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Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia is the classic film from David Lean starring Peter O’Toole and based on the autobiography from Thomas Edward Lawrence who during the first World War was on assignment by the British Empire in Arabia. The film would become a cult classic and is known today as a masterpiece.

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Released: Dec 10th, 1962
Budget: $15,000,000.00
Revenue: $70,000,000.00

Lawrence of Arabia Main Cast

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Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
plays T.E. Lawrence
Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
plays Prince Feisal
Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
plays Auda Abu Tayi
Jack Hawkins
Jack Hawkins
plays General Allenby
Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif
plays Sherif Ali
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • T.E. Lawrence declined invitations to film his writings as early as 1926, when Rex Ingram (II) suggested the idea. Later, Alexander Korda tried to launch a version starring Leslie Howard, written by John Monk Saunders and directed by Lewis Milestone. Over the years, such stars as Robert Donat, Laurence Olivier, Cary Grant, Burgess Meredith, and Alan Ladd were all promoted as leads. Screenwriter Michael Wilson finally convinced Lawrence's brother to sell the film rights to Sam Spiegel by submitting his screenplay for approval in 1960.
  • When he first heard that the movie was going to be produced, Lowell Thomas (on whom the Jackson Bentley character was based) offered to give producer Sam Spiegel a large amount of background material on T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt that he had collected, but was rejected by Spiegel.
  • 'Peter OToole is considerably taller and better looking than the real T.E. Lawrence (6'3" to Lawrence's real life height of 5'6"). Noel Coward is rumored to have said, on seeing the premiere, "If he'd been any prettier, they'd have had to call it Florence of Arabia."
  • Maurice Ronet was replaced by Omar Sharif in the part of Ali once filming commenced. Ronet was bought out of the film for four times the amount that Sharif was paid for his performance.
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