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The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar  

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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
age 63

Awarded Best Actor twice:

Philadelphia (1993)
Forrest Gump (1994)

Total nominations: 5

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Sally Field is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 73

Awarded Best Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 3

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Jodie Foster is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 57

Awarded Best Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 4

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Gene Hackman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 89

Awarded Best Actor once:

The French Connection (1971)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once:

Unforgiven (1992)

Total nominations: 5

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Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 82

Awarded Best Actor twice:

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

Total nominations: 7

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Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dec. at 81 (1908-1989)

Awarded Best Actress twice:

Dangerous (1935)
Jezebel (1938)

Total nominations: 10

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Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dec. 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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Vivien Leigh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dec. 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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Jessica Lange is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 70

Awarded Best Actress once:

Blue Sky (1994)

Awarded Best Supporting Actress once:

Tootsie (1982)

Total nominations: 6

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Frances McDormand is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 62

Awarded Best Actress twice: 

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

Total nominations: 5

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 76

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) 12 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 70

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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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 82

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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Spencer Tracy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dec. at 67 (1900-1967)

Awarded Best Actor twice:

Captains Courageous (1937)
Boys Town (1938)

Total nominations: 9

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Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dec. 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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Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dec. at 80 (1924-2004)

Awarded Best Actor twice:

On the Waterfront (1954)
The Godfather (1972)

Total nominations: 8

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Gary Cooper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dec. at 60 (1901-1961)

Awarded Best Actor twice:

Sergeant York (1941)
High Noon (1952)

Total nominations: 5

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Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 62

Awarded Best Actor three times:

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

Total nominations: 5

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Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 86

Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

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

Total nominations: 6

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Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 85

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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Helen Hayes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dec. 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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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 50

Awarded Best Actress once:

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Awarded Best Supporting Actress once:

The Aviator (2004)

Total nominations: 6

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Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 60

Awarded Best Actor once:

American Beauty (1999)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once:

The Usual Suspects (1995)

Total nominations: 2

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

Awarded Best Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 2
25
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 65

Awarded Best Actor once:

Training Day (2001)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once:

Glory (1989)

Total nominations: 5

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