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Lawrence of Arabia

David Lean’s epic telling of the story of T. E. Lawrence won seven Oscars including Best Film and Best Director Oscars and made an international film star of Peter O’Toole. When Lean controversially rejected screenwriter Michael Wilson’s contribution to his Lawrence of Arabia project he approached Robert Bolt to work on the script. The result would catapult Bolt into the higher echelons of international screenwriters and see him nominated for an Academy Award.  Wilson’s contribution to the script was finally acknowledged by the Academy in 1995.