Peter O’Toole: They Don’t Make Them Like This Anymore (But How We Wish They Would)

Tales of Peter O'Toole's hellraising antics are almost as famous as his considerable movie back catalogue.

‘I loved the drinking, and waking up in the morning to find I was in Mexico,’ Peter O’Toole said in Robert Sellers’ book, Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O’Toole and Oliver Reed. ‘It was part and parcel of being an idiot.’

An idiot he was not. He was hellraising, dazzling, witty, clever, talented and a total riot. Above all things, he just didn’t give a toss what anyone thought. See the two videos we’ve picked out below and you’ll see exactly what we mean…

It’s been a pleasure, Mr O’Toole.

1. Cocktail hour gets us all…

2. Possibly the best chatshow entrance ever?

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