Oscar: O’Toole, Peter, Nominated Twice for Playing King Henry II

Two of Peter O’Toole’s Best Actor nominations were for playing the same figure, King Henry II, albeit in different movies.

In 1964, O’Toole was nominated for King Henry II in Becket, which was also nominated for Best Picture, but did not win.

In  1968, O’Toole was nominated for playing the same king in The Lion in Winter, for which his co-star, Katharine Hpeburn won the Best Actress.