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For an actor, getting an Oscar is a large honor. Some, like Leonardo DiCaprio, appear to spend years striving to get their fingers on an Academy Award. DiCaprio has his Oscar now, however he nonetheless has one thing to chase, as a result of some actors have greater than one of many little gold males to their names — 42, in truth, who’ve received a number of Oscars for appearing. This doesn’t embody directing, producing or writing Academy Awards. So listed below are the 42 women and men with a number of appearing Oscars.


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Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn


Hepburn is the chief of the pack with regards to successful Oscars for appearing. She has 4 of them, and they’re all Finest Actress performances. No supporting wins right here! Hepburn’s wins additionally span a protracted time period. She received her first win for the 1933 film “Morning Glory” and her fourth and closing win for “On Golden Pond” on the 1982 Academy Awards.


Daniel Day-Lewis

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Lewis has gotten actual bang for his buck. Hepburn starred in dozens of flicks, whereas Day-Lewis is extra selective. He’s been nominated solely six occasions, however he’s received three Oscars for Finest Actor. The Irish thespian had stated that 2017’s “Phantom Thread” was his final movie, so he could also be retired. After all, Joe Pesci stated that after, after which “The Irishman” occurred.


Meryl Streep

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The Academy loves Streep. She’s been nominated a whopping 21 occasions for her appearing work. No one else has greater than 12. All these nominations have resulted in three Oscars. Streep has received twice for Finest Actress, although “The Iron Woman” felt just a little doubtful, and as soon as for Finest Supporting Actress for “Kramer vs. Kramer.”


Jack Nicholson

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Nicholson has extra nominations than any male actor, with 12. He received his first Finest Actor for 1975’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and received a second for “As Good as It Will get”on the 1998 awards ceremony. In between he received a Finest Supporting Actor. Nicholson undoubtedly appears retired, so that is in all probability the tip of the road for him.


Ingrid Bergman

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Bergman’s best-known function is as Ilsa in “Casablanca,” however she didn’t win for that. As a substitute, she has two Finest Actress wins, for “Gaslight” and “Anastasia.” Later in her profession, as soon as she had left the ingénue work behind, the Swedish actress added a Finest Supporting Actress for “Homicide on the Orient Categorical.” That was a stacked solid, however she stood out.


Walter Brennan

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For those who wished a fantastic supporting efficiency in early Hollywood, apparently you gave Brennan a job. All three of his Oscars are for Finest Supporting Actor. His final win got here in 1940. Of all of the actors with three or extra Oscars, Brennan is unquestionably the least remembered, which is a disgrace, as a result of he was fairly gifted and memorable.


Bette Davis

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We’re now out of actors with greater than two Oscars, so from right here on out it’s all two-time winners. Davis is up first, as she received twice out of her whopping 10 nominations. Her profession took an odd path, as after her Oscar-winning peak she ended up doing a variety of TV visitor work and infamously made the film “No matter Occurred to Child Jane?” Nonetheless, you may’t take her Oscars from her.


Spencer Tracy

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Tracy was a gentle presence in Hollywood for years. He was making spectacular work properly into the ‘60s, which is notable since he received each his Oscars within the ’30s. Tracy was additionally famously concerned with Katharine Hepburn for a few years, so the couple mixed had a formidable six Oscars (although Tracy died earlier than Hepburn received her closing Academy Award).


Marlon Brando

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It’s not stunning that Brando has a number of Oscars. He’s thought of by many the best actor of his period. What could also be stunning is that he has solely two. That’s the case, although. Brando received for “On the Waterfront” after which, after all, for enjoying Don Vito Corleone in “The Godfather.”


Jane Fonda

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Some individuals consider Fonda primarily for her political activism. Some consider her as the woman with the exercise tapes. Not sufficient individuals bear in mind what a profitable actress she was and, frankly, is. She has seven nominations for appearing Oscars, and she or he received for her work in “Klute” and “Coming Dwelling.”


Dustin Hoffman

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Hoffman’s showy efficiency in “Rain Man” was an apparent Oscar bait piece of appearing. Properly, it labored. It’s not that Hoffman wanted an Oscar although. He had beforehand received for “Kramer vs. Kramer,” very like Meryl Streep.


Fredric March


March isn’t one of many names of previous Hollywood which have stood the take a look at of time, however in his day he was an enormous star. You recognize the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. March has the definitive Hollywood efficiency of that twin function. That was the primary of his two wins. His different was for “The Finest Years of Our Lives.”


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Olivia de Havilland

Olivia de Havilland

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Olivia de Havilland and her appearing sister, Joan Fontaine, had been presupposed to have fairly the heated rivalry. Properly, de Havilland has two Finest Actress Oscars and Fontaine received solely as soon as, so rating one for Olivia. De Havilland solely just lately simply handed away, which was outstanding as she was 104 years previous.


Gary Cooper

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Cooper is the second multitime Oscar winner who received name-dropped in successful music from the ‘80s (He’s talked about in Taco’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” whereas Kim Carnes carried out a music known as “Bette Davis Eyes.”) He was one of many regular, stern, “All-American” presences of early Hollywood. It’s becoming that he received one in all his Oscars for the enduring Western “Excessive Midday.”


Elizabeth Taylor

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Taylor began appearing as a child and have become one of many largest stars on the earth. She additionally was tabloid fodder because of her many marriages. Stardom and infamy have maybe overshadowed her appearing abilities, provided that she received two Finest Actress awards on 5 nominations.


Tom Hanks

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The ‘90s had been a very good time for Hanks. He pulled off an unbelievable feat by successful back-to-back Finest Actor awards. First he received for “Philadelphia,” after which he added one other statue for “Forrest Gump.” Neither of these films essentially holds up nice, however the Oscars nonetheless depend.


Sean Penn

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It took Penn a short time to get his first Finest Actor Oscar, with “Mystic River,” which is a film the place everyone appears to be turning it as much as 11 to get an Academy Award. It labored for Penn and likewise Tim Robbins. Penn toned it down a bit within the biopic “Milk” when he received his second Finest Actor win. These days Penn spends his time writing horrible novels for some purpose.


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Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand

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McDormand stole our hearts as the great, type Marge Gunderson in “Fargo.” As for “Three Billboards Outdoors Ebbings, Missouri,” properly…that film is a little more controversial. By and huge, although, individuals thought McDormand did a fantastic job, and she or he gave a fantastic acceptance speech as properly.


Glenda Jackson

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Jackson is the forgotten gem amongst ‘70s actresses. Hardly ever do you ever hear her identify talked about, however she received not one however two Finest Actress awards in that decade. She was additionally nominated two extra occasions within the ‘70s. Significantly, why don’t we speak about Glenda Jackson extra?


Jodie Foster

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Given how early she began appearing — for higher or worse you may’t overlook her in “Taxi Driver,” — it’s simple to overlook that Foster was nonetheless comparatively younger when she received her first Finest Actress award, for 1988’s “The Accused.” Just a few years later, she was a part of the large success that was “Silence of the Lambs,” giving her one other statue to go along with her first.


Sally Field

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Like her occasional co-star Tom Hanks, it’s Area who performs Hanks’ mom in “Forrest Gump.” In spite of everything, Area has two Oscars for her appearing efforts. Individuals have a tendency to recollect her first win, for “Norma Rae.” Individuals additionally bear in mind her “You want me, you actually like me” acceptance speech. Let’s not overlook her second win, for 1984’s “Locations within the Coronary heart,” although.


Luise Rainer

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Rainer is the distaff Tom Hanks of the ‘30s. By that we imply she received back-to-back Finest Actress awards, in 1937 and 1938. These had been her solely nominations, and she or he received them each. Not too shabby for the earliest days of the Academy Awards.


Vivien Leigh


Leigh’s two wins are undoubtedly memorable, as a result of they got here in two iconic roles. First, there was “Gone with the Wind,” after all. Then she took on the function of Blanche DuBois in “A Streetcar Named Want.” That’s a fantastic profession proper there, however Leigh did far more.


Hillary Swank

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Swank is the third of three girls who’ve received two Finest Actress awards in as many nominations. Not like Rainer and Leigh, although, Swank has the chance so as to add to her tally. It’s been some time since Swank’s final nomination, and win, which got here in 2005.


Jack Lemmon

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We’re coming into the part of actors with one lead function win and one supporting function win. It is a nice leaping off level, as a result of Lemmon is Hollywood royalty. And but each of his wins got here in films he’s not likely remembered for. When he was youthful he received his Supporting Actor Oscar in “Mister Roberts.” Then within the ‘70s, he received a little bit of a profession nod with “Save the Tiger.”


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Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

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Washington had an analogous arc to Lemmon in some methods. He received his Finest Supporting Actor on the 1990 Oscars for “Glory” when he was on the rise. Then as soon as he was a film star, he received one other win, this time for Finest Actor for his bombastic efficiency in “Coaching Day.” Certainly, “King Kong” had nothing on him that day.


Robert De Niro

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Like Brando, it feels just a little stunning that De Niro has solely two Oscars. Additionally like Brando, he received one in all his Academy Awards for enjoying the character of Vito Corleone. That’s a bizarre coincidence. De Niro continues to be appearing, however he could not even get a nomination for “The Irishman,” so his Oscar days could also be behind him.


Cate Blanchett

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Talking of unusual occurrences, right here’s one other one. Blanchett received her Finest Supporting Actress award for “The Aviator” the place she performed…Katharine Hepburn. She does a fantastic job, naturally, after which she added a Finest Actress for “Blue Jasmine” for good measure.


Maggie Smith

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It’s possible you’ll know her as the girl who stored getting nominated for “Downton Abbey” despite the fact that she refused to indicate as much as the Emmys. You may get away with that when you’re a Dame. She helped earn that cache by successful two Oscars, earlier in her profession, out of six nominations.


Jessica Lange

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All of us bear in mind Lange’s flip in “Tootsie” alongside Dustin Hoffman, for which she received a Finest Supporting Actress Oscar. Her Finest Actress win got here in an virtually fully forgotten movie, although. Do you bear in mind “Blue Sky” in any respect? Perhaps not, however the Oscar nonetheless counts for Lange.


Gene Hackman

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Hackman killed it in each of his Oscar-winning roles. He’s implausible in “The French Connection,” which received Finest Image, and he was menacing and terrific in “Unforgiven,” which additionally received Finest Image. Hackman retired a few years in the past, weirdly after the dud “Welcome to Mooseport,” so he appears content material with having “solely” two Oscars.


Helen Hayes


Hayes had an unbelievable profession. That is an incredible reality. Hayes, who was often known as “The First Woman of American Theater,” received Finest Actress in 1932. Then she took residence a Finest Supporting Actress award in…1971. No, actually. Hayes went virtually 40 years between wins. These had been additionally her solely two nominations.


Kevin Spacey

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OK, let’s simply breeze by this. Spacey received for “American Magnificence” and “The Normal Suspects.” That’s all we wish to say about him at this cut-off date.


Michael Caine


Now we transfer to the actors who’ve two Oscars to their names for supporting roles. That begins with Caine, who received for “Hannah and Her Sisters” and “The Cider Home Guidelines.” Someway, he didn’t win for “Jaws IV: The Revenge.”


Anthony Quinn

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As a Mexican-American actor in a unique period of Hollywood, Quinn was known as upon to play a number of totally different ethnicities over his profession. At the very least it wasn’t an excessive amount of of a stretch when Quinn performed the real-life Eufemio Zapata for his win in “Viva Zapata!” Oh, and the man who performed Zapata? That may be Marlon Brando. Evidently Hollywood used to play it quick and unfastened on the ethnicity entrance.


Shelley Winters

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Winters acted for nearly 60 years, beginning within the ‘40s and making her final look in 2006. Additionally, she was a villain on the ‘60s “Batman” TV present, which his superior. As enjoyable as that’s, we’re right here to acknowledge her for her two Oscar wins and likewise for her two different nominations.


Peter Ustinov

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Comedy and the Oscars don’t at all times go hand-in-hand. As such, it’s spectacular that Ustinov received each of his Oscars for comedic performances. Positive, “Spartacus” isn’t a comedy, however Ustinov’s function is to supply the comedic aid. “Topkapi” is decidedly extra comedic, and that received him a win as properly.


Jason Robards

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Just a few totally different individuals have performed Ben Bradlee over time, together with Tom Hanks. Nonetheless, the quintessential efficiency as Bradlee is Robards in “All of the President’s Males.” The subsequent yr, Robards took residence his second and closing Oscar for his work in “Julia.”


Melvyn Douglas

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Douglas started his profession within the ‘30s as a suave main man within the vein of an Errol Flynn. Nonetheless, it’s not till he received older and have become extra of a personality actor that he began to actually come into his personal as a important darling. The truth is, his second win, for “Being There,” got here when he was in his late 70s! That’s what we name operating the gamut. Douglas would die in 1981, the yr after his second win, placing a fantastic capper on his profession.


Dianne Wiest

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Wiest owes each of her Oscars to Woody Allen (for higher or worse at this level). She received Finest Supporting Actress twice, each for Allen movies. A kind of films was “Hannah and Her Sisters,” which you will bear in mind from Michael Caine’s Oscar win.


Christoph Waltz

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Very similar to Wiest, Waltz has his Oscars thanks to 1 director’s love for his work. On this case, that director is Quentin Tarantino. Waltz was a European actor mainly unknown in America when Tarantino solid him in “Inglourious Basterds.” He stole the film along with his unbelievable efficiency, received an Oscar after which ran it again with “Django Unchained.”


Mahershala Ali

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Ali burst onto the scene in “Moonlight,” for which he received his first Oscar in 2017. Then, two years later, he added a second Finest Supporting Actor, for “Inexperienced E-book.” He’s two-for-two on nominations turning into wins, and he’s simply getting began. Don’t be stunned to see Ali add to his Oscar assortment sometime.


Renee Zellweger

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We finish this listing with the latest addition to this membership. Zellweger had a Finest Supporting Actress Oscar for “Chilly Mountain,” after which she received what was thought of a puzzling win for Finest Actress for enjoying Judy Garland. Her speech was additionally unusual, however the reality is she has two Oscars now.

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