Peter UstinovOscar Winner
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Peter was born under the official name von Ustinov, Peter Alexander Freiherr on April 16th, 1921. He died on March 28th, 2004 in Genolier, Vaud, Switzerland (heart failure). He has been a credited actor since the 1951 film Quo Vadis.
Peter has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in ten films including: the 1999 comedy film The Bachelor as the character Grandad James Shannon, the 1992 drama movie Lorenzo's Oil playing Professor Nikolais and the 1976 action release Logan's Run cast as Old Man.
His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1973 adventure film Robin Hood, which brought in $32,000,000 at the box office.
Peter is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least four magazines, captured in more than three pictorials, interviewed in over three publications and featured in forty-seven magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least eight books.
As an actor Peter Ustinov has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. His first Oscar was for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his portrayal of Batiatus in the 1960 film Spartacus. Peter Ustinov also won the Oscar for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Arthur Simpson in the 1964 movie Topkapi .