Lawrence of Arabia

Lists: Adventure, Drama, Biopic, Historical, War, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time, Best Picture Winners from the 1960s, Epic, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1960 to 1969, Classics, Sight And Sound Critics Top 250

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 22 (Rank from 1962: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 80%
Regular 20%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Rob from GuysFilmQuest92
Thomas Pollock80
Bryan Lienesch65 - I like biopics as much as anyone, but 'Lawrence of Arabia' is and always will be overrated. There, I said it.

People Involved

  • Peter OToole (T.E. Lawrence)
  • Alec Guinness (Prince Feisal)
  • Anthony Quinn (Auda abu Tayi)
  • Jack Hawkins (General Lord Edmund Allenby)
  • Omar Sharif (Sherif Ali)
  • Claude Rains (Mr. Dryden)
  • Anthony Quayle (Colonel Brighton)
  • José Ferrer (Turkish Bey)
  • Arthur Kennedy (Jackson Bentley)
  • Donald Wolfit (General Sir Archibald Murray)
  • Zia Mohyeddin (Tafas)
  • I.S. Johar (Gasim)
  • Gamil Ratib (Majid)
  • Michel Ray (Farraj)
  • John Dimech (Daud)
  • David Lean (Director)
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