What happened when young Orlando Bloom met old Peter O'Toole, Vancouver Province (Canada), January 7, 2004
by Jamie Portman
typed by Bonnie
Orlando Bloom says acting veteran Peter O'Toole is the wittiest
person he's ever met. O'Toole, who burst into international fame four decades ago
with his performance as Lawrence of Arabia and is notorious for his carousing,
hard-drinking life, plays Bloom's father in the upcoming Troy, and the
younger actor says he will never forget the experience. "He's a great
racounteur," Bloom reports. "He's the sharpest wit I've ever met.
This one time he's walking up these stairs with a fag hanging out of his
mouth, and someone says to him: 'Peter, have you ever thought of giving up
cigarettes?' And he goes" 'No, but I've thought about giving up stairs!' He's a
very cool man."