Peter O'Toole passed away this week after a long battle with illness aged 81.

The Irish-born actor graced the silver screen for over 50 years and O'Toole's most famous role was in 'Lawrence of Arabia', which earned him the first of eight Oscar nominations.

His major Hollywood hits that followed included 'Goodbye Mr Chips', 'The Lion in Winter' and 'My Favourite Year'.

He held the record for having eight Oscar nominations but no wins, he was finally given an honorary Academy Award in 2003.

During his career he took on many roles and it appears he may of inspired a generation, as many actors have channelled the 'Peter O'Toole' look.

  • The original Mr. Schue
    Peter O'Toole and Matthew Morrison
  • The name is O'Toole..Peter O'Toole
    Peter O'Toole and George Lazenby
  • David Bowie saw "The Stunt Man" and that's how the Ziggy Stardust tour happened
    Peter O'Toole and David Bowie
  • And you thought Brad Pitt was a heartthrob
    Peter O'Toole and Brad Pitt
  • These two were clearly rebels with a cause
    Peter O'Toole and James Dean
  • Gandalf wasn't the first bloke to wear a cool hat
    Peter O'Toole and Ian Mckellan
  • The 'Kings Of Cool'
    Peter O'Toole and Steve McQueen
  • Jonathan Ross thought he would give it a shot too
    Peter O'Toole and Jonathan Ross
  • We love it when a plan comes together
    Peter O'Toole and George Peppard
  • Peter O'Toole stared and the Green Goblin was born
    Peter O'Toole and Willem Dafoe
  • This is what happens when two unstoppable forces meet
    Peter O'Toole and Heath Ledger