Peter O'TooleOscar Nominee
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Peter was born under the official name O'Toole, Peter Seamus on August 2nd, 1932. He died on December 14th, 2013 in London, England, UK. He has been a credited actor since the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia.
Peter O'Toole was a bankable leading actor on the silver screen. He has starred in eight films including the 2010 drama film Eager to Die as the character Lord Pelican, the 2002 comedy movie Global Heresy playing Lord Foxley and the 1980 action release The Stunt Man cast as Eli Cross.
Peter has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in thirteen films including: the 2014 action film The Whole World at Our Feet as the character Tugboat, the 2012 drama movie For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada playing Father Christopher and the 2007 animation release Ratatouille cast as Anton Ego.
His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2007 animation film Ratatouille, which brought in $206,000,000 at the box office.
Peter is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least nine magazines, captured in more than four pictorials, interviewed in over eight publications and featured in fourteen magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least five books.
As an actor Peter O'Toole has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on eight occasions. His first nomination was for Best Actor for his portrayal of T.E. Lawrence in the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. Peter O'Toole was also nominated for Best Actor for his role as King Henry II in the 1964 movie Becket , Best Actor for his role as King Henry II in the 1968 movie The Lion in Winter , Best Actor for his role as Arthur Chipping in the 1969 movie Goodbye, Mr. Chips , Best Actor for his role as Jack, 14th Earl of Gurney in the 1972 movie The Ruling Class , Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Eli Cross in the 1980 movie The Stunt Man , Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Alan Swann in the 1982 movie My Favorite Year and Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Maurice in the 2006 movie Venus .