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Peter O'Toole dies at 81; nominated eight times for best-actor Oscar
Peter O'Toole dies at 81; nominated eight times for best-actor Oscar

He was tall, lean and handsome, with vivid blue eyes and a distinctive voice that film critic David Thomson once likened to "a rapier that has been used to stir the cream." Peter O'Toole, who donned flowing white robes and rode a camel to movie stardom in David Lean's epic 1962 film "Lawrence of Arabia," received the first of his eight Academy Award nominations for best actor for playing T.E. Lawrence, the enigmatic British Army officer who fought with Arab tribes during the 1916-18 Arab revolt against Turkish imperial rule. O'Toole always relished talking about "Lawrence of Arabia," whose shooting locations included Jordan, Spain and Morocco....

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