O'Toole to be honored at TCM film fest

March 18, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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LOS ANGELES, March 18 (UPI) -- Irish-born actor Peter O'Toole's hand and footprints are to be enshrined in concrete outside Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, organizers said.

The April 30 event will take place as part of the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival.

"Caught at last. Forensics will have my dabs forever," said O'Toole, an eight-time Oscar nominee in reference to the prints.

The celebration of the 78-year-old actor's career will also include an April 29 interview with TCM host Robert Osborne, as well as a screening of O'Toole's Oscar-nominated performance in the 1964 film "Becket."

"For more than five decades, Peter O'Toole has been a commanding presence on film with his impeccable talent and artistry, all of which has only grown stronger over time," Osborne said. "We couldn't be more pleased that he will be with us in person in Hollywood when we celebrate his life and career at the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival. His being with us promises to be one of the highlights of an amazing and star-studded event."

The festival is to take place April 28 through May 1 in Hollywood.

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