Peter James O’Toole
(2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013) was a English-Irish stage and film actor. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and began working in the theatre, gaining recognition as a Shakespearean actor at the Bristol Old Vic and with the English Stage Company, before making his film debut in 1959.
[hr_invisible] He achieved international recognition playing T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia
(1962) for which he received his first Academy Awardnomination. He received seven further Oscar nominations – for Becket
(1964), The Lion in Winter
(1968), Goodbye, Mr. Chips
(1969), The Ruling Class
(1972), The Stunt Man
(1980), My Favorite Year
(1982) and Venus
(2006) – and holds the record for the most Academy Award acting nominations without a win. He won four Golden Globes, a BAFTA and an Emmy, and was the recipient of an Honorary Academy Awardin 2003.