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Some Hollywood actors go above and beyond just taking home an Oscar - this distinguished class of thespians have turned in performances so good they won each of the "Big 5" awards, for the same role. What does this mean exactly? The actors on the list below have all won an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Critics' Choice, and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards in the same year, for a single performance. This is a truly impressive feat, showcasing some of the best performances in film history.

Actors who won all 5 major awards range from the likes of Daniel Day-Lewis and Helen Mirren, to unexpected stars like Reese Witherspoon or J.K. Simmons. It doesn't happen often, but these actors and actresses prove that when a performance is right and everything comes together, the critics take notice. These are the all the actors and actresses who have won all five major awards for a single performance!

Vote up the men and women you think are the best of the best, and vote down any film stars you don't think deserve the accolades.
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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Anne Hathaway age 34 - Best Supporting Actress for  Les Miserables, 2013

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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Natalie Portman age 35 - Best Actress for  Black Swan, 2011

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Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Heath Ledger Died at 29 (1979-2008) - Best Supporting Actor for  The Dark Knight, 2009

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Cate Blanchett age 47 - Best Actress for  Blue Jasmine, 2014

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Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Julianne Moore age 56 - Best Actress for  Still Alice, 2015

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Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Daniel Day-Lewis age 59 - Best Actor for  There Will Be Blood, 2008; Best Actor for  Lincoln, 2013

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Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Kate Winslet age 41 - Best Actress for  The Reader, 2009

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Colin Firth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Colin Firth age 56 - Best Actor for  The King's Speech, 2011

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Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Julia Roberts age 49 - Best Actress for  Erin Brockovich, 2001

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Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Helen Mirren age 71 - Best Actress for  The Queen, 2007

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Philip Seymour Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Philip Seymour Hoffman Died at 47 (1967-2014) - Best Actor for  Capote, 2006

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Christopher Plummer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Christopher Plummer age 87 - Best Supporting Actor for  Beginners, 2012

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Forest Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Forest Whitaker age 54 - Best Actor for  Last King of Scotland, 2007

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Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Christoph Waltz age 60 - Best Supporting Actor for  Inglorious Basterds, 2010

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Octavia Spencer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Octavia Spencer age 45 - Best Supporting Actress for  The Help, 2012

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Javier Bardem is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Javier Bardem age 48 - Best Supporting Actor for  No Country for Old Men, 2008

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J.K. Simmons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
J.K. Simmons age 62 - Best Supporting Actor for  Whiplash, 2015

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Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Jamie Foxx age 49 - Best Actor for  Ray, 2005

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Geoffrey Rush is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Geoffrey Rush age 65 - Best Actor for  Shine, 1997

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Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson age 49 - Best Supporting Actress for  Precious, 2010

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Patricia Arquette is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Patricia Arquette age 49 - Best Supporting Actress for  Boyhood, 2015

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Jennifer Hudson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Jennifer Hudson age 35 - Best Supporting Actress for  Dreamgirls, 2007

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Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Reese Witherspoon age 41 - Best Actress for  Walk the Line, 2006

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Renée Zellweger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Actors Who Won All 5 Major Awards for the Same Role
Renée Zellweger age 47 - Best Supporting Actress for  Cold Mountain, 2004