Peter O’Toole

Peter O'Toole 2Born: 2 August 1932
Died: 14 December 2013












Academy Award nominated actor Peter O’Toole was born on this day in 1932.

He began his career on stage, gaining recognition as a Shakespearean actor before making his screen debut with roles in Kidnapped (1960) and The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960). Two years later he gained international recognition with the title role in David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

O’Toole was nominated a further seven times for the films Becket (1964), The Lion in Winter (1968), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), The Ruling Class (1972), The Stunt Man (1980), My Favourite Year (1982), and Venus (2006), making him the most Academy Award nominated actor of all time without winning an award.

Other films he is known for include What’s New Pussycat? (1965), Under Milk Wood (1972), Man of La Mancha (1972), Man Friday (1975) and The Last Emperor (1987) for which he received a Best Supporting Actor BAFTA nomination.

In 2002 he received the Academy Honorary Award in recognition of an actor:

whose remarkable talents have provided cinema history with some of its most memorable characters.

Read more at The Internet Movie Database

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