Original Australian Daybill movie poster Lawrence Of Arabia.
Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 epic historical drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. It was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel through his British company Horizon Pictures, 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. The film was nominated for ten Oscars at the 35th Academy Awards in 1963; it won seven in total. Film director Steven Spielberg considers this his favourite film of all time and the one that inspired him to become a filmmaker.