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Peter O’Toole, the Oscar-nominated actor whose six-decade career included such film as Lawrence of Arabia and Goodbye, Mr. Chips, has died.
The actor, 81, died Saturday at London’s Wellington hospital after a long illness, his agent told BBC News.
Over the course of his career, O’Toole was nominated for eight Oscars and received an honorary statuette in 2003. Here are five of his most memorable roles, all of which were recognized by the Academy:
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
O’Toole earned the first of his Oscar noms for his role portraying the real-life British army officer T.E. Lawrence in David Lean‘s epic, focusing on his experience during World War I.
The Lion in Winter (1968)
O’Toole portrayed King Henry II in this historical drama, an adaptation of James Goldman’s play. Katharine Hepburn, John Castle and Anthony Hopkins also were among the cast.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
O’Toole took on the role of Latin teacher Arthur Chipping in this movie. Petula Clark played his love interest-turned-wife in the loose adaptation of James Hilton‘s 1934 novella.
The Ruling Class (1972)
This box-office failure turned cult classic was an adaptation of Peter Barnes‘ play, which told the story of a paranoid schizophrenic British nobleman who becomes the 14th Earl of Gurney. He thinks he’s Jesus, and his family members plot to steal the estate, leading to murder and other mayhem.
My Favorite Year (1982)
The comedy tells the tale of a junior comedy writer (Mark Linn-Baker), who recounts his “favorite year” — the one in which he met his idol, actor Allan Swann (O’Toole).
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