Lawrence of Arabia is the name of the Academy Award-winning film based loosely the life of T. E. Lawrence, starring Peter O'Toole as the title character, directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel. (Lean and Spiegel had recently completed the acclaimed film The Bridge on the River Kwai). The score by Maurice Jarre and the on-location cinematography are especially acclaimed.
The film was awarded seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, in 1962. It was named the number five movie of all time by the American Film Institute. The film has been deemed "culturally significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
Despite its 216 minute length (in the most recent Director's Cut), the film includes no women in speaking roles.