SHARPEST O'TOOLE IN SHED
The New York Post knows where to find good stories: Right here.
Page Six paid us the ultimate compliment on Friday by picking up our item in which Peter O'Toole said
that his movie ''Troy'' was a ''disaster'' and its director, Wolfgang Petersen, a ''kraut'' and ''a clown.''
In case the Post is looking for more O'Toole dish for tomorrow, we can report today that the 71-year-old
Oscar-winner has been communing with the dead down at the just-wrapped Savannah Film Festival. The impish Irishman made a
nighttime visit to the St. Bonaventure Cemetery, where he did a little jig at the grave of composer Johnny Mercer while singing
Mercer's ''Jeepers Creepers.''
Fortified with red wine, O'Toole also had a merry time testing film critic Roger Ebert and actor Jason
Patric on their knowledge of William Butler Yeats' poetry as they walked to a party. (The three-block walk took 45 minutes.)
P.S. -- We asked Patric how he liked co-starring with the sometimes-temperamental Ashley Judd on Broadway
in ''Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.''
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''No comment,'' he said with a sly smile.