The 41 actors who have won multiple Oscars, ranked by who has won the most

Fox SearchlightFrances McDormand in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.’

Oscar wins are hard to come by, and those actors who have won multiple Academy Awards are an elite club.

Frances McDormand entered the club on Sunday, when she took home her second Oscar for her performance as a grieving mother in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

But McDormand still trails a list of actors and actresses with illustrious careers, including Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, and Katharine Hepburn.

Here are the 41 actors who have won multiple Academy Awards in acting categories:


Christoph Waltz — 2 wins, 2 nominations

Weinstein Company via Netflix‘Inglorious Basterds.’

Best supporting actor: “Inglorious Basterds” (2009), “Django Unchained” (2012)


Hilary Swank —  2 wins, 2 nominations

Warner Bros.‘Million Dollar Baby.’

Best actress: “Boys Don’t Cry” (1999), “Million Dollar Baby” (2004)


Kevin Spacey —  2 wins, 2 nominations

Gramercy Pictures‘The Usual Suspects.’

Best actor: “American Beauty” (1999)

Best supporting actor: “The Usual Suspects” (1995)


Luise Rainer — 2 wins, 2 nominations

MGM‘The Great Ziegfeld.’

Best actress: “The Great Ziegfeld” (1936), “The Good Earth” (1937)


Vivien Leigh —  2 wins, 2 nominations

Warner Bros.‘A Streetcar Named Desire.’

Best actress: “Gone with the Wind” (1939), “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951)


Helen Hayes —  2 wins, 2 nominations

Universal Pictures‘Airport.’

Best actress: “The Sin of Madelon Claudet” (1931)

Best supporting actress: “Airport” (1970)


Dianne Wiest — 2 wins, 3 nominations

Orion PicturesWiest with Woody Allen in ‘Hannah and Her Sisters.’

Best supporting actress: “Hannah and Her Sisters” (1986), “Bullets over Broadway” (1994)


Peter Ustinov —  2 wins, 3 nominations

Universal‘Spartacus.’
Best supporting actor: “Spartacus” (1960), “Topkapi” (1964)

Jason Robards — 2 wins, 3 nominations

Warner Bros.‘All the President’s Men.’
Best supporting actor: “All the President’s Men” (1976), “Julia” (1977)

Sally Field

20th Century Fox‘Norma Rae.’
Best actress: “Norma Rae” (1979), “Places in the Heart” (1984)

Melvyn Douglas — 2 wins, 3 nominations

United ArtistsDouglas (L) with Peter Sellers in ‘Being There.’
Best supporting actor: “Hud” (1963), “Being There” (1979)

Shelley Winters — 2 wins, 4 nominations

MGM‘A Patch of Blue.’
Best supporting actress: “The Diary of Anne Frank” (1959), “A Patch of Blue” (1965)

Anthony Quinn — 2 wins, 4 nominations

MGMQuinn (L) with Kirk Douglas in ‘Lust for Life.’
Best supporting actor: “Viva Zapata!” (1952), “Lust for Life” (1956)

Glenda Jackson —  2 wins, 4 nominations

United Artists‘Women in Love.’
Best actress: “Women in Love” (1970), “A Touch of Class” (1973)

Jodie Foster — 2 wins, 4 nominations

Orion Pictures/’Silence of the Lambs’‘The Silence of the Lambs.’
Best actress: “The Accused” (1988), “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991)

Elizabeth Taylor —  2 wins, 5 nominations

Warner Bros.‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’
Best actress: “Butterfield 8” (1960), “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966)

Sean Penn — 2 wins, 5 nominations

Best actor: “Mystic River” (2003), “Milk” (2008)

Frances McDormand —  2 wins, 5 nominations

Working Title‘Fargo.’

Best actress: “Fargo” (1996), “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (2017)


Fredric March — 2 wins, 5 nominations

Paramount Pictures‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.’
Best actor: “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (1931), “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946)

Tom Hanks —  2 wins, 5 nominations

Paramount‘Forrest Gump.’
Best actor: “Philadelphia” (1993), “Forrest Gump” (1994)

Gene Hackman — 2 wins, 5 nominations

20th Century Fox‘The French Connection.’

Best actor: “The French Connection” (1971)

Best supporting actor: “Unforgiven” (1992)


Olivia de Havilland — 2 wins, 5 nominations

Paramount Pictures‘The Heiress.’
Best actress: “To Each His Own” (1946), “The Heiress” (1949)

Gary Cooper — 2 wins, 5 nominations

United Artists‘High Noon.’
Best actor: “Sergeant York” (1941), “High Noon” (1952)

Maggie Smith — 2 wins, 6 nominations

Columbia Pictures‘California Suite.’

Best actress: “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” (1969)

Best supporting actress: “California Suite” (1978)


Jessica Lange — 2 wins, 6 nominations

Columbia PicturesLange (L) with Dustin Hoffman in ‘Tootsie.’

Best actress: “Blue Sky” (1994)

Best supporting actress: “Tootsie” (1982)


Michael Caine —  2 wins, 6 nominations

Miramax‘The Cider House Rules.’
Best supporting actor: “Hannah and Her Sisters” (1986), “The Cider House Rules” (1999)

Dustin Hoffman — 2 wins, 7 nominations

United ArtistsHoffman (R) with Tom Cruise in ‘Rain Man’
Best actor: “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979), “Rain Man” (1988)

Jane Fonda — 2 wins, 7 nominations

Warner Bros.‘Klute.’
Best actress: “Klute” (1971), “Coming Home” (1978)

Robert De Niro — 2 wins, 7 nominations

Paramount‘The Godfather Part II.’

Best actor: “Raging Bull” (1980)

Best supporting actor: “The Godfather Part II” (1974)


Cate Blanchett — 2 wins, 7 nominations

Blue Jasmine trailer‘Blue Jasmine.’

Best actress: “Blue Jasmine” (2013)

Best supporting actress: “The Aviator” (2004)


Denzel Washington —  2 wins, 8 nominations

screenshot/Training day‘Training Day.’

Best actor: “Training Day” (2001)

Best supporting actor: “Glory” (1989)


Jack Lemmon — 2 wins, 8 nominations

Paramount Pictures‘Save the Tiger.’

Best actor: “Save the Tiger” (1973)

Best supporting actor: “Mister Roberts” (1955)


Marlon Brando — 2 wins, 8 nominations

Paramount‘The Godfather.’

Best actor: “On the Waterfront” (1954), “The Godfather” (1972)


Spencer Tracy — 2 wins, 9 nominations

MGM‘Captains Courageous.’

Best actor: “Captains Courageous” (1937), “Boys Town” (1938)


Bette Davis —  2 nominations, 10 nominations

Warner Bros.‘Jezebel.’
Best actress: “Dangerous” (1935), “Jezebel” (1938)

Walter Brennan —  3 wins, 4 nominations

United Artists‘The Westerner.’

Best supporting actor: “Come and Get It” (1936), “Kentucky” (1938), “The Westerner” (1940)


Ingrid Bergman — 3 wins, 7 nominations

EMI Films‘Murder on the Orient Express.’

Best actress: “Gaslight” (1944), “Anastasia” (1956)

Best supporting actress: “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974)


Jack Nicholson — 3 wins, 12 nominations

United Artists via YouTube‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.’

Best actor: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975), “As Good as It Gets” (1997)

Best supporting actor: “Terms of Endearment” (1983)


Meryl Streep — 3 wins, 21 nominations

.‘The Iron Lady.’
Best actress: “Sophie’s Choice” (1982), “The Iron Lady” (2011)
Best supporting actress: “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979)

Daniel Day-Lewis — 3 wins, 6 nominations

Walt Disney Pictures‘Lincoln.’
Best actor: “My Left Foot” (1989), “There Will Be Blood” (2007), “Lincoln” (2012)

Katharine Hepburn — 4 wins, 12 nominations

YouTube screenshot‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.’

Best actress: “Morning Glory” (1933), “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967), “The Lion in Winter” (1968), “On Golden Pond” (1981)

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