Upon leaving school, he decided to become a journalist, beginning as a newspaper copy boy. Although he succeeded in becoming a reporter, he discovered the theater and made his stage debut at age O'Toole spent several years on-stage at the Bristol Old Vic, then made an inconspicuous film debut in the Disney classic Kidnapped In , he was chosen by David Lean to play T. Lawrence in Lean's epic drama Lawrence of Arabia
Peter O'Toole Retirement: Legendary Actor Announces End Of Career
By Steve Chagollan. Assistant Managing Editor, Features. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. I had the honor of directing him in a scene. But he did indeed show up at the ceremony the following year, accepting the award from Meryl Streep.
He also wrote The Neon Bible. Although several people in the literary world felt his writing skills were praiseworthy, Toole's novels were rejected during his lifetime. After suffering from paranoia and depression due in part to these failures, he died by suicide at the age of