With seven Oscar nominations without a win, Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole jointly held a dubious Oscar record. Burton, whose nominations were all for Best Supporting Actor, may have felt particularly slighted by the Academy. Indeed, he was once given a Best Supporting Actor nod for his role in My Cousin Rachel
. His role? Philip Ashley -- the male lead!
[Rachel was played by Olivia de Havilland.]
["I rather like my reputation, actually," Burton once declared. "That of a spoiled genius from the Welsh gutter, a drunk, a womanizer; it's rather an attractive image."]