VOTE 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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1,142 123
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
215 196
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 2 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

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213 99
Gene Hackman is listed (or ranked) 3 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

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228 162
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 4 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

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187 207
Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 5 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

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166 100
Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
207 107
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
171 159
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
182 62
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
158 86
Vivien Leigh is listed (or ranked) 10 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

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138 126
Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
105 119
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
231 130
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
130 164
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
167 201
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
157 54
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
142 171
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
115 65
Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 18 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

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124 112
Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 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

20
144 65
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
103 53
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
116 121
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

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98 53
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

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95 49
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

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105 104
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