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Old 01-27-03, 12:46 PM
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Peter O'Toole To Get Honorary Oscar

http://www.nbc4.tv/entertainment/193...201272003&ts=H

Veteran British Actor Nominated 7 Times Without Win

POSTED: 10:13 a.m. EST January 27, 2003
UPDATED: 10:42 a.m. EST January 27, 2003

The legendary actor who starred in such film classics as "Lawrence of Arabia" and "The Lion in the Winter" will finally take home an Oscar.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that it would be awarding veteran British thespian Peter O'Toole with an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement.

O'Toole, 70, has been nominated for seven Oscars without a win. In addition to Best Actor nominations for "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962) and "The Lion in the Winter" (1968), O'Toole earned nods for "Becket" (1964), "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (1969), "The Ruling Class" (1972), "The Stunt Man" (1980) and "My Favorite Year" (1982).

Frank Pierson, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said Friday that O'Toole's seven nominations put the actor "in an extremely rarefied air for a performer." And, Pierson said, the Academy's Board of Governors "felt it was time for him to hold an Oscar in his hands."

O'Toole will be presented his honorary Oscar at the 75th annual Academy Awards, set for March 23 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif.


Well it's about time. I'm not sure who he lost against those 7 times, but it is good that they are finally honoring him.

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Just watched Ruling Class a few weeks ago - what a class actor!
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O'Toole is fantastic. Much deserving!
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I really liked him in Phantoms, actually...
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Re: Peter O'Toole To Get Honorary Oscar

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Veteran British Actor Nominated 7 Times Without Win
I say this with the greatest amount of restraint possible...

"BRITISH"!?!!?!?!?!



Let's show the man some bloody respect! He is an IRISHMAN!!!

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Re: Re: Peter O'Toole To Get Honorary Oscar

Originally posted by DonnachaOne
I say this with the greatest amount of restraint possible...

"BRITISH"!?!!?!?!?!



Let's show the man some bloody respect! He is an IRISHMAN!!!


Oooops!


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Peter O'Toole

Oscar Nominations


1962:
Nominated for Lawrence of Arabia
Lost to Gregory Peck in To Kill A Mockingbird

1964:
Nominated for Becket
Lost to Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady

1968:
Nominated for The Lion in Winter
Lost to Cliff Robertson in Charly

1969:
Nominated for Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Lost to John Wayne in True Grit

1972:
Nominated for The Ruling Class
Lost to Marlon Brando in The Godfather

1980:
Nominated for The Stunt Man
Lost to Robert De Niro in Raging Bull

1982:
Nominated for My Favorite Year
Lost to Ben Kingsley in Gandhi
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That's a pretty tough crowd! So it is great that he finally gets an honorary Oscar.


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Rex Harrison kicked his ass for My Fair Lady? You gotta be kiddin'!
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It's about time!
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Originally posted by devilpants
Rex Harrison kicked his ass for My Fair Lady? You gotta be kiddin'!
What about Cliff Robertson for Charly? Jeez!
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I thought he already got the honorary oscar for Caligula.
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He's my favorite ol' school actor! He should have won for Lawrence of Arabia, one of the most memorable preformances of the last century!!!
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki7
I thought he already got the honorary oscar for Caligula.
Damn, you beat me too it!
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Personally, I thought his turn as the alcoholic, yet endearing, British official in the comedy classic Club Paradise was his finest hour.
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Originally posted by greatjedi
It's about time!
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Wonderful news!

O'Toole is a class act.
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He's still alive?

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Originally posted by Iron Chef
He's still alive?

Yes.Yes he is.
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Originally posted by purplechoe
He's my favorite ol' school actor!


"I'm not an actor, I'm a movie star!!"



But seriously, in addition to LOA, I think my favorite O'Toole role has been his Dr. Harry Wolper in Creator.
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Ha, this reminds me of an event my dad went to a couple years ago. I forget what the function was, but he said he met Peter O'Toole there and that he was so sloppily drunk he was stumbling around and couldn't even talk straight. I found that amusing.

And good deal on him getting the oscar. His resume definately deserves it. Supergirl was one of the defining moments in 80s cinema. Well, ok, but the rest of his resume definately is worth noting. And that's no joke.

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