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PETER O’TOOLE DEAD AT 81

December 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter O’Toole, best remembered for his performance in the title role of David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, has died in London at the age of 81. In a statement, his daughter Kate O’Toole said that he had been ill for some time, but she did not specify the nature of his illness nor the cause […]

HERZOG SAYS LAWRENCE OF ARABIA “NOT THAT GOOD”

December 14, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Dubai International Film Festival, famed German director Werner Herzog (Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Nosferatu; Cave of Forgotten Dreams) has disparaged Lawrence of Arabia as “not really that good anymore.” Herzog criticized the screenplay by Robert Bolt for depicting the Arab world as “very stupid.” He added: “Lawrence […]

LONGEST-SERVING JAMES BOND APPRAISES TWO OTHER BONDS

November 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Roger Moore, who played James Bond longer than any other actor, has complained that the 007 franchise has suffered a decline in quality in recent years. In an interview with Varsity, the student newspaper at Cambridge University in England, Moore expressed admiration for Daniel Craig’s performance in the last Bond movie, Quantum of Solace, but […]

PENTHOUSE FOUNDER GUCCIONE DEAD AT 79

October 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Bob Guccione, who in 1969 one-upped Playboy magazine with his Penthouse magazine featuring full-frontal female nudity, has died in Plano, TX of cancer at age 79. The magazine also published numerous investigative features, the most famous of which brought down millionaire televangelist Jimmy Swaggart in 1989. Guccione also tried his hand at movie production, infamously […]