Peter O’Toole dies at 81

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One of the all-time saddest Oscar narratives is the continued empty-handedness of legendary stage and screen actor Peter O’Toole. O’Toole died yesterday at age 81, and although he never won one of the eight competitive Academy Awards for which he was nominated, he will surely go down as one of the acting greats of his generation. Peter O’Toole leaves behind a rich filmography of some of the greatest films of the 20th century, from his star turn as T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia to his timeless Henry II in The Lion in Winter to – oddly enough – a small part in Ratatouille. Though he formally retired from the public eye several years ago, his loss is strongly felt.

Many people have seen Lawrence of Arabia, but his filmography is highly worth watching. We realize that finals are still going on, but if you have a few hours, do yourself a favor and come watch one of the many memorable performances from a film great.

StardustHU DVD 3598
RatatouilleHU DVD 3814
Lawrence of ArabiaHU DVD 3935
The Last EmperorHU DVD 4098
The Lion in WinterHU DVD 5348
BecketHU DVD 5396
TroyHU DVD 6200
VenusHU DVD 6308
MasadaHU DVD 8620
Lord JimHU DVD 10385

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