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(Starpulse)   Peter O'Toole announces his retirement from acting. In related news, Peter O'Toole still alive   (starpulse.com) divider line 68
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2012-07-10 05:26:34 PM
Last of the Hellraisers. Good luck to him.
 
2012-07-10 08:42:46 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-10 08:48:12 PM
That's a rough looking 79
 
2012-07-10 08:51:25 PM
I really thought he was dead because he looks like my 97 year old grandfather who is still alive. Grandpa didn't drink... can't say the same for Peter.
 
2012-07-10 08:52:38 PM

Lionel Mandrake: That's a rough looking 79


But a damn well-lived one.
 
2012-07-10 08:54:15 PM
Best of luck to you, best stage name in the business guy.

I guess Cock O'Shaft wouldn't haven't gotten past anyone.
 
2012-07-10 09:21:55 PM
Lawrence of Arabia was farking awesome. Got to see it on the big screen too (almost 30 years after it came out).

Good luck diphallically named one!
 
2012-07-10 10:01:29 PM
Probably just having a rest between bars.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-10 10:06:50 PM
www.nerdfitness.com

"You movie buffs might likes this - both of his names are slang for penis."
 
2012-07-10 10:10:52 PM
He actually looks older than 79. Still, dude had a great career. Cheers.
 
2012-07-10 10:37:56 PM
Then he's the greatest man who ever BREATHED!
 
2012-07-10 10:48:41 PM

Lionel Mandrake: That's a rough looking 79


farking alcoholism, how does it work?

//I've seen people in their 50's that look worse.
 
2012-07-10 10:50:27 PM
fark. Well, there goes my spec script for King Ralph 2.
 
2012-07-10 11:20:20 PM
His time has come. It is written.
 
2012-07-11 12:26:33 AM

Lionel Mandrake: [www.nerdfitness.com image 320x400]

"You movie buffs might likes this - both of his names are slang for penis."


"Did you ever notice that Peter O'Toole has a doubly phallic name?"
minaretmuse.files.wordpress.com
Letter from Groucho Marx to Dick Cavett.
 
2012-07-11 04:40:12 AM
Looking at IMDB, he's been keeping busy, and still has 4 more films coming out. Impressive.

Yeah, he can retire if he wants to.
 
2012-07-11 04:40:52 AM
Farking Arabia.
 
2012-07-11 04:50:11 AM
Way to give up on your quest for an Oscar, loser.

How does it feel to have less commitment than freaking Three 6 Mafia?
 
2012-07-11 05:08:43 AM
His delivery of the angry rant in The Lion in Winter is just an all time classic.

My life, when it is written, will read better than it lived. Henry Fitz-Empress, first Plantagenet, a king at twenty-one, the ablest soldier of an able time. He led men well, he cared for justice when he could and ruled, for thirty years, a state as great as Charlemagne's. He married out of love, a woman out of legend. Not in Alexandria, or Rome, or Camelot has there been such a queen. She bore him many children. But no sons. King Henry had no sons. He had three whiskered things but he disowned them. You're not mine! We're not connected! I deny you! None of you will get my crown, I leave you nothing and I wish you plague! May all your children breach and die!
 
2012-07-11 05:09:50 AM

stoli n coke: Way to give up on your quest for an Oscar, loser.

How does it feel to have less commitment than freaking Three 6 Mafia?


Hey he's oscar nominated, which isn't too shabby. It puts him in the same class as "Click" starring Adam Sandler.
 
2012-07-11 05:16:43 AM

DamnYankees: His delivery of the angry rant in The Lion in Winter is just an all time classic.

My life, when it is written, will read better than it lived. Henry Fitz-Empress, first Plantagenet, a king at twenty-one, the ablest soldier of an able time. He led men well, he cared for justice when he could and ruled, for thirty years, a state as great as Charlemagne's. He married out of love, a woman out of legend. Not in Alexandria, or Rome, or Camelot has there been such a queen. She bore him many children. But no sons. King Henry had no sons. He had three whiskered things but he disowned them. You're not mine! We're not connected! I deny you! None of you will get my crown, I leave you nothing and I wish you plague! May all your children breach and die!


Link
 
2012-07-11 05:25:44 AM
I wonder what he thought of the robot in Prometheus...
 
2012-07-11 05:33:57 AM
He was in "Stardust", which was just awful.
 
2012-07-11 05:56:34 AM

Myria: I wonder what he thought of the robot in Prometheus...


They should have cast him as Peter Weyland.
 
2012-07-11 06:05:50 AM
He's retirin' before it's too late. This is a sign from above.

/he's standin' there with his dork in his hand...
//rip petere otool
 
2012-07-11 06:09:32 AM
Well, he does have an "honorary" Oscar for lifetime achievement. So that's something.
 
2012-07-11 06:32:01 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

One of my all-time "movies you probably haven't seen, but should". If there's one film where the whole thing depends on one great performance, it's that.
 
2012-07-11 06:40:44 AM
Squirt?

images.wikia.com
 
2012-07-11 06:47:53 AM
He has always been my favorite actor.
 
2012-07-11 07:03:21 AM

farkeruk: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x350]

One of my all-time "movies you probably haven't seen, but should". If there's one film where the whole thing depends on one great performance, it's that.


content.internetvideoarchive.com

"I'm NOT an actor! I'm a MOVIE STAR!"
 
2012-07-11 07:08:50 AM
His best speech ever.
 
2012-07-11 07:18:33 AM

lohphat: His best speech ever.


Dammit. Here's the full speech.
 
2012-07-11 08:19:25 AM

LonMead: farkeruk: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x350]

One of my all-time "movies you probably haven't seen, but should". If there's one film where the whole thing depends on one great performance, it's that.

[content.internetvideoarchive.com image 320x240]

"I'm NOT an actor! I'm a MOVIE STAR!"


Excellent movie - O'Toole makes it, certainly, but the script is full of fun.

Woman in lady's room: "This is reserved for women!"

O'Tool, unzipping: "Madam, so is this - but right now I have to run some water through it."

Woman: "Ohhhh . . . . "
 
2012-07-11 08:50:11 AM

GGracie: I really thought he was dead because he looks like my 97 year old grandfather who is still alive. Grandpa didn't drink... can't say the same for Peter.


Peter apparently hasn't had a drink since the late 70s, when they removed part of his liver and he almost died (or vice versa).
 
2012-07-11 08:53:24 AM
Great actor. Loved him in Venus - seemed like he was just enjoying himself.
 
2012-07-11 09:00:39 AM

OldManDownDRoad: LonMead: farkeruk: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x350]

One of my all-time "movies you probably haven't seen, but should". If there's one film where the whole thing depends on one great performance, it's that.

[content.internetvideoarchive.com image 320x240]

"I'm NOT an actor! I'm a MOVIE STAR!"

Excellent movie - O'Toole makes it, certainly, but the script is full of fun.

Woman in lady's room: "This is reserved for women!"

O'Tool, unzipping: "Madam, so is this - but right now I have to run some water through it."

Woman: "Ohhhh . . . . "


I loved that movie!
 
2012-07-11 09:06:11 AM

DamnYankees: Myria: I wonder what he thought of the robot in Prometheus...

They should have cast him as Peter Weyland.


Fun as that would be, it would seem arrogant with all the LoA references.
 
2012-07-11 09:08:19 AM

DamnYankees: His delivery of the angry rant in The Lion in Winter is just an all time classic.


The funny thing is, my first experience seeing O'Toole was in Lawrence of Arabia, so I had this idea of him as kind of a prissy, poncy actor. Dumbass me, that was his characterization of T.E Lawrence. His performance as the Archetypical Hairy Man with the King Henry character was awesome. And the script and cast were so amazing that The Lion in Winter is one of my all-time favorites. When I think of Petyr Baelish, aka Littlefinger, from The Song of Ice and Fire, I immediately think of John Castle as Geoffrey.
 
2012-07-11 09:12:23 AM

Wayne 985: Fun as that would be, it would seem arrogant with all the LoA references.


Arrogant? Maybe. But it would be awesome, and nobody would need to cake him with makeup to appear old.
 
2012-07-11 09:25:56 AM
i50.tinypic.com

Ready to take his place.
 
2012-07-11 09:51:00 AM

farkeruk: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x350]

One of my all-time "movies you probably haven't seen, but should". If there's one film where the whole thing depends on one great performance, it's that.


Thanks, I'll check that one out.

My Peter O'Toole movie that you probably haven't seen, but should is "Murphy's War".
 
2012-07-11 09:53:46 AM

bark_atda_moon: farkeruk: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x350]

One of my all-time "movies you probably haven't seen, but should". If there's one film where the whole thing depends on one great performance, it's that.

Thanks, I'll check that one out.

My Peter O'Toole movie that you probably haven't seen, but should is "Murphy's War".


Yeah, that's another unjustly forgotten movie and well worth the trouble to find it.

For you aviation buffs, it also stars a Grumman J2F Duck.
 
2012-07-11 10:00:36 AM
No love for The Ruling Class? It's a bit long and a bit thin at parts... but damned if the better sequences don't make up for it. A sample, but not particularly a best or not best part.
 
2012-07-11 10:03:41 AM

OldManDownDRoad: LonMead: farkeruk: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x350]

One of my all-time "movies you probably haven't seen, but should". If there's one film where the whole thing depends on one great performance, it's that.

[content.internetvideoarchive.com image 320x240]

"I'm NOT an actor! I'm a MOVIE STAR!"

Excellent movie - O'Toole makes it, certainly, but the script is full of fun.

Woman in lady's room: "This is reserved for women!"

O'Tool, unzipping: "Madam, so is this - but right now I have to run some water through it."

Woman: "Ohhhh . . . . "


That happened when Alan Swann, O'Toole's character, accidentally goes into the women's restroom instead of the men's. The actual line (delivered by Selma Diamond, who played the original lady bailiff in Night Court) is:

"This is for ladies only!"

O'Toole: "So is this madam, but every once in a while I have to run a little water through it."

The woman considers the answer and sort of shrugs and walks off.

Truly one of the best comedies ever filmed, and nobody could have pulled off the Alan Swann character better than Peter O'Toole.
 
2012-07-11 10:26:31 AM
Meanwhile, Christopher Lee is still acting at 90 and can kick all your asses
 
2012-07-11 10:34:38 AM
I always thought he should have been cast as Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movie series.
 
2012-07-11 10:53:58 AM

JoeJitsu: OldManDownDRoad: LonMead: farkeruk: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x350]

One of my all-time "movies you probably haven't seen, but should". If there's one film where the whole thing depends on one great performance, it's that.

[content.internetvideoarchive.com image 320x240]

"I'm NOT an actor! I'm a MOVIE STAR!"

Excellent movie - O'Toole makes it, certainly, but the script is full of fun.

Woman in lady's room: "This is reserved for women!"

O'Tool, unzipping: "Madam, so is this - but right now I have to run some water through it."

Woman: "Ohhhh . . . . "

That happened when Alan Swann, O'Toole's character, accidentally goes into the women's restroom instead of the men's. The actual line (delivered by Selma Diamond, who played the original lady bailiff in Night Court) is:

"This is for ladies only!"

O'Toole: "So is this madam, but every once in a while I have to run a little water through it."

The woman considers the answer and sort of shrugs and walks off.

Truly one of the best comedies ever filmed, and nobody could have pulled off the Alan Swann character better than Peter O'Toole.


" I haven't performed in front of an audience for twenty-eight years! I played a butler. I HAD ONE LINE! I FORGOT IT!

You'll also want to check out The Stunt Man.
ihnatko.com

"If God could do the tricks that we can do he'd be a happy man!"
 
2012-07-11 11:01:30 AM

JoeJitsu: OldManDownDRoad: LonMead: farkeruk: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x350]

One of my all-time "movies you probably haven't seen, but should". If there's one film where the whole thing depends on one great performance, it's that.

[content.internetvideoarchive.com image 320x240]

"I'm NOT an actor! I'm a MOVIE STAR!"

Excellent movie - O'Toole makes it, certainly, but the script is full of fun.

Woman in lady's room: "This is reserved for women!"

O'Tool, unzipping: "Madam, so is this - but right now I have to run some water through it."

Woman: "Ohhhh . . . . "

That happened when Alan Swann, O'Toole's character, accidentally goes into the women's restroom instead of the men's. The actual line (delivered by Selma Diamond, who played the original lady bailiff in Night Court) is:

"This is for ladies only!"

O'Toole: "So is this madam, but every once in a while I have to run a little water through it."

The woman considers the answer and sort of shrugs and walks off.

Truly one of the best comedies ever filmed, and nobody could have pulled off the Alan Swann character better than Peter O'Toole.


Here's a dollar

/for accordian lessons
 
2012-07-11 11:02:16 AM
Any new actor with a name like that would be in porn today.
 
2012-07-11 11:20:16 AM

LonMead: JoeJitsu: OldManDownDRoad: LonMead: farkeruk: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x350]

One of my all-time "movies you probably haven't seen, but should". If there's one film where the whole thing depends on one great performance, it's that.

[content.internetvideoarchive.com image 320x240]

"I'm NOT an actor! I'm a MOVIE STAR!"

Excellent movie - O'Toole makes it, certainly, but the script is full of fun.

Woman in lady's room: "This is reserved for women!"

O'Tool, unzipping: "Madam, so is this - but right now I have to run some water through it."

Woman: "Ohhhh . . . . "

That happened when Alan Swann, O'Toole's character, accidentally goes into the women's restroom instead of the men's. The actual line (delivered by Selma Diamond, who played the original lady bailiff in Night Court) is:

"This is for ladies only!"

O'Toole: "So is this madam, but every once in a while I have to run a little water through it."

The woman considers the answer and sort of shrugs and walks off.

Truly one of the best comedies ever filmed, and nobody could have pulled off the Alan Swann character better than Peter O'Toole.

" I haven't performed in front of an audience for twenty-eight years! I played a butler. I HAD ONE LINE! I FORGOT IT!

You'll also want to check out The Stunt Man.
[ihnatko.com image 480x361]

"If God could do the tricks that we can do he'd be a happy man!"


Oh hells yes. I'd forgotten about that. Excellent flick. Steven Railsback (whatever happened to him) and Barbara Hershey as well.

Hmmm, need to add that to my queue.
 
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