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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 62, Credits: Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan & Toy Story

Awarded Best Actor twice:

Philadelphia (1993)
Forrest Gump (1994)

Total nominations: 5

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Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dec. at 81 (1908-1989), Credits: 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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Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dec. at 96 (1907-2003), Credits: 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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Jodie Foster is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Age 56, Credits: 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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Gene Hackman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Age 89, Credits: 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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6
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Age 69, Credits: 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: 21

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7
Vivien Leigh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dec. at 54 (1913-1967), Credits: 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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Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Age 78, Credits: 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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9
Sally Field is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Age 72, Credits: 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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10
Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Age 75, Credits: 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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11
Jessica Lange is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Age 69, Credits: 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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Frances McDormand is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Age 61, Credits: Fargo, Almost Famous & Raising Arizona

Awarded Best Actress twice: 

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

Total nominations: 5

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13
Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Age 81, Credits: 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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14
Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dec. at 76 (1925-2001), Credits: 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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15
Gary Cooper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Age Died at 60 (1901-1961), Credits: 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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16
Spencer Tracy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dec. at 67 (1900-1967), Credits: Amélie, It's a Mad & Mad

Awarded Best Actor twice:

Captains Courageous (1937)
Boys Town (1938)

Total nominations: 9

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17
Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Age 61, Credits: Gangs of New York, The Last of the Mohicans & There Will Be Blood

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) 18 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Age 84, Credits: 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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19
Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dec. at 80 (1924-2004), Credits: The Godfather, Apocalypse Now & Superman

Awarded Best Actor twice:

On the Waterfront (1954)
The Godfather (1972)

Total nominations: 8

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Age 49, Credits: 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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21
Helen Hayes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dec. at 93 (1900-1993), Credits: 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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22
Ingrid Bergman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Dec. at 67 (1915-1982), Credits: 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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23
Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Age 81, Credits: 9 to 5, The China Syndrome & Cat Ballou

Awarded Best Actress twice:

Klute (1971)
Coming Home (1978)

Total nominations: 7

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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Age 64, Credits: 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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Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar
Age 85, Credits: 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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