What actor holds the record for most nominations (8) in the Best Actor category without a win?
Peter O'Toole was first nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Lawrence of Arabia in 1962, but hasn't received the award. He earned seven other Oscar nominations for Becket (1964), The Lion in Winter (1968), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), The Ruling Class (1972), The Stunt Man (1980), My Favorite Year (1982), and Venus (2006), all without a win. That makes Peter O'Toole the most nominated actor in the history of cinema never to earn the precious award.
An Honorary Academy Award was given to O'Toole in 2002. This award is earned by the actors who have created the most remarkable and significant characters in the history of the film industry. While some consider Peter to be the unluckiest cinema actor, his loyal fans and worshipers of his talent believe that the number of Oscars received doesn't matter.