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List Rules Only Academy Award-winning actors or actresses who are (at least) two-time Oscar winners.

The Academy Award is among the most prestigious honors offered to people who work in film. This list ranks all actors and actresses who have ever been awarded at least two Oscars for acting, in the categories of Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, or Best Supporting Actress. Who is the best two-time Oscar winning actor of all time? Vote up the greatest actors or actresses that have won multiple Academy Awards based on their most impressive and memorable works. Each recipient is listed here with information about the films for which he or she won. 
Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
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Tom Hanks


Awarded Best Actor twice:

Philadelphia (1993)
Forrest Gump (1994)

Total nominations: 5

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Films Acted In: Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Toy Story, Toy Story 3, Toy Story 2, + more

Age: 61

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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
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Jack Nicholson


Awarded Best Actor twice:

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
As Good as It Gets (1997)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once:

Terms of Endearment (1983)

Total nominations: 12

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Films Acted In: Batman, The Shining, The Departed, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Chinatown, + more

Age: 80

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#8 on The Best Actors Working Today

#4 on The Best American Actors Working Today

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
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Robert De Niro


Awarded Best Actor once:

Raging Bull (1980)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once: 

The Godfather Part II (1974)

Total nominations: 7

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Films Acted In: Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Deer Hunter, + more

Age: 74

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#6 on The Best Actors Working Today

#3 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#2 on The Best Living American Actors

#4 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
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Katharine Hepburn


Awarded Best Actress four times:

Morning Glory (1933)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
The Lion in Winter (1968)
On Golden Pond (1981)

Total nominations: 12

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Films Acted In: Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, The African Queen, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, On Golden Pond, + more

Age: Died at 96 (1907-2003)

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#8 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#1 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

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