Oscar Actors: Peter O’Toole–Greatest Loser in Academy History

This is what I wrote in 2006:

h0g8oyktwriWith his eighth acting nomination, for Miramax’s 2006 “Venus,” Peter O’Toole may be a winner no matter what happens. If he receives a legit, competitive Best Actor Oscar, it would be his first win.



If O’Toole doesn’t win, he’ll go down in Oscar’s record books as the actor with the most Best Actor nominations without a win. The late Richard Burton, had received 7 Oscar nominations, but one was in the supporting league.

O’Toole Oscar Nominations:

1962: Lawrence of Arabia

1964: Becket

1968: The Lion in Winter

1972: The Ruling Class

1980: The Stunt Man

1968: Goodbye, Mr. Chips

1982: My Favorite Year

2006: Venus