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Peter O'toole And Venus Director Clashed


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Roger Michell claims the late star behaved like "a six-year-old" during the making of the film, for which O'Toole earned an Oscar nod for his portrayal of an aged actor.

The filmmaker's diary entries, which feature in Robert Sellers' new biography of O'Toole, suggest the star was a lot to handle - even before filming started, telling Michell he couldn't work with Ian Holm, so the director recast his co-star and hired Leslie Phillips.

According to Sellers, Michell wrote, "It is like dealing with a six-year-old."

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Peter O'toole Battled Illness To Complete Last Film


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Michael Redwood tells the Press Association his leading man was always on time and invested in the work even though it was clear his health was deteriorating.

He says, "Peter was certainly not the type to let illness decide over his career, and despite his being poorly at the time of filming, he remained full-on 10 hours a day, showing great interest in the storylines, angles of shots and the lighting."

O'Toole's Fall of an Empire: The Story of Katherine of Alexandria, which the actor shot in 2012, was released on DVD on Monday (06Apr15).

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Ethan Hawke Not Hoping For Oscar Wins


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Ethan Hawke doesn't want to win an Oscar.

The 'Boyhood' star was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor earlier this year but has insisted he didn't mind not picking up the gong.

He told the Evening Standard magazine: ''So much mediocrity is strung up the flagpole. I'd rather not win.

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Ethan Hawke: 'I'd Rather Not Win An Oscar'


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Hawke has been nominated for four Academy Awards, for his turn in Training Day and his screenwriting on Before Sunset and Before Midnight, as well as his acclaimed role in Boyhood, which pitched him in the Best Supporting Actor category at the 2015 ceremony.

He was beaten to the trophy by Whiplash star J.K. Simmons, and Hawke admits the loss has spurred him on to land more unsuccessful nominations, telling British newspaper the London Evening Standard, "(Awards are) just a distraction... So much mediocrity is strung up the flagpole. I'd rather not win. One of my acting ambitions is to beat Peter O'Toole who got eight nominations and never won."

O'Toole, who died in 2013, eventually accepted an honorary Academy Award in 2003 to recognise his career achievements.

Leslie Phillips' Sorrow Over Peter O'toole's Death


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Leslie Phillips was devastated when he heard Peter O'Toole had died as he was due to visit his old friend later that day.

The British actor had scheduled a meeting to catch up with his pal after hearing of his recent ill health, but he was too late.

Phillips explains to Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper, "He was a very private person though and we fell out of contact for a while. That happens with people in this industry. Then recently I read that he had been unwell. I made plans to go and see him, but the day I was supposed to go they told me it was too late because he had died. That came as a great shock to me."

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Peter O'Toole Funeral To Be Attended By Ex-Wife Sian Phillips


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Peter O'Toole's death on the 14th December has brought a renewed interest in the actor and his lengthy and illustrious career as well as people emerging from the fray to attest to the star's character and praise one of the old hellraisers. O'Toole's former wife, Siân Phillips, may have split acrimoniously from the Lawrence of Arabia actor but apparently holds her ex-husband in high enough esteem to be planning on attending his funeral.

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Peter O'Toole Burned Out In The Late 70s Due To Alcohol.

The Leeds-raised actor married the Welsh-born actress in 1959 and they had two children together, Kate and Patricia, before their 1979 divorce. "It is sad the way things worked out, but Siân did have some very happy times with Peter and a death is a time to see a whole life in perspective," a friend of Miss Phillips tells The Telegraph.

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Tributes Flood In For The Late Peter O'Toole


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The acting great Peter O'Toole has tragically passed away after lossing a long battle with illness. The actor passed away in hospital on Saturday, 14 December, having retired from acting a little over a year prior to his unfortunate passing. He was 81-years-old.

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Peter O'Toole: 1932 - 2013

"Oh what terrible news. Farewell Peter O'Toole. I had the honour of directing him in a scene. Monster, scholar, lover of life, genius …" tweeted Stephen Fry in response to the sad passing. Comic David Walliam also had fond memories of the late acting great, tweeting, "Matt (Lucas) & I had drinks with Peter O'Toole in LA a few years ago. He was hugely entertaining. The greatest company. A legend on screen and off."

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Peter O'Toole (as Larry Martin) in 'Rosebud' (1975) directed by Otto Preminger - Sunday 15th December 2013

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Peter O'toole Blames Poor Health For Retirement


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Veteran actor Peter O'Toole has cited his deteriorating health as the reason behind his decision to step away from the spotlight.

The 80-year-old movie icon announced his retirement last summer (12), 50 years after he broke into the industry with a star turn in 1962's Lawrence of Arabia, and he admits persistent health battles prompted him to quit acting.

O'Toole was hospitalised while filming a movie in Kazakhstan in 2011, and he admits the incident was the final push he needed to start considering his future.

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Terence Stamp Struggled To Keep Up With Big Drinkers


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British actor Terence Stamp tried to throw himself into the wild partying culture of 1960s London but he couldn't keep up with his peers Albert Finney and Peter O'Toole.

The Billy Budd star socialised with the likes of Finney, O'Toole and Michael Caine, who were all renowned for being big drinkers, but Stamp admits he struggled to get to grips with booze, despite trying his best to be part of the scene.

He tells Britain's Seven magazine, "A lot of the time it was just fantastic. On the other hand, I was never into all the drink and drugs. I tried them, of course, but all the time I was thinking to myself, 'I've got to give this my best shot.' Going out and getting p**sed and falling down, that just wasn't for me. Apart from anything else, all the others were so good, you know, Finney, O'Toole... I couldn't just stroll on after a brandy like them. I needed to be as clear-headed as I could."

Ratatouille Review


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A fine red wine only gets better with age. Long before that cork is popped and the first pour hits your favorite wine glass, you already know how great that vintage vino is going to taste. Much like that bottle of wine, the animated films from Pixar Studios keep getting better with time. So how appropriate is it that its latest offering, Ratatouille, is all about delicious food, family and friends, and a glass of wine to wash it all down.

Ratatouille is an intricate dish, infused with energetic and amusing storylines that are all fully cooked and complementary to the film's rich visual look. It's easily the best Pixar creation next to The Incredibles; arguably it's even better. No surprise that Ratatouille is written and directed by Brad Bird, the same mastermind behind The Incredibles. Bird excels at integrating thematic elements that will entertain the youngest and oldest members of the audience alike.

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Peter O'Toole

Date of birth

2nd August, 1932

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