Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lion in Summer



24 comments:

sonia a. mascaro said...

Fascinating and charming photo!
He was outstanding!

Bellis said...

He was the love of my life in my youth. So handsome!

-K- said...

Yesterday I watched too many YouTube interviews in which he seemed to be effortlessly charming, effortlessly articulate, always in-the-moment, nothing canned or premeditated. Very impressive.

(Or was he acting?)

Kalei's Best Friend said...

U are the first to post this bit of news... What a talent he was... Guess he will be joining Joan Fontaine and Ton Laughlin...

altadenahiker said...

Spezzatura. Yeah, I kind of went on a Peter O'Toole clip marathon yesterday. How can someone be both larger than life yet so natural at the same time?

Desiree said...

My daughter phoned me with the news, mock-threatening suicide, all due to her love of a film made 30 years before she was born. What a beautiful boy.

Marjie said...

What a gorgeous photo. Sad day. I've always had a soft spot for blond men.

Paula said...

I don't think he really needed us, he just needed to live life on his own terms and made no apologies for it. I would have loved him even if he hadn't been half as good looking, he was just that delicious.

altadenahiker said...

I do love Terry Gross

Pat Tillett said...

So sad...
I love that man because he was one of a kind. If we could ask him about his own death, I'm sure he wouldn't be sad about it at all.

He has said a million classic things, but one of my favorites is... "The common denominator of all my friends is that they're dead."

Pat Tillett said...

Oops! I also meant to say that the photo is perfect...

Ms M said...

Great photo of him. He will be missed.

Paula said...

Thanks for the Fresh Air link, that just made my day.

Ken Mac said...

such a beautiful photo of a beautiful man

Young at Heart said...

utterly fabulous...... spoilt me for anyone else..... How To Steel A Million, that bit when he's in the cupboard with Audrey Hepburn.....ooooh have to have a lie down!!!

patrizzi said...

If ever I would leave you, it wouldn't be in summer...

No! That's from Camelot.

altadenahiker said...

No, Di; more like this: This

Jean Spitzer said...

Not just another pretty face.

Jean Spitzer said...

PS. Love the Ruling Class snippet.

Sharon said...

My husband commented last night about my love of movies, due in part to icons like O'Toole and the movies I grew up watching Saturday afternoons on Channel 5 on a black and white TV. Time for a trip down memory lane so I best get in line at Netflix....

TheChieftess said...

Wonderful pic!!! Always sad to lose an icon such as O'Toole...

Susan Campisi said...

Gosh, he's handsome.

Tash said...

that''s the handsomest I've ever seen him.

altadenahiker said...

I know. I looked at that photo and thought -- that's the most beautiful man I've ever seen.