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1. Top zoom in on stage during the 75th Academy Awards (2003) at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Peter O'Toole receives Honorary Oscar from Meryl Streep
2. Close of O'Toole and Streep greeting on stage
3. Various of Kodak Theatre with audience giving O'Toole round of applause and standing ovation
4. Mid of O'Toole holding Oscar on stage
5. Mid of Nicolas Cage and Jack Nicholson clapping and smiling in audience
6. Various of audience clapping
7. Wide of Streep and O'Toole on stage
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Peter O'Toole, actor, accepting Oscar: ++includes cutaways of actors listening to O'Toole's acceptance speech: Nicole Kidman, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Calista Flockhart, Harrison Ford, Cameron Diaz++
"Meryl Streep, members of the Academy, distinguished guests, viewers, ladies and gentlemen. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride - my foot! I have my very own Oscar now to be with me till death us do part. I wish the Academy to know that I am as delighted as I am honoured. And I am honoured. The magic of the movies enraptured me when I was a child; as I totter into antiquity, movie magic enraptures me still. Having already bagged this baby, as it were, and so spared uncertainties prior to the opening of an envelope, I'm able to think. I think of our colleagues, our old friends, now gone, who played their parts in this ceremony. I think of the sumptuous talents alive and well and with us now. I think of the astonishing young, the gifted and able young men and women who I meet practically every time I go to work and from whom I grab energy in handfuls. I think of the United States and of the loves and friendships I've known here for more than half a century, and of how much the nation has given to me both personally, privately and professionally. I am deeply thankful. And now, at this last, you have given me this delightful shock. You're very good. Good night and God bless you."
Peter O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom in the title role of the film 'Lawrence of Arabia' and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, died aged 81 on Saturday following a long illness.
He set the record for most nominations without ever winning, though he had accepted an honorary Oscar in 2003.
O'Toole received the Oscar at the 75th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on March 23, 2003 from Meryl Streep.
He had nearly turned down the award, sending a letter asking that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hold off on honouring him until he turned 80.
In his acceptance speech O'Toole joked "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride, my foot!"
O'Toole hit international stardom with David Lean's epic film "Lawrence of Arabia".
With only a few minor film roles behind him, O'Toole was unknown to most cinema-goers when they first saw him as T.E. Lawrence, the mythic British World War I soldier and scholar who led an Arab rebellion against the Turks.
His sensitive portrayal of Lawrence's complex character garnered O'Toole his first Oscar nomination, and the spectacularly photographed desert epic remains his best known role.
In 1964's "Becket", O'Toole played King Henry II to Richard Burton's Thomas Becket, and won another Oscar nomination.
Burton shared O'Toole's fondness for drinking, and their off-set carousing made headlines.
Six more Oscar nominations followed: for playing Henry again in 1968 in "The Lion in Winter", in 1968 for "Goodbye, Mr. Chips", in 1971 for "The Ruling Class", in 1980 for "The Stunt Man", in 1982 for "My Favourite Year" and for "Venus" in 2006.