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Peter O'Toole Retires from Acting

Posted: July 10th, 2012 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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79-year-old Oscar-nominated actor Peter O'Toole has announced that after over sixty years of performing, he has decided to retire from acting.

"It is time for me to retire from films and stage. The heart for it has gone out of me: it won't come back," he said. "My professional acting life, stage and screen, has brought me public support, emotional fulfillment and material comfort. It has brought me together with fine people, good companions with whom I've shared the inevitable lot of all actors: flops and hits. However, it's my belief that one should decide for oneself when it is time to end one's stay. So I bid the profession a dry-eyed and profoundly grateful farewell."

Having started out on stage and television in Britain, O'Toole shot to fame in "Lawrence of Arabia," and later led in such iconic films as "Caligula," "Man of La Mancha" and "Goodbye Mr. Chips." More recently, he played the Pope in "The Tudors."

He was nominated for a total of eight Academy Awards, the most recent coming in 2006 for "Venus." While never winning a competitive Oscar, he was bestowed with an honorary statuette in 2003. He won a BAFTA, four Golden Globes, an Emmy and an Olivier Award.

Source: THR


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Avirex writes:
on July 10th, 2012 at 10:08:57 PM

Channing Tatum, Adam Sandler, Kristen Stewart, Tyler Perry, etc. should follow his example and retire immediately.
cress writes:
on July 10th, 2012 at 10:09:42 PM

He gave this retirement statement to his home nurse attendant while she was changing his diaper.
jatilq writes:
on July 10th, 2012 at 10:14:33 PM

He was is a great actor. I liked all his movies.
minkowski writes:
on July 10th, 2012 at 10:27:35 PM

What a f*cking champ. Well, buddy, after sixty years in the biz, you've earned a little rest and relaxation. Take care, legend.

(and to all the losers like Taters and sh*t Beef trying to fill his shoes, f*ck off.)
Kurskij writes:
on July 10th, 2012 at 10:32:16 PM

What a legend.

The fact that he never got an Oscar and f*cking Reese Witherspoon got one is ridiculous. Monique got one for f*ck's sake!
BadChadB33 writes:
on July 10th, 2012 at 10:36:01 PM

You've earned it, even in Phantoms you rocked.

Kurskij- Shows you how f*cked up this world is. A fat waste of life can get one just bc she's fat, but a Legend doesn't. Yup f*cked up indeed.
KillerCOck writes:
on July 10th, 2012 at 10:55:23 PM

Good Show!
bandolero999 writes:
on July 10th, 2012 at 11:31:33 PM

You hear that Deniro and Sam jackson?
cress writes:
on July 10th, 2012 at 11:35:55 PM

Its a shame that one of the last places we get to see him on the big screen was PROMETHEUS. f*ck you Lindeloff. That was the only epic part of your film, The Lawrence of Arabia scenes.
OneTime writes:
on July 10th, 2012 at 11:54:46 PM

hes gonna die within a week
cress writes:
on July 11th, 2012 at 12:05:10 AM

@OneTime. LOL
Johnnyb writes:
on July 11th, 2012 at 12:43:06 AM

Like Harvey Dent will say in other words: you retire like a hero or you act long enough, only to see yourself become a bad actor!!!!!
Ranger writes:
on July 11th, 2012 at 1:21:28 AM

So he's finally going into porn?
Ranger writes:
on July 11th, 2012 at 1:21:58 AM

PS: truly a legendary actor.
vaodsi writes:
on July 11th, 2012 at 4:31:24 AM

NOOOOOOOO!!!!!

you are already missed Peter.

Seriously, one of the greatest actors living.
ALIsuperstar writes:
on July 11th, 2012 at 4:54:01 AM

Well mister old guy take care! "The Lion in Winter" best of his acting to me.
Bullit writes:
on July 11th, 2012 at 6:07:42 AM

Let's not forget "The Night of The Genrals", "Murphy's War" "The Lion in Winter".

One of the very rare actors, like Sir Anthony Hopkins that can be called a living legend while they're still alive. A natural born actor that always gave me a sheer pleasure to watch him or listening to him.

@Kurskij & Bad: Plus one fellas!
snoop writes:
on July 11th, 2012 at 6:47:56 AM

Good. Now that you're free you can give us the dirt on Hollywood.

@Kurskij
Don't forget about Diablo Cody.
Kurskij writes:
on July 11th, 2012 at 7:37:23 AM

^oh, f*ck. Why did you have to remind me?

You have exquisite taste, Academy.
Ranger writes:
on July 11th, 2012 at 11:08:23 AM

'One of the very rare actors, like Sir Anthony Hopkins that can be called a living legend while they're still alive. A natural born actor that always gave me a sheer pleasure to watch him or listening to him.' --- well said.

trailertrash writes:
on July 11th, 2012 at 4:55:02 PM

See we ain't all hate on WP

When someone like Peter is mentioned, Respect is given because it's totally deserved.

Some many great films, The Stunt Man was always a fav, a quirky little film for sure
Master Thought writes:
on July 12th, 2012 at 6:21:29 AM

He's only 79? He looks like he's in his mid 90s. Still, props to the old codger. Enjoy retirement, sir.

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