Peter O'Toole Dies at Age 81


Peter O’Toole, one of the best stage and screen actors ever, has died at the age of 81, according to his agent. Though he was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, O’Toole never received one, which is so absurd that it deserves its own Monty Python sketch. For some good Sunday reading, check out Gay Talese’s 1963 profile of O’Toole, which is full of boozy musings and fun anecdotes about Lawrence of Arabia, or, if you want a good cry, take a gander at this eerily appropriate clip from The Lion in Winter, a delightful Christmas movie if ever there was one.

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