“It is time for me to chuck in the sponge. To retire from films and stage. The heart for it has gone out of me: it won’t come back.” Legendary actor Peter O##Q##Toole, 79 year old, has decided to retire from his acting career.
O’Toole began his career at the age of 27. His big break came when he was cast as the lead in “Lawrence of Arabia,” which earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He has been nominated for seven other Academy Awards, with the most recent one in 2006 for “Venus.” He received an honorary Oscar in 2003.
His other notable films include “Goodbye Mr. Chips,” “The Last Emperor,” “My Favorite Year,” and “The Lion in the Winter.” He also provided the voice of Anton Ego in “Ratatouille.”
When O’Toole began acting, he was called “the finest Hamlet of his generation,” and “a blazing new talent.” Now, after many memorable roles, he has made a big impact in acting. Actor Michael Caine said in an interview for “The Dark Knight Rises,” “There was a group of us working class actors, Peter O##Q##Toole, Albert Finney, everybody, and we changed the way things were.”
“So I bid the profession a dry-eyed and profoundly grateful farewell.” You will be missed on the big screen, Peter O##Q##Toole! Now he has plenty of time to relax and will focus on the third volume of his memoirs!