One of the greatest actors of any generation, Peter O’Toole, passed away Saturday at the age of 81. The eight-time Oscar nominee had an incredibly eclectic and memorable career, with signature roles ranging from Lawrence of Arabia and The Lion in Winter, to newer work like Ratatouille and The Tutors. Even in his later years, few could blend into a role with such incredibly grace and presence.
In 2003, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences finally bestowed O’Toole with an honorary Oscar celebrating “remarkable talents [that] have provided cinema history with some of its most memorable characters.” O’Toole followed that up with another decade of high caliber work, including his final nomination in 2006 for Venus.
He was truly one of the titans of the silver screen and he’ll be missed.