Profile of the Day: Peter O’Toole
Today we remember Peter O’Toole, who passed away this weekend, at the age of 81. He was born in 1932, with some sources giving his birthplace as Connemara, Ireland while other’s report Leeds, England. Even O’Toole himself wasn’t sure of his birthplace or date, noting that while he accepted August 2 as his birthdate, he had a birth certificate from each country, with the Irish one giving a June 1932 birthdate.
One of Hollywood’s most highly regarded actors, O’Toole was perhaps best remembered for playing T.E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia. His commanding performance garnered him the first of eight Academy Award nominations.
RIP Peter O’Toole.
What was your favorite performance?