I was going to write about something else today, but the sad news about Peter O’Toole’s passing away made me change my mind. It is an impoverishing feeling whenever one of the great actors we have left in the world dies, because I know that this type of actors will not come around anymore. He was a giant when giants filled the screen. There is so much more I would like to say, but I don’t think that anything I would have to say could do him justice. In turn, there will be a few features of some of our favourite films of Mr. O’Toole’s in the up-coming weekends on Classiq, because I believe that watching his movies is the best way to remember him by.
“I hope we will never die. Do you think there is a chance?” is Peter O’Toole’s farewell line to Katharine Hepburn in The Lion in Winter. I’m thankful that his performances will live forever.
photo: “What’s New Pussycat” (1965), Peter O’Toole and Romy Schneider | credit: Famous Artists Productions, Famartists Productions S.A.