Peter O'Toole sat for a portrait for USA TODAY in 2007. The prolific actor has died at the age of 81. O'Toole was nominated for eight best-acting Oscars, a record, for films that include 1962's 'Lawrence of Arabia,'' The Lion in Winter' (1968) and 'Goodbye Mr. Chips' (1969). He received an honorary lifetime achievement Oscar in 2003.
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Anthony Quinn, Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif in 1962's 'Lawrence of Arabia.' As enigmatic WWI British officer T.E. Lawrence, O'Toole cracks under the pressure of being a savior to the Arabs. This was O'Toole's first Oscar nomination.
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Peter O'Toole studying for his role in 'Lawrence of Arabia.'
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Peter O'Toole during the opening night of 'Hamlet' at the Old Vic on Oct. 22, 1963. This was the inaugural production of the National Theatre Company, with Laurence Olivier as its director.
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Peter O'Toole in 1964's 'Becket.' O'Toole earned his second Oscar nomination for his role as Henry II opposite Richard Burton.
Peter O'Toole in 1966's 'How to Steal a Million Dollars and Live Happily Ever After.'
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Peter O'Toole received his third Oscar nomination for 1968's 'The Lion in Winter'.
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O'Toole played a reserved British teacher who falls for Petula Clark and received his fourth Oscar nomination for 1969's 'Goodbye, Mr. Chips.'
Peter O'Toole earned his fifth Oscar nomination for the role of Jack Arnold Alexander Tancred Gurney, 14th Earl of Gurney, in the 1972 film 'The Ruling Class,' directed by Peter Medak.
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In 1980 Peter O'Toole received his sixth Oscar nomination when he played a God-like director who lords over cast and crew in the motion picture 'The Stunt Man.'
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Peter O'Toole earned his penultimate Oscar nomincation in 1982 for his role in the film 'My Favorite Year,' where he starred with Mark Linn-Baker.
In 2003 Peter O'Toole received an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award was fittingly presented to him by Meryl Streep, who has received 17 Academy Award nominations.
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Peter O'Toole received his last Oscar nomination in 2006 for his role as Maurice, an old actor who finds his life invigorated by Jessie (Jodie Whittaker), the grand-niece of a friend.
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A 1987 portrait of Peter O'Toole.
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