View Full Version : non-RIP Peter O'Toole

07-11-2012, 09:06 AM
We have, unfortunately, too many RIP threads posted here, most recently for Ernest Borgnine. Here is an alternative worth mentioning: Peter O'Toole has announced retirement from acting:


Fine actor, long career, to be celebrated. Everyone remembers him for Lawrence of Arabia, justifiably, but my favorite movie performance was Lord Jim, one of the better adaptations of a classic novel I've ever seen (great stuff from James Mason and Eli Wallach in this one, too).

I got to see a one-man show, live, of O'Toole about ten years ago, and it was a thorough pleasure. Enjoy your retirement, Mr. O'Toole, you've earned every moment of it, with the full understanding that you have provided the public with the best you had, and that is plenty fine.


07-11-2012, 10:04 AM
An incredible journey comes to an end. Viva Peter!

07-11-2012, 10:14 AM
I think his performance in My Favorite Year is wonderful.

07-11-2012, 10:35 AM
He was wonderful as an eccentric curmudgeon in DEAN SPANLEY in recent years.


Calla Lily
07-11-2012, 03:43 PM
Seconding My Favorite Year. I loved his curmudgeon in Phantoms, too. Heck, I enjoyed almost everything he did. He will be missed.

07-11-2012, 03:54 PM
Another vote for My Favorite Year, though The Lion in Winter is my all time favorite movie.

He also gave one of the most memorable quotes that I adore, "I look as if I have lived the life I've lived."

Hope he lives long enough to enjoy a long retirement.