The great actor Peter O’Toole has passed away at the age of 81.
Here’s a clip of his voicework in Ratatouille. It’s a pitch-perfect delivery of a beautiful, poignant idea that it seems appropriate to share.
I shall miss seeing O’Toole in new movies, but I thankfully won’t have to miss seeing him on the screen: Lawrence of Arabia, The Stunt Man, Stardust, The Last Emperor, Lord Jim, How to Steal a Million will keep him alive and well in our living rooms and rep cinemas, and I’m glad of it. I can’t imagine going a couple of years without watching The Stunt Man in particular.