Peter O'Toole

Peter O'Toole

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

Lowest Rated: 9% Supergirl (1984)

Birthday: Aug 02, 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.

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Highest Rated Movies

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 25% Katherine of Alexandria Gallus (Character) - 2014
20% 77% For Greater Glory Father Christopher (Character) $5.7M 2012
No Score Yet 60% Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage Glen Wessler (Character) - 2008
87% 80% Dean Spanley Fisk Sr. (Character) - 2008
76% 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
54% 73% Troy Priam (Character) $133.2M 2004
No Score Yet 73% Hitler: The Rise of Evil Unknown (Character) - 2003
65% 67% Bright Young Things Colonel Blount (Character) $931.8K 2003
No Score Yet 40% The Final Curtain JJ Curtis (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 73% Global Heresy Lord Foxley (Character) - 2002
63% 76% Molokai William Williamson (Character) - 1999
10% 57% Joan of Arc Bishop Cauchon (Character) - 1999
13% 27% 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) $31K 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
27% 27% King Ralph Sir Cedric Charles Willingham (Character) $31.3M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossing to Freedom John Sidney Howard (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 36% The Rainbow Thief Prince Meleagre (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 81% Wings of Fame Cesar Valentin (Character) - 1990
14% 71% The Nutcracker Prince Pantaloon (Voice) $1.4M 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pygmalion Professor Henry Higgins (Character) - 1988
27% 59% High Spirits Peter Plunkett (Character) $7.9M 1988
89% 88% The Last Emperor Reginald Fleming 'R.J.' Johnston (Character) $43M 1987
11% 35% Club Paradise Gov. Anthony Cloyden Hayes (Character) $11.8M 1986
38% 76% Creator Dr. Harry Wolper (Character) $4.6M 1985
No Score Yet 40% Kim Lama (Character) - 1984
9% 26% Supergirl Zaltar (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of Four Sherlock Holmes (Voice) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes & The Baskerville Curse Sherlock Holmes (Voice) - 1983
No Score Yet 8% Svengali Anton Bosnyak (Character) - 1983
96% 84% My Favorite Year Alan Swann (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 93% Masada General Cornelius Flavius Silva (Character) - 1981
89% 74% The Stunt Man Eli Cross (Character) - 1980
50% 62% Zulu Dawn Lord Chelmsford (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 70% Power Play 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
33% 23% Rosebud Larry Martin (Character) - 1975
33% 65% Man Friday Robinson Crusoe (Character) - 1975
83% 86% The Ruling Class Jack Arnold Alexander Tancred Gurney, 14th Earl of Gurney (Character) - 1972
50% 72% Man of La Mancha Don Quixote de La Mancha/Miguel de Cervantes/Alonso Quijana (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 61% Murphy's War Murphy (Character) - 1971
64% 57% 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 56% The Bible The Three Angels (Character) - 1966
100% 88% How to Steal a Million Simon Dermott (Character) - 1966
29% 56% What's New, Pussycat? Michael James (Character) - 1965
57% 57% Lord Jim Lord Jim (Character) - 1965
76% 87% Becket King Henry II (Character) - 1964
98% 93% Lawrence of Arabia T.E. Lawrence (Character) $6M 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% 74% The Savage Innocents First Trooper (Character) - 1959

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Road Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2006 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Casanova Unknown (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitler Unknown (Character) 2003
79% No Score Yet The Education of Max Bickford Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joan of Arc Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gulliver's Travels Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater John Hampton (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1978

QUOTES FROM Peter O'Toole CHARACTERS

Nicole says: I'm sorry I'm late. I was getting engaged.

Simon Dermott says: Well, we have about ten more minutes before we commit the crime, so if you would like to go back and marry the fellow...

Dinsdale says: How do you know you're God?

14th Earl Of Gurney says: Because when I pray to God, I find that I'm talking to myself.

Alan Swann says: I didn't marry any of them. They married me.

Alan Swann says: Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.

Simon Dermott says: There's the bathroom. Take off you clothes.

Nicole Bonnet says: Are we planning the same sort of crime?

Simon Dermott says: Your quite safe. It's dress rehearsal time. That's why we bought all this lovely junk.

T.E. Lawrence says: I had to execute someone, and there is something about it I didn't like.

Gen. Allenby says: I see.

T.E. Lawrence says: No, some thing else.

Gen. Allenby says: Well, um.

T.E. Lawrence says: No, something else--I enjoyed it.

T.E. Lawrence says: I could pass for an Arab if someone would lend me some dirty clothes.

Gen. Allenby says: So you'll be going back then.

T.E. Lawrence says: Yes.

General Copperfield says: Just what is this thing?

Timothy Flyte says: Chaos, chaos in the flesh.

Timothy Flyte says: Show yourself. Gods have nothing to fear. Or, do they?

J. J. Curtis says: I am not ashamed. I make a difference. Do you?

J. J. Curtis says: We'll be back next week. Good night. God bless!

Gen. Murray says: I can't make out whether you're bloody bad-mannered or just half-witted.

T.E. Lawrence says: I have the same problem, sir.

T.E. Lawrence says: My friends, we have been foolish. Auda will not come to Aqaba. Not for money...

Auda abu Tayi says: No.

T.E. Lawrence says: ... For Feisal...

Auda abu Tayi says: No!

T.E. Lawrence says: ...nor to drive away the Turks. He will come... because it is his pleasure.

Auda abu Tayi says: Thy mother mated with a scorpion.

Simon Dermott says: Why must it be this particular work of art?

Nicole Bonnet says: You don't think I'd steal something that didn't belong to me, do you?

Nicole Bonnet says: Excuse me, I spoke without thinking.

T.E. Lawrence says: The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.

Jessie says: Don't you believe in anything, Maurice?

Maurice says: Pleasure I like. I try to give pleasure. It' all I can recommend to anyone.

Maurice says: I am about to die and I know nothing about myself.

Ian says: You've been loved, though, Maurice, loved and adored.

Maurice says: Yes, and so have you, Ian, a little bit. Except you didn't always notice it.

Maurice says: A woman's body. For most men, the most beautiful thing he will ever see.

Jessie says: What's the most beautiful thing a woman sees?

Maurice says: Her first child.

Valerie says: What were you playing?

Maurice says: A corpse, more or less.

Valerie says: Typecasting.

Maurice says: You could consult a book.

Jessie says: Book?

Maurice says: Yes, you know, two slabs of cardboard with pages in between.

Ian says: Do not operate heavy machinery. Keep away from children. (He reads from pill bottle.)

Ian says: Do not operate heavy machinery. Keep away from children. [he reads from pill bottle]

Maurice says: That's Biblical advice.

Father Christopher says: Who are you if you don't stand up for what you believe?

T.E. Lawrence says: I'm not hurt at all. Didn't you know? They can only kill me with a golden bullet.

Gen. Allenby says: I'm promoting you major.

T.E. Lawrence says: I don't think that's a very good idea.

Wrather says: It has been a great pleasure, sir.

Fisk Senior says: You're very easily pleased.

Fisk Senior says: Very handy, a Thursday, it keeps Wednesday and Friday from colliding.

Benjy Stone says: [about to throw up] Mr. Swann, I think I am going to be unwell.

Alan Swann says: Stone, women are unwell, men vomit.

Jackson Bentley says: What is it, Major Lawrence that attracts you personally to the desert?

T.E. Lawrence says: It's clean.

T.E. Lawrence says: The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.

Father Christopher says: Who are you if you don't stand up for what you believe?

Prince Feisal says: With Major Lawrence, mercy is a passion. With me, it is merely good manners.

T.E. Lawrence says: So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people--greedy, barborous and cruel.

T.E. Lawrence says: Sherif! As long as you Arabs are a bunch of small tribes, you are a small people, a silly people: greedy, barbarous, and cruel.

Alan Swann says: I'm not an actor; I'm a movie star!

T.E. Lawrence says: Nothing is written.

Prince Feisal says: You are an Englishman. Are you not loyal to England?

T.E. Lawrence says: To England, and to other things.

Club Secretary says: I say, Lawrence. You are a clown!

T.E. Lawrence says: Ah, well, we can't all be lion tamers.

Alan Swann says: Woman surprised in lady's bathroom (to Swan): This is for women only! Swan: (unzipping his fly to urinate) So is this madam. But every now and then I need to run some water through it.

Alan Swann says: [unzipping his fly to urinate] So is this madam. But every now and then I need to run some water through it.

Alan Swann says: "There's out, and there's out."

Alan Swann says: There's OUT, and there's out.

Anton Ego says: In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteauâ??s famous motto: Anyone can cook. But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. It is difficult to imagine more humble origins than those of the genius now cooking at Gusteauâ??s, who is, in this criticâ??s opinion, nothing less than the finest chef in France. I will be returning to Gusteauâ??s soon, hungry for more.

Anton Ego says: In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau's famous motto: Anyone can cook. But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. It is difficult to imagine more humble origins than those of the genius now cooking at Gusteau's, who is, in this critic's opinion, nothing less than the finest chef in France. I will be returning to Gusteau's soon, hungry for more.

Reginald Johnston "R.J." says: Words are important. If you cannot say what you mean, Your Majesty, you will never mean what you say; and, a gentleman should always mean what he says.

Reginald Johnston "R.J." says: Words are important.

Pu Yi (15 years) says: Why are words important?

Reginald Johnston "R.J." says: If you cannot say what you mean, your majesty, you will never mean what you say and a gentleman should always mean what he says.

Katherine says: ...but you risk losing everything you hold dear.

Katherine says: But you risk losing everything you hold dear.

Arthur Chipping says: Everything I hold dear (as he holds Katherine) I am holding now.

Arthur Chipping says: Everything I hold dear [as he holds Katherine] I am holding now.

Anton Ego says: If I don't love it, I don't swallow.

Anton Ego says: If I don't love it, I don't SWALLOW.

T.E. Lawrence says: The best of them won't come for money; they'll come for me.

T.E. Lawrence says: The best of them won't come for money, they'll come for me.

Gen. Murray says: I can't make out whether you're bloody bad-mannered or just half-witted.

T.E. Lawrence says: I have the same problem, sir.

T.E. Lawrence says: No prisoners! No prisoners!

T.E. Lawrence says: Sherif Ali, so long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people, greedy, barbarous, and cruel as you are.