Lawrence of Arabia ( Lawrence of Arabia ) is a British historical adventure film directed by David Lean , released in 1962 . It is inspired by the life of Thomas Edward Lawrence, whose role is played by Peter O’Toole .
Doctor Jivago ( Doctor Zhivago ) is an Italian – American historical melodrama directed by David Lean , released in 1965 . He is the adaptationof Boris Pasternak’s novel .
Renewed according to inflation, Dr. Jivago is the eighth biggest success story in cinema history with $ 1.9 billion in revenue 1 .