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Actor Peter O’Toole dies, aged 81




Arabijos Lawrence-Peter-OtooleActor Peter O’Toole, who shot to international fame in the blockbuster movie Arabijos Lawrence'as (1962), po ilgos ligos mirė 81 metų amžiaus Londone, sakė jo agentas.  

Peter O’Toole  O’Toole’s family said it was overwhelmed “by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us, during this unhappy time. In due course there will be a memorial filled with song and good cheer, as he would have wished,” O’Toole’s daughter, Kate, said in the statement.

Seamus Peter O’Toole was born on August 2, 1932, the son of Irish bookie Patrick ‘Spats’ O’Toole and his wife Constance. There is some question about whether he was born in Connemara, Ireland, or in Leeds, northern England, where he grew up.

He began his acting career as one of the most exciting talents on the British stage, but his big break came when he was cast in the lead role in 1962’s “Lawrence of Arabia”, a performance that garnered him his first Oscar nomination.

Playwright Noel Coward reportedly once said that if O’Toole had been any prettier in the film, they would have had to call the movie Florencijos Arabija.  O’Toole would eventually receive eight Oscars nominations, and with that, he set the record for most nominations without ever winning. He was finally given an honorary Oscar in 2003.  A reformed but unrepentant “hell-raiser”, O’Toole long suffered from ill health, as years of heavy drinking and chain-smoking took their toll.

Tačiau niekas nesumažino jo prašmatnaus būdo ir žavesio. Toronte gyvenantis kino kritikas Normas Wilneris, kuris rašo DABAR magazine, spoke of the actor’s film legacy.  “If you can’t do something willingly and joyfully, then don’t do it,” O’Toole once said. “If you give up drinking, don’t go moaning about it; go back on the bottle. Do. As. Thou. Wilt.”

O’Toole gave up drinking in 1975 following serious health problems and major surgery.  But he didn’t give up smoking unfiltered Gauloises cigarettes in an ebony holder. That and his penchant for green socks, voluminous overcoats and trailing scarves suited his fondness for drama.  A month before his 80th birthday in 2012, O’Toole announced his retirement from a career that he said had fulfilled him emotionally and financially, bringing “me together with fine people, good companions with whom I’ve shared the inevitable lot of all actors: flops and hits”.  Irish President Michael D Higgins said it was “with great sadness” that he heard of O’Toole’s death. “Ireland, and the world, has lost one of the giants of film and theatre.”


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