Monday, February 12, 2024

Lawrence of Arabia's watch found on Antiques Roadshow

Holy cow.

Yanow, Peter O'Toule was robbed of the Oscar that year.


Aesop said...

Peter O'Toole was robbed every year he was nominated, eight times in total.

The Honorary Oscar they awarded him in 2002 was a shabby way of apologizing for snubbing him for 40 years of his entire magnificent career.

AMPAS members are thoroughgoing douchebags.

Tree Mike said...

I love Antiques Road Show, all kinds of amazing stuff shows up on there.

danielbarger said...

Losing out to Gregory Peck in To Kill A Mockingbird is no shame.

Aesop said...


Once is happenstance.
Eight times is douchebaggery.

Michael said...

If watches could talk, what a story it could weave.

Justin_O_Guy said...

Woulda figgered it woulda been as full of sand .

Plague Monk said...

I confess that My Favorite Year is my personal favorite of O'Toole's movies; I enjoyed Lawrence of Arabia, but there were too many inaccuracies in that for my taste, and I thought that O'Toole was chewing the scenery.

Aesop said...

It was O'Toole's introductory film role, in a bona fide epic David Lean film, toe-to-toe with the likes of Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle, Alec Guiness, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer, and Claude Rains, who between them had (at just that point in 1962) already had 143 stage roles, 290 film roles, 15 Oscar nominations, 5 Oscars, 2 BAFTA awards and 6 nominations, 2 Emmys, and 2 Tony awards. (Yes, I tallied them.)

And rookie O'Toole, in his first film performance, eclipsed all of them.

I dare suggest that such a legendary debut was not "chewing the scenery".

Gregory Peck's performance in To Kill A Mockingbird notwithstanding, O'Toole was robbed, every time he came up for an Oscar award.

Utter, inexcusable douchbaggery.

Antibubba said...

10,000 pounds seems low for T.E. Lawrence's watch.