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Peter O’Toole, 79, a true veteran in the acting arena, has decided to retire.
He released a letter on June 10 announcing his departure. Although he doesn’t have an Oscar win in his arsenal, O’Toole was able to achieve many accolades under his belt, including an honorary Oscar.
He was nominated for Oscars for his roles in 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 and, Venus, 2006 according to The Chicago Tribune.
O’Toole originally wanted to pursue a career in journalism but made his acting debut in 1956. His most notable performance came in Lawrence of Arabia.
In his farewell letter, Peter stated, “The heart for it has gone out of me: it won’t come back. It’s my belief that one should decide for oneself when it is time to end one’s stay. So I bud the profession a dry-eyed and profoundly grateful farewell”, reports The Huffington Post.
That had to be the most classiest and poignant way to exit stage left.