The best movies with Peter O'Toole

List of the 10 best movies starring Peter O'Toole, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
The Savage Innocents
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The Savage Innocents

Role in movie: First Trooper
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n Eskimo who has had little contact with white men goes to a trading post where he accidentally kills a missionary and finds himself being pursued by the police.

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Becket
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Becket

Role in movie: his King / King Henry II
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ing Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas Becket, technically a deacon of the church, to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously and provides abler opposition to Henry.

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The Ruling Class
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The Ruling Class

Role in movie: Jack Arnold Alexander Tancred Gurney - 14th Earl of Gurney
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member of the House of Lords dies in a shockingly silly way, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son is insane: he thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other somewhat-more respectable members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensues.

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The Night of the Generals
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The Night of the Generals

Role in movie: General Tanz
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he murder of a prostitute in Nazi occupied Warsaw draws Wehrmacht Major Grau into an investigation where the evidence points to one of three high ranking Generals. The trail leads Grau from Warsaw to Paris and straight into the 1944 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, of which two of the Generals are deeply involved. Grau's case goes unfinished and it is not until 1965 when the true killer is brought to justice.

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My Favorite Year
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My Favorite Year

Role in movie: Alan Swann
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enjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star.

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How to Steal a Million
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How to Steal a Million

Role in movie: Simon Dermott
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woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.

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The Last Emperor
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The Last Emperor

Role in movie: Reginal Flemming Johnson
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dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic.

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The Lion in Winter
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The Lion in Winter

Role in movie: Henry II
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183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.

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Ratatouille
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Ratatouille

Role in movie: Anton Ego
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n one of Paris' finest restaurants, Remy, a determined young rat, dreams of becoming a renowned French chef. Torn between his family's wishes and his true calling. Remy and his pal Linguini set in motion a hilarious chain of events that turns the City of Lights upside down.

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Lawrence of Arabia
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Lawrence of Arabia

Role in movie: T.E. Lawrence
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awrence of Arabia is the classic film from David Lean starring Peter O’Toole and based on the autobiography from Thomas Edward Lawrence who during the first World War was on assignment by the British Empire in Arabia. The film would become a cult classic and is known today as a masterpiece.

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Peter O'Toole

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Peter Seamus Lorcan O'Toole (born 2 August 1932) is an Irish actor of stage and screen who achieved stardom in 1962 playing T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia. He went on to become a highly-honoured film and stage actor. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, and holds the record for most competitive Academy Award acting nominations without a win. He has won four Golden Globes, a BAFTA, and an Emmy, and was the recipient of an Honorary Academy Award in 2003 for his body of work.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Peter O'Toole, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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