Peter O'Toole

Peter O'Toole

Highest Rated: 100% Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

Lowest Rated: 8% Supergirl (1984)

Birthday: Aug 2, 1932

Birthplace: Connemara, Galway, Ireland

One of cinema's greatest leading men, actor Peter O'Toole first came to international superstardom at age 30 for his role as British expatriate T.E. Lawrence in David Lean's epic masterpiece, "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962), an unforgettable turn that kicked off a film career that spanned five decades and garnered eight Academy Award nominations for Best Actor. He was nothing short of masterful all throughout, delivering career-defining performances in "Becket" (1964), "Lord Jim" (1965) and "The Lion in Winter" (1968). Behind the scenes, of course, O'Toole cultivated a well-deserved reputation as a hard-drinking, two-fisted hell-raiser alongside his equally rough-and-tumble compatriots Richard Harris, Oliver Reed and Richard Burton. Despite the broken bones, trashed hotel rooms and splitting headaches, O'Toole delivered one quality turn after another in "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (1969) and "The Ruling Class" (1972), though he had a brush with infamy for his participation in the notorious "Caligula" (1979). Following more acclaim for "The Stunt Man" (1980) and "My Favorite Year" (1982), O'Toole receded into the background for supporting roles in "The Last Emperor" (1987), "King Ralph" (1991), and "Joan of Arc" (CBS, 1999). He went on to play Greek king Priam in "Troy" (2005) before earning his eighth and final Oscar nomination for his leading role in "Venus" (2006). Though he worked regularly, most notably as Pope Paul III on "The Tudors" (Showtime, 2007-2010), the actor lost his vigor to continue performing and announced his retirement in July 2012. Upon his death in December 2013, O'Toole left behind a legacy of extraordinary renown that few of any generation could hope to match.

Highest rated movies

Goodbye, Mr. Chips
How to Steal a Million
My Favorite Year
Lawrence of Arabia
Lassie
The Stunt Man
The Lion in Winter
Dean Spanley

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hangover in Death Valley Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 17% Diamond Cartel Tugboat (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 23% Katherine of Alexandria Gallus (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 84% Mary Mother of Christ Unknown (Character) - 2013
20% 77% For Greater Glory Father Christopher (Character) $5.7M 2012
88% 81% Dean Spanley Fisk Sr. (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 60% Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage Glen Wessler (Character) - 2008
77% 86% Stardust King of Stormhold (Character) $38.3M 2007
96% 87% Ratatouille Anton Ego (Voice) $206.4M 2007
88% 74% Venus Maurice (Character) $3.3M 2006
19% 78% One Night With the King Samuel (Character) $13.4M 2006
93% 64% Lassie The Duke of Rudling (Character) $651.4K 2005
86% 76% Mystic India Narrator - 2004
53% 73% Troy Priam (Character) $133.2M 2004
65% 67% Bright Young Things Colonel Blount (Character) $931.8K 2003
No Score Yet 73% Hitler: The Rise of Evil Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 44% Augustus Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 73% Global Heresy Lord Foxley (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 40% The Final Curtain JJ Curtis (Character) - 2002
10% 57% Joan of Arc Bishop Cauchon (Character) - 1999
63% 76% Molokai William Williamson (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Manor Unknown (Character) - 1999
13% 28% Phantoms Dr. Timothy Flyte (Character) $5.7M 1998
No Score Yet 38% Coming Home Colonel Edgar Carey-Lewis (Character) - 1998
57% 66% Fairy Tale: A True Story Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Character) $14.1M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Seventh Coin Emil Saber (Character) $31.0K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebecca's Daughters Lord Sarn (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Isabelle Eberhardt Maj. Lyautey (Character) - 1991
25% 28% King Ralph Sir Cedric Charles Willingham (Character) $31.3M 1991
14% 72% The Nutcracker Prince Pantaloon (Voice) $1.4M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossing to Freedom John Sidney Howard (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 37% The Rainbow Thief Prince Meleagre (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 78% Wings of Fame Cesar Valentin (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dark Angel Uncle Silas Ruthyn (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 33% On a Moonlit Night Prof. Yan McShoul (Character) - 1989
27% 58% High Spirits Peter Plunkett (Character) $7.9M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pygmalion Professor Henry Higgins (Character) - 1988
87% 88% The Last Emperor Reginald Fleming 'R.J.' Johnston (Character) $43.0M 1987
11% 36% Club Paradise Gov. Anthony Cloyden Hayes (Character) $11.8M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Valley of Fear Unknown (Character) - 1985
38% 76% Creator Dr. Harry Wolper (Character) $4.6M 1985
8% 26% Supergirl Zaltar (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 40% Kim Lama (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes & The Baskerville Curse Sherlock Holmes (Voice) - 1983
No Score Yet 8% Svengali Anton Bosnyak (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of Four Sherlock Holmes (Voice) - 1983
96% 84% My Favorite Year Alan Swann (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 93% Masada General Cornelius Flavius Silva (Character) - 1981
90% 73% The Stunt Man Eli Cross (Character) - 1980
50% 61% Zulu Dawn Lord Chelmsford (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strumpet City Unknown (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 73% Operation Overthrow Colonel Zeller (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 50% Rogue Male Sir Robert Hunter (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foxtrot Liviu (Character) - 1976
44% 21% Rosebud Larry Martin (Character) - 1975
33% 65% Man Friday Robinson Crusoe (Character) - 1975
47% 72% Man of La Mancha Don Quixote de La Mancha/Miguel de Cervantes/Alonso Quijana (Character) - 1972
83% 86% The Ruling Class Jack Arnold Alexander Tancred Gurney, 14th Earl of Gurney (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 60% Murphy's War Murphy (Character) - 1971
64% 56% Under Milk Wood Captain Tom Cat (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brotherly Love Sir Charles Ferguson (Character) - 1970
100% 71% Goodbye, Mr. Chips Arthur Chipping (Character) - 1969
90% 90% The Lion in Winter Henry II (Character) $17.9K 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Catherine Capt. Charles Edstaston (Character) - 1968
50% 70% The Night of the Generals Gen .Tanz (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 55% The Bible The Three Angels (Character) - 1966
100% 88% How to Steal a Million Simon Dermott (Character) - 1966
57% 57% Lord Jim Lord Jim (Character) - 1965
28% 55% What's New, Pussycat? Michael James (Character) - 1965
76% 87% Becket King Henry II (Character) - 1964
94% 93% Lawrence of Arabia T.E. Lawrence (Character) $6.0M 1962
No Score Yet 89% The Day They Robbed the Bank of England Capt. Monty Fitch (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 52% Kidnapped Robin MacGregor (Character) - 1960
69% 73% The Savage Innocents First Trooper (Character) - 1959

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2007
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1996 2006
No Score Yet 85% Casanova Unknown (Character) 2005
79% No Score Yet The Education of Max Bickford Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South Sam Trump (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater John Hampton (Character) 1986