"Lawrence of Arabia" is an epic adventure film directed by David Lean and released in 1962. It is based on the real-life story of T.E. Lawrence, a British Army officer who played a key role in the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. The film is known for its sweeping scope, historical accuracy, and its iconic performances by Peter O'Toole as Lawrence and Omar Sharif as Sherif Ali. It was a critical and commercial success, and won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. It is widely considered a classic of world cinema.