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Peter Ustinov, Award Winner –

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Peter Ustinov: Best Supporting Actor
(1960 and 1964):

1960: SPARTACUS (Drama)

Peter Ustinov won his first Supporting Actor Oscar for playing the clownish slave in Stanley Kubrik's ancient Rome epic...

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1964: TOPKAPI (Drama)

Ustinov won his second supporting Oscar for playing the small time con man and tourist guide who is duped by a sharper pair.

About Peter Ustinov (1921 – 2004)
ustinov-photo-1British actor, director, and screenwriter; Peter Ustinov made his stage debut at 17, wrote his first play at 24 and directed his first picture at 25. He went on to be the author of over 30 plays, screenplays, and books. In fact, in 1968, Peter Ustinov was nominated for his screenplay titled Hot Millions. Ustinov won critical acclaim for writing, directing, producing and acting in the film Billy Bud in 1962.

Peter Ustinov excelled at playing pompous, vain characters. He played the French detective Poirot in several Agatha Christie movies and was slotted to play Peter Seller's role in The Pink Panther (1962) before he backed out.

Peter Ustinov was nominated in 1951, for Quo Vadis.

Peter Ustinov's notable movie credits include...

Mein Kampf
The Goose Steps Out (1942)
One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)
Private Angelo (1949)
Hotel Sahara (1951)
Quo Vadis (1951)
Beau Brummell (1954)
The Egyptian (1954)
The Spies
The Sundowners (1960)
Romanoff And Juliet (1961)
Billy Budd (1961)
The Comedians (1961)
Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
Viva Max (1969)
Logan's Run (1976)
The Last Remake Of Beau Geste (1977)
Death On The Nile (1978)
Ashanti (1979)
Evil Under The Sun (1982)
Memed My Hawk (1984)
Appointment By Death (1988)
La Revolution Francaise (1989)
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
The Phoenix And The Magic Carpet (1995)
The Bachelor (1999)
The Will To Exist
Luther (2003)

Peter Ustinov's television credits include...

Jesus Of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series 1977)
Omni: The New Frontier (TV Series)
Around The World In 80 Days (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Wings Of The Red Star Mig Force (TV Mini-Series 1993)
Inside The Vatican (TV Mini-Series)
The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Mini- Series 1995)
Planet Ustinoff (TV Series)
On The Trail Of Mark Twain (TV Mini-Series)
Victoria And Albert (TV Movie) (2001)
Salem Witch Trials (TV Movie) 2002
Winter Solstice (TV Movie) (2003)

Peter's writing and directing credits include:

School For Secrets
Vice Versa
Private Angelo (1949)
Romanoff And Juliet (1961)
Billy Budd (1962)
Lady L (1965)




Peter Ustinov in Death On The Nile (1978).




Peter Ustinov in Blackbeard's Ghost (1968).


Peter Ustinov in Spartacus (1960).




Peter Ustinov in Topkapi (1964).



Ustinov in Evil Under The Sun (1982).