Peter O’Toole of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ fame passed away
Legendary actor Peter O’Toole (81), applauded for his role in the classic 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia, passed away in London.
He was an Irish actor who made his film debut in 1959. He rose to stardom playing T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) for which he was nominated for Academy Award for the first time. 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 bagged four Golden Globes, a BAFTA and an Emmy, and was the recipient of an Honorary Academy Award in 2003. He bid adieu to his 50-year acting career in 2012.