Veteran actor PETER O'TOOLE may be wowing the critics in his latest film VENUS - but co-star LESLIE PHILIPS doesn't believe his pal will scoop the Best Actor Oscar on Sunday (25FEB07).
Philips desperately hopes his friend wins the esteemed trophy but deep down he's convinced Forest Whitaker will triumph for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.
He says, "In my heart, I don't think (Peter) will get it.
"He'll be livid, as he's been nominated eight times. He didn't really want to accept the honorary lifetime award, as he wanted an Oscar for his work in a film."