Peter O'Toole | 1932 - 2013
Actor Peter O’Toole, the swashbuckling star who received eight Academy Award nominations over a distinguished film career, died Saturday in London. O’Toole was 81. Full obituary: Peter O'Toole, 'Lawrence of Arabia' star, dies at 81 Appreciation: O'Toole's personality was big enough to fit his roles
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Movies about TV. The big screen takes on all of the problems and foibles of the small screen…seems fair, since I did three posts about the best movies about movies. Let’s look at the be…
Best Actor 1982: Peter O'Toole in My Favorite Year
Peter O'Toole received his seventh Oscar nomination for portraying washed up movie star Alan Swann in My Favorite Year. My Favorite Year is unfortunately not that funny of a comedy the lead that is not O'Toole gets rather annoying, but there still is O'Toole to make the film enjoyable enough. Peter O'Toole plays Alan Swann a Erroll Flynn esque movie star who is past his prime and allows his vices to get the best of him quite easily. Peter O'Toole as soon he walks on seem right for the part…
My Favorite Year (1982)
It is 1954, and the larger-than-life, swahbuckling movie star Alan Swann is set to make his first television appearance on the hugely popular show, The Comedy Cavalcade. Given Swann's reputation as a wild, unpredictable alcoholic, the producers give their new writer, young Benjy Stone, the job of babysitting Swann and getting him to the show on time and sober. The experience is far more stressful than Benjy expected, but after some adventures, he and Swann both learn some valuable lessons…
Photo Flash: Remembering Peter O'Toole
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, legendary actor and 8-time Academy Award nominee Peter O'Toole has died on December 14 in London at the age of 81. Last year, O'Toole announced that his lustrous stage and screen career would be coming to an end with his retirement. Below, BroadwayWorld remembers the legendary actor.