Actress Diane Kruger didn't enjoy working with late actor Peter O'Toole because he was "unpleasant".
The actors starred alongside each other in 2004's epic war film Troy, and Diane admits the veteran ruined what should have been a thrilling movie experience with his bad attitude.
"It kind of sucked," she told her Sky co-star Norman Reedus in a Buzzfeed interview. "He’s dead, so I can say that. But he wasn’t the most pleasant person."
The Irish actor passed away at the age of 81 in December, 2013, but Diane revealed the whole Troy cast had been worried the star would drop dead before filming was over.
Continue reading: Diane Kruger: 'Peter O'toole Wasn't Pleasant To Work With'
The Director Of Peter O'toole's Acclaimed 2006 Movie Venus Has Revealed He Almost Fired The Acting Legend For Behaving Like A Diva On Set.
Roger Michell claims the late star behaved like "a six-year-old" during the making of the film, for which O'Toole earned an Oscar nod for his portrayal of an aged actor.
The filmmaker's diary entries, which feature in Robert Sellers' new biography of O'Toole, suggest the star was a lot to handle - even before filming started, telling Michell he couldn't work with Ian Holm, so the director recast his co-star and hired Leslie Phillips.
According to Sellers, Michell wrote, "It is like dealing with a six-year-old."
Continue reading: Peter O'toole And Venus Director Clashed
The Director Of What Was To Be Peter O'toole's Final Film Has Heaped Praise On The Late Star For Battling On Through Illness To Complete The Project.
Michael Redwood tells the Press Association his leading man was always on time and invested in the work even though it was clear his health was deteriorating.
He says, "Peter was certainly not the type to let illness decide over his career, and despite his being poorly at the time of filming, he remained full-on 10 hours a day, showing great interest in the storylines, angles of shots and the lighting."
O'Toole's Fall of an Empire: The Story of Katherine of Alexandria, which the actor shot in 2012, was released on DVD on Monday (06Apr15).
Continue reading: Peter O'toole Battled Illness To Complete Last Film
Ethan Hawke has admitted he doesn't want to win an Oscar and says one of his acting goals is to be nominated time and time again but never win.
Ethan Hawke doesn't want to win an Oscar.
The 'Boyhood' star was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor earlier this year but has insisted he didn't mind not picking up the gong.
He told the Evening Standard magazine: ''So much mediocrity is strung up the flagpole. I'd rather not win.
Continue reading: Ethan Hawke Not Hoping For Oscar Wins
Actor Ethan Hawke Is Glad He Missed Out On An Oscar This Year (15) And He Now Aims To Beat The Record Of Late Actor Peter O'toole, Who Was Nominated Eight Times And Never Won.
Hawke has been nominated for four Academy Awards, for his turn in Training Day and his screenwriting on Before Sunset and Before Midnight, as well as his acclaimed role in Boyhood, which pitched him in the Best Supporting Actor category at the 2015 ceremony.
He was beaten to the trophy by Whiplash star J.K. Simmons, and Hawke admits the loss has spurred him on to land more unsuccessful nominations, telling British newspaper the London Evening Standard, "(Awards are) just a distraction... So much mediocrity is strung up the flagpole. I'd rather not win. One of my acting ambitions is to beat Peter O'Toole who got eight nominations and never won."
O'Toole, who died in 2013, eventually accepted an honorary Academy Award in 2003 to recognise his career achievements.
The British actor had scheduled a meeting to catch up with his pal after hearing of his recent ill health, but he was too late.
Phillips explains to Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper, "He was a very private person though and we fell out of contact for a while. That happens with people in this industry. Then recently I read that he had been unwell. I made plans to go and see him, but the day I was supposed to go they told me it was too late because he had died. That came as a great shock to me."
Continue reading: Leslie Phillips' Sorrow Over Peter O'toole's Death
The actor's former wife wants to attend his funeral.
Peter O'Toole's death on the 14th December has brought a renewed interest in the actor and his lengthy and illustrious career as well as people emerging from the fray to attest to the star's character and praise one of the old hellraisers. O'Toole's former wife, Siân Phillips, may have split acrimoniously from the Lawrence of Arabia actor but apparently holds her ex-husband in high enough esteem to be planning on attending his funeral.
Peter O'Toole Burned Out In The Late 70s Due To Alcohol.
The Leeds-raised actor married the Welsh-born actress in 1959 and they had two children together, Kate and Patricia, before their 1979 divorce. "It is sad the way things worked out, but Siân did have some very happy times with Peter and a death is a time to see a whole life in perspective," a friend of Miss Phillips tells The Telegraph.
Continue reading: Peter O'Toole Funeral To Be Attended By Ex-Wife Sian Phillips
The acting great passed away in peace on Saturday, 14 December
The acting great Peter O'Toole has tragically passed away after lossing a long battle with illness. The actor passed away in hospital on Saturday, 14 December, having retired from acting a little over a year prior to his unfortunate passing. He was 81-years-old.
Peter O'Toole: 1932 - 2013
"Oh what terrible news. Farewell Peter O'Toole. I had the honour of directing him in a scene. Monster, scholar, lover of life, genius …" tweeted Stephen Fry in response to the sad passing. Comic David Walliam also had fond memories of the late acting great, tweeting, "Matt (Lucas) & I had drinks with Peter O'Toole in LA a few years ago. He was hugely entertaining. The greatest company. A legend on screen and off."
Continue reading: Tributes Flood In For The Late Peter O'Toole
Veteran actor Peter O'Toole has cited his deteriorating health as the reason behind his decision to step away from the spotlight.
The 80-year-old movie icon announced his retirement last summer (12), 50 years after he broke into the industry with a star turn in 1962's Lawrence of Arabia, and he admits persistent health battles prompted him to quit acting.
O'Toole was hospitalised while filming a movie in Kazakhstan in 2011, and he admits the incident was the final push he needed to start considering his future.
Continue reading: Peter O'toole Blames Poor Health For Retirement
The Billy Budd star socialised with the likes of Finney, O'Toole and Michael Caine, who were all renowned for being big drinkers, but Stamp admits he struggled to get to grips with booze, despite trying his best to be part of the scene.
He tells Britain's Seven magazine, "A lot of the time it was just fantastic. On the other hand, I was never into all the drink and drugs. I tried them, of course, but all the time I was thinking to myself, 'I've got to give this my best shot.' Going out and getting p**sed and falling down, that just wasn't for me. Apart from anything else, all the others were so good, you know, Finney, O'Toole... I couldn't just stroll on after a brandy like them. I needed to be as clear-headed as I could."
Date of birth
2nd August, 1932
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