Time for some comedy. In 1965, O'Toole played a sex addict before the term was coined in What's New, Pussycat? (1965), screenplay by Woody Allen, who also co-starred. The beautiful Romy Schneider portrayed one of his many love interests, much to the chagrin of Allen, who squeezes his banana in frustration (er...that didn't come out right.)
Fair is fair. After making fun of film directors in The Stunt Man, O'Toole then made fun of film actors, especially those that drink too much, in the 1982 comedy My Favorite Year.
O'Toole (looking a bit like Stan Laurel) as an English tutor out to give a young prince a Western education in The Last Emperor (1987). China went communist anyway.
Let's bring this to a close with the 1991 comedy King Ralph. Peter O'Toole is private secretary to John Goodman's uncouth, American-born British monarch. Not really all that great a movie, but O'Toole and Goodman acting alongside each other? Book me a seat to the coronation.
When Peter O'Toole and Joan Fontaine died within a day of each other, there was a lot of comments on the Internet about the loss of two stalwarts from the Golden Age of Movies or whatever. However, they actually belonged to two different generations of actors. Fontaine was a good 15 years older than O'Toole (but a good ten years younger than Katherine Hepburn, who, as I said before, once played queen to O'Toole's king, so I guess there is some overlap here.)
Though she wasn't yet a star, Fontaine did appear in two 1939 movies that are now considered classics. The top picture is from the catty comedy-drama The Women, based on the Claire Booth Luce play of the same name. That's Joan on the farthest right. Third from left is Rosalind Russell, and to the immediate right of her are Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer, all of whom got better billing, and considerably more screen time than Fontaine. She fared better in Gunga Din where she was the only female present. Really, though, that was kind of a thankless role, too. Cary Grant and Victor McLaglen spend that entire movie trying to break up her engagement to Douglas Fairbanks Jr (the dude in the helmet above), taking time out only to fend off an army of murderous Thugee tribesmen.
Suspicion (1941), directed again by Hitchcock. This time Fontaine's the one with money, but she's also a plain Jane who thinks no man could love her until debonair Cary Grant enters her life. She opens her heart to him, and also takes off her glasses, thus revealing herself to be a ravishing beauty (even a director of such originality as Hitchcock couldn't avoid that cliche.) After she marries him, he's revealed to be a penniless, lying gambler, whom she suspects of wanting to murder her. Whether Grant wants to or not, you'll just have to wait until the end of the movie to find out. Until that happens, you'll want to take her in your arms, and then maybe tear up her life insurance policy.