Peter O'Toole set to reject Honorary Oscar
January 30th, 2003
Peter O'Toole was selected by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an honorary Oscar for a lifetime of work. However, in a handwritten letter Peter O'Toole has asked the Academy to hold-off giving him the award for another 10 years hoping to “win the lovely bugger outright.” The 70 year old actor has been nominated 7 times for an Oscar, first in 1962 for his role as T.E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia and most recently in 1982 for playing Alan Swann in My Favorite Year. Peter O'Toole's 7 nominations without a win is a record for a living actor. Richard Burton, who passed away in 1984, also had 7 nominations without a win.
His next chance to win will be for the upcoming Bright Young Things currently being shot in London, England.
Submitted by: C.S.Strowbridge