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Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Monday, December 16, 2013

Peter O'Toole as T.E. Lawrence, 1962

T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935) was about five feet four inches tall. The late Peter O'Toole, who just died at age 81, was six feet two inches, about nine inches taller than the diminutive original Lawrence. Yet of despite O'Toole's many other roles, to many he will always be T.E. Lawrence.

In one of my favorite scenes, O'Toole is meeting privately with Obi-Wan Kenobe Alec Guinness as Prince Feisal in Feisal's tent:

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