EW Staff
March 27, 1992 AT 05:00 AM EST

Glamorous and exhausted, Faye Dunaway in 1977 contemplated the Best Actress statuette she had won the previous night for her portrayal of a heartless TV programmer in Network. Asked by photographer Terry O’Neill (who would later become her second husband) to pose by the pool of the Beverly Hills Hotel at 6:30 a.m., she lounged in the bathrobe she wore in Chinatown. Looking back on the photo, Dunaway called it a ”shot that captures the essence of Hollywood.”
* And what a double-edged essence it is: For Dunaway, as for many others, the Oscar was the high-water mark of her career — she has yet to be nominated again. Others who have never flirted with Oscar after winning him once include:
* Paul Lukas, for his anti-Nazi German in Lillian Hellman’s Watch on the Rhine (1943)
* Ernest Borgnine, a lonely butcher in Marty (1955)
* Yul Brynner, repeating his Broadway triumph as the arrogant Siamese monarch in The King and I (1956)
* David Niven, portraying a fake British war hero in Separate Tables (1958)
* Rod Steiger, for his gum-cracking role as a redneck sheriff in In the Heat of the Night (1967)
* Cliff Robertson, in the role of an imbecile- turned-genius-turned-imbecile in Charly (1968)
* Louise Fletcher, as the tyrannical nurse in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
* F. Murray Abraham, as Mozart’s rival in Amadeus (1984)
* Marlee Matlin, who in her debut film role played a troubled deaf woman in Children of a Lesser God (1987).

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