Peter O'Toole's personality was big enough to fit his roles
This 1965 file photo released by 20th Century Fox shows actor Peter O'Toole in a scene from "How to Steal a Million Dollars and Live Happily Ever After."
Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 12:00 am
Was there ever an actor who aged more gracefully, more beautifully than Peter O'Toole, who died Saturday at age 81?
I know the conventional wisdom is otherwise, insisting that, physically at least, O'Toole bore the ravages of a hard-lived life. I said as much myself writing about 2006's “Venus,” noting that it was “wrenching” to see his character “sitting on his bed, rumpled and fragile and without the will to get up until he slaps himself hard and says, 'Come on, old man.'”
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Monday, December 16, 2013 12:00 am.