Peter O’Toole, the consummate English actor, whose charm and effortless grace endeared him to generations of film audiences, has died in a hospital in London after a long battle with stomach cancer, reports ABC News. He was 81
The actor may best be remembered for his role in Lawrence of Arabia, playing the titular character with a tongue in cheek confidence which netted O’Toole superstardom. He followed that up with with other key characters in The Lion in Winter; the swashbuckling alcoholic charismatic actor who becomes a deer in the headlights as he’s forced to accept performing on 1950’s live television in My Favorite Year; and especially The Stunt Man, in which if Robert De Niro hadn’t turned in an equally dazzling performance that same year in Raging Bull (which won him the Oscar), O’Toole would have netted Academy Gold. In fact, O’Toole never won a Best Actor Oscar Award proper, after being nominated for the Tinseltown prize eight times. In 2003, however, the honorary Oscar was bestowed upon the charismatic actor.
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A while back a trailer for the restored 50th anniversary edition of Lawrence of Arabiawas released, and with it came word that the movie would also likely be getting a theatrical re-released in celebration of the milestone.
The theatrical re-release has since been confirmed, but it won’t be an extended run. It won’t even be two days. For one day and one day only this Thursday, October 4th, at 7:00 p.m. local the classic movie will return to select theaters in all its restored glory.
Continue reading to find out what theater near you will be screening the Lawrence of Arabia 50th anniversary restored edition, and to see a TV spot.
I’m sure that there are many films that people wish they could have watched on the big screen, but couldn’t do so because they missed the theatrical run or they just weren’t born when it was released. I put myself in the category of “wasn’t born when it was released” for David Lean‘s Lawrence of Arabia, starring Peter O’ Toole as the titular character. I remember watching that movie in junior high school, and now it seems like I will get my chance to watch it on the big screen when it will be released in a 4K restoration presentation later this Fall.
Now there is a trailer to display that glory. Check it out here below.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have put Robert Pattinson and Lawrence of Arabia in the same sentence. Well today is the day that wild and crazy dream comes true, because Pattinson is now attached to play T.E. Lawrence, a.k.a. Lawrence of Arabia, in Werner Herzog‘s Gertrude Bell biopic, Queen of the Desert.
Pattinson will co-star alongside Naomi Watts, who will play Bell. The movie will chronicle the history of Bell, who was a woman of many skills which included a writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attache for the British Empire.