Peter O'Toole and Tom Laughlin......

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  1. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Looks like we lost a few more this weekend......

    Loved Peter. I know these where not his best movie, but High Spirits always brings a smile to my face....

    Billy Jack, Tom Laughlin,,,,, what else needs to be said. :(

    RIP......
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I always thought O'Toole was an excellent actor.
     
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    I liked him. My faves were Lawrence of Arabia, of course, and The Ruling Class (differently hilarious!).
     
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    And another giant of the silver screen - but one from an earlier generation - also passed away this week end, Joan Fontaine.

    For those of a certain vintage, she played the second Mrs de Winter - in other words, the narrator - in Alfred Hitchcock's movie adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's haunting novel 'Rebecca'; Laurence Olivier played Maxim de Winter in the same movie; it is one of those rare books, itself quite gripping in an understated British way of choking suppressed tension, which was faithfully translated to the screen, making an excellent movie.

    Re Peter O'Toole, he was an excellent actor, but, in common with the other 'hell-raisers', he wasn't always best served (and nor did he always choose to ensure that he himself was best served) by some of the stuff he starred in. Richard Harris put a bit more thought into what he chose to appear in during the later stages of his career.
     

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