For much of his career, O'Toole fought against his iconic role as T.E. Lawrence.
He brought grandeur to the lowliest of characters and even the most minor of movies.
The king of holding court.
The Lawrence of Arabia star retired from acting last year.
"It is time for me to chuck in the sponge."
Hopkins, O'Toole, McKellen, et al. also know the Fringe Scholar and the Self-Sacrificing Mentor are good for a paycheck.
With his George VI in 'The King’s Speech,' Colin Firth joins the venerable house of British Movie Monarchs — here's their full family tree.
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