I’m reminded of the satire Mad magazine did when the original film camne out, showing Allenby and Dryden discussing Peter O’Toole as Lawrence.
“I don’t get it. The real Lawrence was ugly. This guy is good-looking. The real Lawrence was short. This one is over six feet tall.”
“I TOLD you he was conflicted.”
Well, I wouldn’t call him ugly, but every shot of him in his Bedoiun robes seems to make his chin look enormous, as does the plaque at Oxford Boys’ High School:
It looks like Jay Leno might be a better choice. They keep choosing handsome actors for the part. But that’s show biz. I hear Billy Rose didn’t really look like James Caan, either.