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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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1,136 110
Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 62

Awarded Best Actor twice:

Philadelphia (1993)
Forrest Gump (1994)

Total nominations: 5

2
210 89
Gene Hackman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 88

Awarded Best Actor once:

The French Connection (1971)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once:

Unforgiven (1992)

Total nominations: 5

3
225 151
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
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

4
202 190
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 69

Awarded Best Actress twice:

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

Awarded Best Supporting Actress once:

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Total nominations: 21

5
163 93
Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 81

Awarded Best Actor twice:

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

Total nominations: 7

6
182 199
Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 81

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

7
205 99
Jodie Foster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 56

Awarded Best Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 4

8
168 153
Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 75

Awarded Best Actor once:

Raging Bull (1980)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once: 

The Godfather Part II (1974)

Total nominations: 7

9
180 55
Sally Field is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 72

Awarded Best Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 3

10
134 121
Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Died at 80 (1924-2004)

Awarded Best Actor twice:

On the Waterfront (1954)
The Godfather (1972)

Total nominations: 8

11
151 84
Vivien Leigh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Died at 54 (1913-1967)

Awarded Best Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 2

12
103 115
Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 85

Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

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

Total nominations: 6

13
226 127
Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Died at 81 (1908-1989)

Awarded Best Actress twice:

Dangerous (1935)
Jezebel (1938)

Total nominations: 10

14
126 157
Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 59

Awarded Best Actor once:

American Beauty (1999)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once:

The Usual Suspects (1995)

Total nominations: 2

15
162 196
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 64

Awarded Best Actor once:

Training Day (2001)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once:

Glory (1989)

Total nominations: 5

16
154 51
Jessica Lange is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 69

Awarded Best Actress once:

Blue Sky (1994)

Awarded Best Supporting Actress once:

Tootsie (1982)

Total nominations: 6

17
139 167
Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 61

Awarded Best Actor three times:

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

Total nominations: 5

18
124 108
Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 84

Awarded Best Actress once:

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

Awarded Best Supporting Actress once:

California Suite (1978)

Total nominations: 6

19
112 61
Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Died at 76 (1925-2001)

Awarded Best Actor once:

Save the Tiger (1973)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor once:

Mister Roberts (1955)

Total nominations: 8

20
141 62
Spencer Tracy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Died at 67 (1900-1967)

Awarded Best Actor twice:

Captains Courageous (1937)
Boys Town (1938)

Total nominations: 9

21
100 50
Gary Cooper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Died at 60 (1901-1961)

Awarded Best Actor twice:

Sergeant York (1941)
High Noon (1952)

Total nominations: 5

22
114 116
Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 49

Awarded Best Actress once:

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Awarded Best Supporting Actress once:

The Aviator (2004)

Total nominations: 6

23
98 50
Luise Rainer is listed (or ranked) 23 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

24
94 45
Helen Hayes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
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

25
101 101
Ingrid Bergman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
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

26
178 36
Frances McDormand is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 61

Awarded Best Actress twice: 

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

Total nominations: 5

27
80 151
Sean Penn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 58

Awarded Best Actor twice:

Mystic River (2003)
Milk (2008)

Total nominations: 5

28
123 67
Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 81

Awarded Best Actress twice:

Klute (1971)
Coming Home (1978)

Total nominations: 7

29
76 114
Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Died at 79 (1932-2011)

Awarded Best Actor twice:

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

Total nominations: 5

30
63 108
Olivia de Havilland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 102

Awarded Best Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 5

31
77 112
Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 62

Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Django Unchained (2012)

Total nominations: 2

32
78 110
Hilary Swank is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 44

Awarded Best Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 2

33
49 88
Jason Robards is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Died at 71 (1892-1963)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

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

Total nominations: 3

34
56 82
Fredric March is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
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

35
51 87
Glenda Jackson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 82

Awarded Best Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 4

36
43 97
Dianne Wiest is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
age 70

Awarded Best Supporting Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 3

37
46 85
Walter Brennan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Died at 80 (1894-1974)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor three times:

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

Total nominations: 4

38
39 100
Peter Ustinov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Died at 83 (1921-2004)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

Spartacus (1960)
Topkapi (1964)

Total nominations: 3

39
40 92
Anthony Quinn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Died at 86 (1915-2001)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

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

Total nominations: 4

40
41 98
Shelley Winters is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Died at 86 (1920-2006)

Awarded Best Supporting Actress twice:

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

Total nominations: 4

41
26 93
Melvyn Douglas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Died at 80 (1901-1981)

Awarded Best Supporting Actor twice:

Hud (1963)
Being There (1979)

Total nominations: 3