Irish actor Peter O'Toole has decided to put an end to a long and prolific career in which his more prominent role and has been reminded of Lawrence of Arabia. Says farewell to the stage and he confesses that he was "deeply grateful".
In a statement published in People magazine Peter O'Toole, 79, explained, from the depths of his heart, his final withdrawal of the art world in general: "Dear All, 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. 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. Ever, Peter O'Toole.".
In his long career as an actor can find feature films as "The Day They Robbed the Bank of England" (1960), "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962), "What's New. Pussycat?" (1965), "The Bible" (1966), "Man of La Mancha" (1972), "Caligula" (1979), "The Last Emperor" (1987) and "Venus" (2006) with which he was nominated the 2006 Oscar for Best Actor.
His recent works include the TV series "The Tudors" (2009) and "Cristiada" (2011), a dramatic and historic Mexican film directed by Dean Wright, who won an Oscar for special effects in "The Lord of the rings", and in which co-starred with Andy Garcia and Eva Longoria.
Peter O'Toole has been nominated eight times for the Oscar winner in 2002 of a statuette for his entire film career. These nominations and the granting of this award, add the four Golden Globe New Star of the Year (1963), in 1965 and 1969 as Best Actor in a Drama for "Becket" and "The Lion in Winter" and in 1970 Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for "Goodbye, Mr. Chips". There is also added in these awards, was nominated seven times. In the Bafta Awards, O'Toole was nominated four times of which one was the winner of this award in 1962 for Best Actor for the film "Lawrence of Arabia". In 2006 he was nominated for Best Actor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Satellite Awards for the film "Venus".
Following this release, Peter O'Toole, according to People magazine, no more interviews granted or make more statements, and that from now concentrate solely on his memoirs.