Perhaps the foremost actor of his time, Peter O’Toole died yesterday. As indicated by the video clip above from For Greater Glory, O’Toole never lost his skill before the camera. He catapulted to fame in Lawrence of Arabia in 1962 in the eponymous role of T.E. Lawrence.
His portrayal of Lawrence was the archetype for many other O’Toole roles: intense, a bit of humor, nervous and more than a little mad.
O’Toole was quite capable of giving a bad performance, but never an uninteresting one. I will miss him.