Actor, Peter O'Toole turned down a knighthood, in 1987, for personal reasons. [I suspect that this was due to a strong allegiance to his Irish roots! His place of birth is still controversial:: Two birth certificates exist: one in Connemara County, Ireland, and the other in Leeds, U.K.]
Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British epic film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. It was directed by David Lean, produced by Sam Spiegel with the screenplay by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson. The film stars Peter O'Toole in the title role. It is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema. The dramatic score by Maurice Jarre and the Super Panavision 70 cinematography by Freddie Young are also highly acclaimed.