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Peter O'Toole Overview:

Actor, Peter O'Toole, was born Peter Seamus O’Toole on Aug 2, 1932 in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. O'Toole died at the age of 171 on Dec 14, 2103 in London, UK .



Although O'Toole was nominated for eight Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award. However he won one Honorary Oscar Award in 2002 whose remarkable talents have provided cinema history with some of its most memorable characters .

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1962Best ActorLawrence of Arabia (1962)T.E. LawrenceNominated
1964Best ActorBecket (1964)King Henry IINominated
1968Best ActorThe Lion in Winter (1968)King Henry IINominated
1969Best ActorGoodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)Arthur ChippingNominated
1972Best ActorThe Ruling Class (1972)N/ANominated
1980Best ActorThe Stunt Man (1980)Eli CrossNominated
1982Best ActorMy Favorite Year (1982)Alan SwannNominated
2006Best ActorVenus (2006)MauriceNominated

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

2002Honorary Awardwhose remarkable talents have provided cinema history with some of its most memorable characters


Peter O'Toole's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #203 on Apr 30, 2011.

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New From Warner Archive: Breaks Out in The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1959)

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By Dawn on Aug 28, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

's big break came when he played T. E. Lawrence in the film, Lawrence of Arabia (1962), after Marlon Brando was unavailable and Albert Finney turned down the role. The role earned him the first of his eight nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor.O'Toole is als... Read full article

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Peter O'Toole Quotes:

King Henry II: [plotting Becket's arrest] Oh, Thomas!
Bishop Folliot: You love him, don't you? You still love him! That imposter - that Saxon guttersnipe, that mitred hog!
King Henry II: Hold your tongue, priest! All I confided to you was my hate, not my love. For England's sake you'll help me get rid of him. But don't ever insult him to my face!

Prince Feisal: But you know, Lieutenant, in the Arab city of Cordoba were two miles of public lighting in the streets when London was a village?
T.E. Lawrence: Yes, you were great.
Prince Feisal: Nine centuries ago.
T.E. Lawrence: Time to be great again, my lord.

T.E. Lawrence: It's my manner, sir.
General Murray: Your manner?
T.E. Lawrence: Yes. It looks insubordinate, but it isn't really.

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