4 nominations, 0 wins
One of Hollywood great tragedies is the life of Montgomery Clift. The ’50s leading man earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination in his debut, 1948’s The Search, and racked up two more Best Actor nods by 1953. Three years later, his face, career and life were shattered in a car accident. His last nomination – for Best Supporting Actor – came in 1962 for his role as a concentration-camp survivor in Judgment at Nuremberg, in which Clift was so addled with pain, drugs and alcohol that he couldn’t remember the lines for his 12 minutes of screen time. He lost out in his last chance at an Oscar, and died five years later.