The cult of celebrity around T.E. Lawrence was created by the American journalist Lowell Thomas immediately after World War I and expanded with the 1962 release of David Lean’s magnificent film Lawrence of Arabia starring Peter O’Toole. Seven Pillars of Wisdom is one of the greatest books to come out of World War I.
David Lean - film director known for his classic epic films: The Bridge On The River Kwai, Lawrence Of Arabia, Ryan's Daughter, A Passage To India, Doctor Zhivago. He died on April 16, 1991 from throat cancer at the age of 83.