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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On Blu-ray: in My Favorite Year (1982)

By KC on Nov 19, 2019 From Classic Movies

My Favorite Year (1982) is an invigorating period piece, with uniformly excellent production values, script, and cast, but it runs deep because of a remarkable performance by Peter O’Toole. Starring as Errol Flynn-like rogue Alan Swann, a movie star whose best days are behind him, he is charmi... Read full article

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

By KC on Nov 24, 2014 From Classic Movies

It's interesting how time can affect the way we view a film, not just because of changing trends and culture, but also in the way we view the actors on the screen. The Day They Robbed the Bank of England is a sturdy, low-key thriller, with plenty of high-wire tension, but today it is perhaps best kn... Read full article

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: Well I'm off.
Eleanor: To Rome?
Henry II: That's where they keep the Pope!

Henry II: In my time I've known contessas, milkmaids, courtesans and novices, whores, gypsies, jades, and little boys, but nowhere in God's western world have I found anyone to love but you.

Thomas a Becket: God rest his soul.
King Henry II: He will, He will. He'll be much more use to God than he ever was to me.

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