a man with a name that you could never quite believe wasn't gay porn pseudonym.

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    Dec 16, 2013 6:01 AM GMT
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    Dec 16, 2013 8:15 AM GMT
    I actually remember Peter O'Toole from his brief appearance on a show called 'Avonlea.' In my mind, he's still that character, so it's a shock to realize he was 81; and that we both grew so much older. I googled the rest of the characters from the show, and everyone has grown up so much. Wow, time flies.

    #restinpeace
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    Dec 16, 2013 9:10 AM GMT
    But life goes on.
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    Dec 16, 2013 1:14 PM GMT
    I remember seeing his daughter in one of the Bond movies...



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    Dec 16, 2013 1:38 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidI can't quite believe that nobody has started a thread to mark the passing of Peter O'Toole.

    Actually metta8 did yesterday (Sun). And I uploaded the story prior to him. But not surprisingly metta's thread started drawing the views & comments, so I deleted mine.

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  • shutoman

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    Dec 16, 2013 2:23 PM GMT
    Seeing these photos - one is drawn back to Noel Cowards comment to O'Toole 'If you'd been any prettier, it would have been "Florence of Arabia."'
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    Dec 16, 2013 2:34 PM GMT
    The hilarious finale from What's New Pussycat? This is one of those movie scenes that I hope I can recreate in real life.

    And yes, I want to be wearing Ursula Andress's outfit while doing it.

  • shutoman

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    Dec 16, 2013 2:43 PM GMT
    Sigh; Weren't the 60s fun!
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    Dec 16, 2013 3:30 PM GMT
    shutoman saidSigh; Weren't the 60s fun!

    They were for ME! I spent my entire teen years in the '60s (1962-1968 ). So much fun, like most teens find those years.

    But also crazy, traumatic, a total social upheaval that isn't fully understood today.

    In the US we had the Vietnam War, the draft, and 58,000 deaths. We had major riots in US cities for days that leveled whole communities. Assassinations were common, with JFK, RFK, MLK, Malcolm X, and others. People said civilization was ending.

    And yet, amid this apocalyptic background I found a lot of personal enjoyment. Fun among the ruins? Avoided the drug scene, I thought that self-destructive behavior. And the silly hippie fashions, and other mod fashions that came & went, were for others. I learned that the transience of the trendy was not for me.

    I remember Peter O'Toole in the '60s for Lawrence, and Becket (puzzled why that isn't being mentioned in his obits), and Lion in Winter (where O'Toole reprises his Becket role as an aging Henry II).
  • rnch

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    Dec 16, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    IDK how anyone could had done his role in "My Favorite Year" better.






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    Dec 16, 2013 3:37 PM GMT
    rnch saidIDK how anyone could had done his role in "My Favorite Year" better.
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    One of my favorite movies! While intended to be a thinly-disguised parody of Errol Flynn, the character of Alan Swann was as much Peter O'Toole himself as anyone. And maybe why he played it so well.
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    Dec 16, 2013 3:53 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]ART_DECO said...One of my favorite movies! While intended to be a thinly-disguised parody of Errol Flynn, the character of Alan Swann was as much Peter O'Toole himself as anyone. And maybe why he played it so well. [/quote]


    I recall reading reviews (at the time of the premiere) that said this also.

    Much later on I read a Peter O'Toole interview in which he confirmed this.
  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 16, 2013 8:05 PM GMT
    I always thought he was gay. I know THE Lawrence of Arabia was but I thought O'Toole was, too. No?
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    Dec 16, 2013 8:15 PM GMT
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    icon_confused.gif Not quite sure what was going on here... looks like we interrupted something.


    Lawrence of Arabia was reported to be gay but there's no way he would have been able to come out of the closet in that era of British history. The movie was trying to suggest he was gay. I think there's actually documentation in his diary where he said he was whipped by Turkish men and he found it bizarrely pleasing.
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    Dec 16, 2013 8:27 PM GMT
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    mindgarden said

    icon_confused.gif Not quite sure what was going on here... looks like we interrupted something.


    Lawrence of Arabia was reported to be gay but there's no way he would have been able to come out of the closet in that era of British history. The movie was trying to suggest he was gay. I think there's actually documentation in his diary where he said he was whipped by Turkish men and he found it bizarrely pleasing.


    Homosexuality has long been accepted in British History, it was a apart of the private boarding schools, therefor something all the upper classes where exposed to, and do you think they screamed every time someone made a move on them. It just was not written into law. Thus to do was one thing, but to go public was another. No different to having a mistress.
  • GWriter

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    Dec 16, 2013 8:59 PM GMT
    I met Peter O'Toole once!
    He was in a Broadway play, and I waited outside the stage door to have him sign my Playbill. We were there for quite a while, and he was lit up like a torch when he finally came out. But very gracious. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 16, 2013 9:06 PM GMT
    WhyWhySee said
    tru_blu_ozzie said
    ButterQuest said
    mindgarden said

    icon_confused.gif Not quite sure what was going on here... looks like we interrupted something.


    Lawrence of Arabia was reported to be gay but there's no way he would have been able to come out of the closet in that era of British history. The movie was trying to suggest he was gay. I think there's actually documentation in his diary where he said he was whipped by Turkish men and he found it bizarrely pleasing.


    Homosexuality has long been accepted in British History, it was a apart of the private boarding schools, therefor something all the upper classes where exposed to, and do you think they screamed every time someone made a move on them. It just was not written into law. Thus to do was one thing, but to go public was another. No different to having a mistress.

    Legal or not, he was a military officer, so it would have been embarrassing.


    Only if he made it public; but things still did happen. But in my 20's I was to meet a number of military guys who did go public to get out, and that was made extremely embarrassing for them, but they had the balls too endure it.
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    Dec 16, 2013 9:11 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    shutoman saidSigh; Weren't the 60s fun!

    They were for ME! I spent my entire teen years in the '60s (1962-1968 ). So much fun, like most teens find those years.



    Bobby mate. I was born in 1961 and out by 1968. To think of the fun you could of had if you had the balls to do what I did. But you would of been one of the many who would of looked down on me for being dirty and beneath you. But now I am the one who gets to look back with my head held high, and not hung in shame.
  • Lincsbear

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    Dec 16, 2013 9:49 PM GMT
    'Lawrence of Arabia' was a very good film, but my favourite of O`Toole`s was 'The Lion in Winter'.
    He and Katherine Hepburn really showed you what acting could be.
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    Dec 16, 2013 10:25 PM GMT
    WhyWhySee said
    tru_blu_ozzie said
    WhyWhySee said
    tru_blu_ozzie said
    ButterQuest said
    mindgarden said

    icon_confused.gif Not quite sure what was going on here... looks like we interrupted something.


    Lawrence of Arabia was reported to be gay but there's no way he would have been able to come out of the closet in that era of British history. The movie was trying to suggest he was gay. I think there's actually documentation in his diary where he said he was whipped by Turkish men and he found it bizarrely pleasing.


    Homosexuality has long been accepted in British History, it was a apart of the private boarding schools, therefor something all the upper classes where exposed to, and do you think they screamed every time someone made a move on them. It just was not written into law. Thus to do was one thing, but to go public was another. No different to having a mistress.

    Legal or not, he was a military officer, so it would have been embarrassing.


    Only if he made it public; but things still did happen. But in my 20's I was to meet a number of military guys who did go public to get out, and that was made extremely embarrassing for them, but they had the balls too endure it.

    It's very possible that everyone close to him knew, but it just wasn't talked about.


    You know I am open about my sexuality, albeit I don't shove it down peoples throats. It's never made a big deal of around me, as it's just the way it is, and anyone who may have an issue about it, never confronts me with it, thus i never have to deal with abuse for being a open and out homosexual, and I live out in the mainstream world.
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    Dec 16, 2013 10:39 PM GMT
    His director on Lawrence of Arabia said that if he were any prettier, he would have to have been called Florence of Arabia. icon_smile.gif

    Personally, my favorite role for him was as King Priam in Troy. When Achilles said he might kill him after he came to get his sons body, he said, "You think I fear death now?" Pretty powerful.

    Peter O'Toole rest in peace...
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    Dec 16, 2013 11:43 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidI can't quite believe that nobody has started a thread to mark the passing of Peter O'Toole. A hot man, in his day. A classic actor. A funny guy. And a man with a name that you could never quite believe wasn't gay porn pseudonym.

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    Groucho Marx once asked "Did you ever notice Peter O'Toole has a double phallic name"?
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    Dec 17, 2013 4:27 AM GMT
    Strikingly handsome,great actor and sadly a terrible alcoholic for most of his life.May he rest in peace!Ryan.