Though some of these thespians won Academy Awards in other catagories including Director, Best Supporting Actor, The Irving J. Thalburg Award, etcetera not one of these icons of Hollywood ever won an Oscar for Best Actor:
Richard Burton (7 nominations)
Peter O'Toole (7 nominations)
Montgomery Clift (4nominations)
Robert Redford (1 nomination)
Kirk Douglas (3 nominations)
Richard Harris (2 nominations)
Morgan Freeman (3 nominations)
Harrison Ford (1 nomination)
Cary Grant (2 nominations)
Steve McQueen (1 nomination)
Albert Finney (5 nominations)
Clint Eastwood (2 nominations)
James Dean (2 posthumous nominations)
An interesting fact, James Dean was the first actor ever to receive a posthuous nomination for Best Actor and the only person to date to have received 2 posthumous nominations.
There are, of course, many more talented actors who have, to date, not won this award. This list includes but is not limited to Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, Jeff Bridges and John Hurt to name a few. It is highly possible that Heath Ledger will receive a posthumous nomination as the Joker in Dark Knight.
However, in making my list I was going for icons of film, legends of the silver screen who, either by the weight of their acting or by the iconic films they took part in, have become part of movie history and a piece of American pop culture.
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