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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:

Henry II: My life, when it is written, will read better than it lived. Henry Fitz-Empress, first Plantagenet, a king at twenty-one, the ablest soldier of an able time. He led men well, he cared for justice when he could and ruled, for thirty years, a state as great as Charlemagne's. He married out of love, a woman out of legend. Not in Alexandria, or Rome, or Camelot has there been such a queen. She bore him many children. But no sons. King Henry had no sons. He had three whiskered things but he disowned them
Henry II: [to his sons] You're not mine! We're not connected! I deny you! None of you will get my crown, I leave you nothing and I wish you plague! May all your children breach and die!
Henry II: [storms out the corridor, turns and looks back] My Boys are gone
Henry II: [he starts unsteadily down the corridor] I've lost my boys
Henry II: [he stops, glares towards the Deity] You dare to damn me, do You? Well, I damn you back
Henry II: [like a biblical figure, shaking his fist to the sky] GODDAMN YOU!
Henry II: [moving blindly down the corridor again] My boys are gone. I've lost my boys. Oh, Jesus, all my boys...
[collapses, weeping on the stairs]

King Henry II: Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?

Dr. Fritz Fassbender: When did all this come to an end?
Michael James: It didn't come to an end! That's the point.

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