Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Peter O'Toole Retires

http://news.yahoo.com/peter-otoole-retires-dry-eyed-farewell-171800317.html

Peter O'Toole is retiring from show business, saying he no longer has the heart for it and that it's time to "chuck in the sponge."

O'Toole, who turns 80 on Aug. 2, said in a statement Tuesday that his career on stage and screen fulfilled him emotionally and financially, bringing "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," he said. "So I bid the profession a dry-eyed and profoundly grateful farewell."

FILE - This March 19, 2008 file photo shows actor Peter O'Toole attending the world premiere of the second season of Showtime's "The Tudors", in New York. In a statement released Tuesday, July 10, 2012, the 79-year-old actor said he would retire from films and stage. “The heart of it has gone out of me,” he said, adding, “it won't come back.” O'Toole won acclaim as a Shakespearian actor before rocketing to fame in “Lawrence of Arabia.” His last of eight Oscar nominations was in 2007 for the film “Venus.” (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

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