Retirement from Acting
7-10-2012 by roger chartier
It’s the announcement today in the media from Peter O’Toole who 50 years ago starred in “Lawrence of Arabia”.
At age 79 the actor who won many hearts and also was an eight time nominee for the Oscar and an honorary Oscar winner, announced his retirement from show business.
“Dear All,” “It is time for me to chuck in the sponge. To retire from films and stage. The heart for it has gone out of me: it won’t come back.
“My professional acting life, stage and screen, has brought me public support, emotional fulfillment and material comfort. It has brought 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. So I bid the profession a dry-eyed and profoundly grateful farewell.”
“Ever, Peter O’Toole.”