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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 age 61

Awarded Best Actor twice:

Philadelphia (1993)
Forrest Gump (1994)

Total nominations: 5

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Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Katharine Hepburn Died at 96 (1907-2003)

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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Jodie Foster is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Jodie Foster age 55

Awarded Best Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 4

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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Jack Nicholson age 80

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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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Meryl Streep age 68

Awarded Best Actress twice:

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

Awarded Best Supporting Actress once:

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Total nominations: 21

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Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dustin Hoffman age 80

Awarded Best Actor twice:

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

Total nominations: 7

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Robert De Niro age 74

Awarded Best Actor once:

Raging Bull (1980)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once: 

The Godfather Part II (1974)

Total nominations: 7

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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Denzel Washington age 63

Awarded Best Actor once:

Training Day (2001)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once:

Glory (1989)

Total nominations: 5

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Sally Field is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Sally Field age 71

Awarded Best Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 3

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Gene Hackman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Gene Hackman age 87

Awarded Best Actor once:

The French Connection (1971)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once:

Unforgiven (1992)

Total nominations: 5

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Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Marlon Brando Died at 80 (1924-2004)

Awarded Best Actor twice:

On the Waterfront (1954)
The Godfather (1972)

Total nominations: 8

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Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Michael Caine age 84

Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

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

Total nominations: 6

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Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Kevin Spacey age 58

Awarded Best Actor once:

American Beauty (1999)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once:

The Usual Suspects (1995)

Total nominations: 2

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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 age 60

Awarded Best Actor three times:

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

Total nominations: 5

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Frances McDormand is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Frances McDormand age 60

Awarded Best Actress twice: 

Fargo (1997)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2018)

Total nominations: 5

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Jessica Lange is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Jessica Lange age 68

Awarded Best Actress once:

Blue Sky (1994)

Awarded Best Supporting Actress once:

Tootsie (1982)

Total nominations: 6

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Vivien Leigh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Vivien Leigh Died at 54 (1913-1967)

Awarded Best Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 2

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Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Maggie Smith age 83

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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Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Jack Lemmon Died at 76 (1925-2001)

Awarded Best Actor once:

Save the Tiger (1973)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once:

Mister Roberts (1955)

Total nominations: 8

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Spencer Tracy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Spencer Tracy Died at 67 (1900-1967)

Awarded Best Actor twice:

Captains Courageous (1937)
Boys Town (1938)

Total nominations: 9

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Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Bette Davis Died at 81 (1908-1989)

Awarded Best Actress twice:

Dangerous (1935)
Jezebel (1938)

Total nominations: 10

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Gary Cooper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Gary Cooper Died at 60 (1901-1961)

Awarded Best Actor twice:

Sergeant York (1941)
High Noon (1952)

Total nominations: 5

The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Cate Blanchett age 48

Awarded Best Actress once:

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Awarded Best Supporting Actress once:

The Aviator (2004)

Total nominations: 6

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Luise Rainer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Luise Rainer

Awarded Best Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 2

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Helen Hayes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Helen Hayes Died at 93 (1900-1993)

Awarded Best Actress once:

The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)

Awarded Best Supporting Actress once:

Airport (1970)

Total nominations: 2

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Ingrid Bergman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Ingrid Bergman Died at 67 (1915-1982)

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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Sean Penn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Sean Penn age 58

Awarded Best Actor twice:

Mystic River (2003)
Milk (2008)

Total nominations: 5

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Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Jane Fonda age 80

Awarded Best Actress twice:

Klute (1971)
Coming Home (1978)

Total nominations: 7

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Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Elizabeth Taylor Died at 79 (1932-2011)

Awarded Best Actor twice:

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

Total nominations: 5

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Olivia de Havilland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Olivia de Havilland age 101

Awarded Best Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 5

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Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Christoph Waltz age 61

Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Django Unchained (2012)

Total nominations: 2

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Hilary Swank is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Hilary Swank age 43

Awarded Best Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 2

The Best Oscar-Winning Actor Performances, Ranked

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Jason Robards is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Jason Robards Died at 71 (1892-1963)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

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

Total nominations: 3

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Fredric March is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Fredric March Died at 78 (1897-1975)

Awarded Best Actor twice:

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

 Total nominations: 5

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Glenda Jackson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Glenda Jackson age 81

Awarded Best Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 4

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Dianne Wiest is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dianne Wiest age 69

Awarded Best Supporting Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 3

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Walter Brennan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Walter Brennan Died at 80 (1894-1974)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor three times:

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

Total nominations: 4

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Peter Ustinov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Peter Ustinov Died at 83 (1921-2004)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

Spartacus (1960)
Topkapi (1964)

Total nominations: 3

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Anthony Quinn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Anthony Quinn Died at 86 (1915-2001)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

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

Total nominations: 4

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Shelley Winters is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Shelley Winters Died at 86 (1920-2006)

Awarded Best Supporting Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 4

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Melvyn Douglas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Melvyn Douglas Died at 80 (1901-1981)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

Hud (1963)
Being There (1979)

Total nominations: 3