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For Greater Glory (2012)

Andy Garcia, the Cuban America actor who stars Dean Wright’s and Michael Love’s film about the Mexican Cristero Wars, is probably still known best for his role in the The Untouchables. 1,748 more words


Classic Cinema Tuesday: Becket

As a Catholic, I grew up with a sense of certain saints’ lives. Although there are thousands of saints who have died for the religion, there are definitely celebrity saints that were more known by the general Catholic public. 801 more words


Becket 1964

Taking inspiration from Jean Anouihl’s play, Peter Glenville’s 1964 drama derives its story from one of the key clashes between church and state. Henry II (Peter O’Toole) has a great friendship with Thomas Beckett (Richard Burton); they enjoy a drink, and carousing with women, even though Thomas has leanings towards the church. 77 more words

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Venus 2006

Peter O’Toole enjoyed something of a late career renaissance; his brief appearance in films like Troy added a touch of class. With Roger Michell directing from a script by Hanif Kureishi, O’Toole did some of his best work with Leslie Finlay as Maurice and Ian, two aging actors who find their fading zest for life re-invigorated when Jessie (Jodie Whittaker) comes to stay in London; Maurice has a strong interest in the girl, not least because of her nude modelling, but their friendship transcends the sexual; Venus is a superb film about how culture can be a transformative force in the role of young and old alike, and O’Toole and Whittaker rise to the challenge in tandem, despite being at the opposite ends of their respective careers. 23 more words


The AFI Top 100 Films: Lawrence of Arabia (#5)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Starring Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness and Omar Sharif
Written by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson
Directed by David Lean

Have you seen Lawrence of Arabia? 1,147 more words


Leonardo O'Toole?

Recently Leonardo DiCaprio suffered another disappointment at the Academy Awards. He left empty-handed after failing to take home the Leading Actor award, for his electrifying performance as Jordan Belfort in… 880 more words