Sunday, December 15, 2013

Peter O'Toole (1932 - 2013)

We're so sad to report that celebrated actor Peter O'Toole has passed away according to his agent. He was 81.

O'Toole received 8 Oscar nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role, the most-nominated actor to never win. In 2003, the Academy honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Oscar. He initially declined, stating that he was still young enough to win a competitive Oscar, but he relented when the Academy insisted they would award it to him whether he was there or not.

He is much loved by Cosmo voters. At the first Cosmos, he was nominated for Best Individual Performance by an Actor for his performance in The Lion in Winter. He was nominated for the Best Actor of All Time Hall of Fame at the 2004 and 2010 awards before being inducted at the 2012 awards. He also shares in the Sexiest Ensemble win for Troy at the 2004 awards.

In addition to Troy, which won three of its nine nomination, O'Toole appeared in several other Cosmo-nominated movies. Lawrence of Arabia, which made him a star and earned for him his first Oscar nomination, was nominated for Movie With the Best Background Scenery at the first Cosmos and a Best Film of All Time Hall of Fame nomination at the 2012 awards. And in addition to his Best Individual Performance of All Time nomination for The Lion in Winter, the film has also received eight other nominations over the years, including three nominations for the Best Films of All Time Hall of Fame.

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