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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. 
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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Tom Hanks Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Toy Story Awarded Best Actor twice:

Philadelphia (1993)
Forrest Gump (1994)

Total nominations: 5

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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Jack Nicholson Batman, The Shining, The Departed 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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Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Katharine Hepburn Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, The African Queen 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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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Robert De Niro Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver Awarded Best Actor once:

Raging Bull (1980)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once: 

The Godfather Part II (1974)

Total nominations: 7

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Meryl Streep The Deer Hunter, Kramer vs. Kramer, Out of Africa Awarded Best Actress twice:

Sophie's Choice (1982)
The Iron Lady (2011)

Awarded Best Supporting Actress once:

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Total nominations: 19

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Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Kevin Spacey American Beauty, Seven, The Usual Suspects Awarded Best Actor once:

American Beauty (1999)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once:

The Usual Suspects (1995)

Total nominations: 2

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Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dustin Hoffman The Graduate, Rain Man, Being John Malkovich Awarded Best Actor twice:

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Rain Man (1988)

Total nominations: 7

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Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Marlon Brando The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Superman Awarded Best Actor twice:

On the Waterfront (1954)
The Godfather (1972)

Total nominations: 8

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Jodie Foster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Jodie Foster The Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver, Elysium Awarded Best Actress twice:

The Accused (1988)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Total nominations: 4

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Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Michael Caine The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
The Cider House Rules (1999)

Total nominations: 6

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Gene Hackman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Gene Hackman Superman, Young Frankenstein, The French Connection Awarded Best Actor once:

The French Connection (1971)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once:

Unforgiven (1992)

Total nominations: 5

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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Denzel Washington Remember the Titans, Glory, Training Day Awarded Best Actor once:

Training Day (2001)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once:

Glory (1989)

Total nominations: 5

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Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Bette Davis All About Eve, P.S. I Love You, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Awarded Best Actress twice:

Dangerous (1935)
Jezebel (1938)

Total nominations: 10

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Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Daniel Day-Lewis 3 Best Actor awards - My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007), Lincoln (2012) Awarded Best Actor three times:

My Left Foot (1989)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Lincoln (2012)

Total nominations: 5

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Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Maggie Smith Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Awarded Best Actress once:

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

Awarded Best Supporting Actress once:

California Suite (1978)

Total nominations: 6

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Sally Field is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Sally Field Forrest Gump, The Amazing Spider-Man, Mrs. Doubtfire Awarded Best Actress twice:

Norma Rae (1979)
Places in the Heart (1984)

Total nominations: 3

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Cate Blanchett The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Awarded Best Actress once:

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Awarded Best Supporting Actress once:

The Aviator (2004)

Total nominations: 6

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Vivien Leigh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Vivien Leigh Gone with the Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire, Ship of Fools Awarded Best Actress twice:

Gone with the Wind (1939)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Total nominations: 2

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Ingrid Bergman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Ingrid Bergman Casablanca, Notorious, Cinema Paradiso Awarded Best Actress twice:

Gaslight (1944)
Anastasia (1956)

Awarded Best Supporting Actress once:

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

Total nominations: 7

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Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Jack Lemmon JFK, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment Awarded Best Actor once:

Save the Tiger (1973)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once:

Mister Roberts (1955)

Total nominations: 8

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Jessica Lange is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Jessica Lange Tootsie, Big Fish, Cape Fear Awarded Best Actress once:

Blue Sky (1994)

Awarded Best Supporting Actress once:

Tootsie (1982)

Total nominations: 6

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Gary Cooper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Gary Cooper High Noon, Cinema Paradiso, The Pride of the Yankees Awarded Best Actor twice:

Sergeant York (1941)
High Noon (1952)

Total nominations: 5

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Spencer Tracy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Spencer Tracy Amélie, It's a Mad, Mad Awarded Best Actor twice:

Captains Courageous (1937)
Boys Town (1938)

Total nominations: 9

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Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Elizabeth Taylor National Velvet, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cleopatra Awarded Best Actor twice:

BUtterfield 8 (1960)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

Total nominations: 5

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Sean Penn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Sean Penn Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Being John Malkovich, The Thin Red Line Awarded Best Actor twice:

Mystic River (2003)
Milk (2008)

Total nominations: 5

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Olivia de Havilland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Olivia de Havilland Gone with the Wind, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Cinema Paradiso Awarded Best Actress twice:

To Each His Own (1946)
The Heiress (1949)

Total nominations: 5

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Luise Rainer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Luise Rainer The Great Ziegfeld, The Good Earth, The Great Waltz Awarded Best Actress twice:

The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
The Good Earth (1937)

Total nominations: 2

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Fredric March is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Fredric March The Best Years of Our Lives, Inherit the Wind, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Awarded Best Actor twice:

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

 Total nominations: 5

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Hilary Swank is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Hilary Swank Million Dollar Baby, Insomnia, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Awarded Best Actress twice:

Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Total nominations: 2

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Helen Hayes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Helen Hayes Cinema Paradiso, Airport, Herbie Rides Again Awarded Best Actress once:

The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)

Awarded Best Supporting Actress once:

Airport (1970)

Total nominations: 2

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Jason Robards is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Jason Robards Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, The Farmer's Daughter, The Merry Widow Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

All the President's Men (1976)
Julia (1977)

Total nominations: 3

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Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Christoph Waltz Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds, Water for Elephants Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Django Unchained (2012)

Total nominations: 2

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Walter Brennan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Walter Brennan Bride of Frankenstein, Rio Bravo, How the West Was Won Awarded Best Supporting Actor three times:

Come and Get It (1936)
Kentucky (1938)
The Westerner (1940)

Total nominations: 4

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Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Jane Fonda 9 to 5, The China Syndrome, Cat Ballou Awarded Best Actress twice:

Klute (1971)
Coming Home (1978)

Total nominations: 7

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Dianne Wiest is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dianne Wiest Edward Scissorhands, The Lost Boys, Footloose Awarded Best Supporting Actress twice:

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Bullets over Broadway (1994)

Total nominations: 3

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Glenda Jackson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Glenda Jackson Health, The Maids, Sunday Bloody Sunday Awarded Best Actress twice:

Women in Love (1970)
A Touch of Class (1973)

Total nominations: 4

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Peter Ustinov is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Peter Ustinov Spartacus, Robin Hood, Logan's Run Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

Spartacus (1960)
Topkapi (1964)

Total nominations: 3

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Shelley Winters is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Shelley Winters The Night of the Hunter, The Poseidon Adventure, Pete's Dragon Awarded Best Supporting Actress twice:

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
A Patch of Blue (1965)

Total nominations: 4

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Anthony Quinn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Anthony Quinn Lawrence of Arabia, The Ox-Bow Incident, Last Action Hero Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

Viva Zapata! (1952)
Lust for Life (1956)

Total nominations: 4

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Melvyn Douglas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Melvyn Douglas Being There, The Changeling, Hud Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

Hud (1963)
Being There (1979)

Total nominations: 3