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Peter O'Toole

Actor Peter O'Toole

Profession: Actor

Nationality:
United Kingdom
British

Why Famous: Peter O'Toole was a stage actor before he was cast as the lead in David Lean's epic film "Laurence of Arabia" (1962). O'Toole was nominated for an Oscar and went on to achieve a record eight best actor nominations without a win. In 2003 the Academy awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award.

O'Toole other major film roles include "Lion in Winter" (1968) with Katharine Hepburn, "Goodbye, Mr Chips" (1969), "The Stunt Man" (1980) and later in his career in Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Last Emperor (1987).

O'Toole's performances often varied throughout his career but like his personality were never mediocre. A stage role in MacBeth" was famously badly reviewed in 1980. He is also remembered for being part of group of actors labelled hellraisers in the 1960s that included Richard Burton, Richard Harris and Oliver Reed.

Born: August 2, 1932
Birthplace: Leeds (disputed), Yorkshire, England

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo

Died: December 14, 2013 (aged 81)

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