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Peter O’Toole, 1932 - 2013

Actor Peter O'Toole, who starred in such films as "Lawrence of Arabia" and "The Last Emperor," died Saturday at age 81, his agent confirmed.

Actor Peter O'Toole poses in front of the Oscar statue after receiving an honorary Oscar at the 75th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif., on March 23, 2003.

O'Toole, who shot to international fame in the blockbuster movie "Lawrence of Arabia," has died at age 81 in London after a long illness, his agent said on Sunday.

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Irish actor Peter O'Toole studying for his role T.E. Lawrence in "Lawrence of Arabia."

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Peter O'Toole and Mexican-born actor Anthony Quinn as Auda abu Tayi in a still from director David Lean's 1962 film "Lawrence of Arabia."

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Peter O'Toole stars as T. E. Lawrence in "Lawrence of Arabia."

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Peter O'Toole in 1963.

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Peter O'Toole during the opening night of "Hamlet" at the Old Vic on Oct. 22, 1963 in London. This was the inaugural production of the National Theatre Company, with Laurence Olivier as its director and O'Toole in the title role.

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Peter O'Toole poses for a scene in "How to Steal a Million" during shooting in France on Aug. 30, 1965.

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Peter O'Toole and Audrey Hepburn get uncomfortable together in a cramped broom cupboard in a scene from the 1966 crime caper "How to Steal a Million."

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Daliah Lavi goes to Peter O'Toole's aid as he slumps, in c hains, against the stake in a scene from the 1965 film "Lord Jim," in which he played the title role.

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Peter O'Toole, star of Richard Brooks' adventure "Lord Jim," relaxing at home on Feb 15, 1965.

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Peter O'Toole and Romy Schneider on the set of Woody Allen's "What's New Pussycat?" in France, 1965.

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Peter O'Toole played the role of Messenger of God in the 1966 film "The Bible: In the Beginning..."

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Irish-born actor Peter O'Toole played Henry II opposite Katherine Hepburn's Eleanor of Aquitane in 1968's "The Lion In Winter," directed by Anthony Harvery.

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Petula Clark and Peter O'Toole go out for an evening on the town in a scene from the 1969 film "Goodbye, Mr. Chips."

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Peter O'Toole wearing a straw boater and bow tie, circa 1970.

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Elizabeth Taylor and Peter O'Toole lie in bed together on the set of "Under Milk Wood" on Oct. 15, 1972.

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Peter O'Toole on Sept. 21, 1976.

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Peter O'Toole wears a sharp suit and smokes a cigarette in a holder while in London in 1976.

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Peter O'Toole plays the title role in a production of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" at the Old Vic in London on Sept. 1, 1980.

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Peter O'Toole poses for a portrait at the Ritz Hotel in London on Jan. 24, 1989.

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Peter O'Toole accepts his honorary Oscar from actress Meryl Streep during the 75th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on March 23, 2003.

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Peter O'Toole arrives at the 79th annual Academy Awards nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 5, 2007.

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Peter O'Toole, son Lorcan O'Toole and daughter Kate arrive at the 79th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif., on Feb. 25, 2007. O'Toole was nominated for best actor for his role in "Venus."

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Peter O'Toole leaves his hand and footprints outside of the Graumans Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on April 30, 2011.

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Peter O'Toole at the customs building on Feb. 18.

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Peter O'Toole arrives at the TCM Classic Film Festival opening night and world premiere of the newly restored "An American in Paris" in Hollywood, Calif., on April 28, 2011.

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