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  • ETPhoneHome
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    Peter O’Toole was nominated for 8 Best Actor Academy Awards, but never won. The Academy finally gave him an honorary one, but for such a great career, shouldn’t he have recieved a competitive one? Who should he have beaten?

    The films he was nominated for:

    Lawrence of Arabia (1962),
    Becket (1964),
    The Lion in Winter (1968),
    Goodbye Mr. Chips (1969),
    The Ruling Class (1972),
    The Stunt Man (1980),
    My Favorite Year (1982),
    Venus (2006).

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    allabout oscars
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    Peter O’Toole should have won 2 best actor oscars.
    1968 and 2006..
    The choices of Cliff Robertson and Forest Whitaker
    were both shameful…IMO..

    Robertson’s film was weaker than a TV movie of the week
    at its release time…and Whitaker was actually supporting
    McAvoy in Last King of Scotland..

    O’Toole’s other 6 nominations were worthy but not
    strong enough to best the best actor winners of those years.

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    JayDF
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    O’Toole was my top choice for LAWRENCE of ARABIA.

    Although he was never my top choice again I did rank him higher than the winner when he was nominated for BECKET, GOODBYE MR. CHIPS and MY FAVORITE YEAR. 

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    John Wayne should have not won imo but I also feel that Brando should have been in supporting.

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    Brando????
    You mean 1972 THE GODFATHER  vs O’Toole in The ruling Class??
    Brando was a shoo-in and deservedly so but even if it wasnt him
    the oscar wouldve gone to OLIVIER  OR CAINE  for Sleuth.
    And i guess john Wayne …referring to 1969..I agree   Wayne was
    undeserving but the Oscar shouldve gone to  VOIGHT HOFFMAN
    OR BURTON  all before O’Toole in a dreadful film..(goodbye mr. chips)

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    Peter O’Toole should have two lead Oscars. The Lion in Winter is the
    obvious choice, a year he was absurdly passed over for typical Best
    Actor Oscar bait. That film obviously had support too, as Katharine
    Hepburn won. Maybe if the film won Best Picture O’Toole would’ve been
    carried as well.

    But I chose Lawrence of Arabia because I think
    it’s one of the greatest roles in cinema history in one of the greatest
    films ever made. Had O’Toole been older and more established with more
    films and nominations to his name, he would’ve competed to win. While
    Gregory Peck gives the performance of his career, another iconic role
    that he was born to play, O’Toole simply soars across the screen and
    does something incredible: he makes a David Lean epic film more about
    the person it depicts, his triumphs and failures, his ferocity and
    demons, than its sheer epicness. Strangely, this film is more intimate
    than the visuals imply, that vast expanse of desert from Cairo to Aqaba,
    and is a stark contrast to Lean’s later work. This performance is an
    extraordinary achievement in a film so focused on its lead character,
    his journey, which is strangely cyclical as it begins with his death and
    ends kind of suddenly with him leaving the desert. There are so many
    wonderful scenes that show various sides of Lawrence: when he must kill
    Gasim, when he walks atop the train robes flowing in the wind, when he
    blows out the match. I don’t think To Kill a Mockingbird shows the same
    level of investigation of character, of someone so enigmatic and
    mysterious. So for me, 1962 would be one of those tough years between
    two great performances, but I would choose Peter O’Toole’s Lawrence, a
    performance I place alongside Marlon Brando in On The Waterfront and
    Robert De Niro in Raging Bull.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    Brando????
    You mean 1972 THE GODFATHER  vs O’Toole in The ruling Class??
    Brando was a shoo-in and deservedly so but even if it wasnt him
    the oscar wouldve gone to OLIVIER  OR CAINE  for Sleuth.
    And i guess john Wayne …referring to 1969..I agree   Wayne was
    undeserving but the Oscar shouldve gone to  VOIGHT HOFFMAN
    OR BURTON  all before O’Toole in a dreadful film..(goodbye mr. chips)

    I agree with you about Caine and Olivier in Sleuth. I think the only reason that Brando won is because them both being nominated split the vote. If only one was nominated, they probably would have won.

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    I agree with allaboutoscars in that O’Toole should have won for Lion in Winter in 1968 over Cliff Robertson(who I didn’t believe as either a genius or an idiot) and for Venus in 2006 over a scenery-chewing Forest Whitaker.

    I agree with the Academy in 1962, 1980, and 1982.

    In 1964, I would have voted for Peter Sellers for Dr. Strangelove.
    In 1969, I would have voted for Jon Voight for Midnight Cowboy.
    In 1972, I would have voted for Paul Winfield for Sounder.

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    Laactingnyc
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    1968

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    Baby Clyde
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    2006 should have been a shoo in.

    I still don’t know what happened. It’s not a if Forest Whitaker was particularly good or overdue. I don’t think O’Toole was the best (I would have votes for Will Smith) but far less derserving people win career Oscars against much more competive opposition all the time.

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