The 43 actors who have won multiple Oscars, ranked by who has won the most

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Renee Zellweger accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for ‘Judy’ at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Associated Press

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

Renée Zellweger joined the club on Sunday when she won her second Oscar for her performance as Judy Garland in “Judy.” Her first Oscar came 16 years ago for “Cold Mountain.”

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

This year, Tom Hanks was nominated for his sixth Oscar for his performance as Fred Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood.” He lost to Brad Pitt, but Hanks has already won twice.

John Lynch contributed to an earlier version of this post.

Here are the 43 actors who have won multiple Academy Awards in acting categories:


Renée Zellweger — 2 wins, 4 nominations

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‘Judy’ LD Entertainment

Best actress: “Judy” (2019)

Best supporting actress: “Cold Mountain” (2003)


Mahershala Ali — 2 wins, 2 nominations

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Best supporting actor: “Moonlight” (2016), “Green Book” (2018)


Christoph Waltz — 2 wins, 2 nominations

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‘Inglorious Basterds.’ Weinstein Company via Netflix

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


Hilary Swank — 2 wins, 2 nominations

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‘Million Dollar Baby.’ Warner Bros.

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


Kevin Spacey — 2 wins, 2 nominations

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‘The Usual Suspects.’ Gramercy Pictures

Best actor: “American Beauty” (1999)

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


Luise Rainer — 2 wins, 2 nominations

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‘The Great Ziegfeld.’ MGM

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


Vivien Leigh — 2 wins, 2 nominations

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‘A Streetcar Named Desire.’ Warner Bros.

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


Helen Hayes — 2 wins, 2 nominations

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‘Airport.’ Universal Pictures

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

Best supporting actress: “Airport” (1970)


Dianne Wiest — 2 wins, 3 nominations

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

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


Peter Ustinov — 2 wins, 3 nominations

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‘Spartacus.’ Universal

Best supporting actor: “Spartacus” (1960), “Topkapi” (1964)


Jason Robards — 2 wins, 3 nominations

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‘All the President’s Men.’ Warner Bros.

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


Sally Field — 2 wins, 3 nominations

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‘Norma Rae.’ 20th Century Fox

Best actress: “Norma Rae” (1979), “Places in the Heart” (1984)


Melvyn Douglas — 2 wins, 3 nominations

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Douglas (L) with Peter Sellers in ‘Being There.’ United Artists

Best supporting actor: “Hud” (1963), “Being There” (1979)


Shelley Winters — 2 wins, 4 nominations

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‘A Patch of Blue.’ MGM

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


Anthony Quinn — 2 wins, 4 nominations

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Quinn (L) with Kirk Douglas in ‘Lust for Life.’ MGM

Best supporting actor: “Viva Zapata!” (1952), “Lust for Life” (1956)


Glenda Jackson — 2 wins, 4 nominations

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‘Women in Love.’ United Artists

Best actress: “Women in Love” (1970), “A Touch of Class” (1973)


Jodie Foster — 2 wins, 4 nominations

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‘The Silence of the Lambs.’ Orion Pictures/’Silence of the Lambs’

Best actress: “The Accused” (1988), “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991)


Elizabeth Taylor — 2 wins, 5 nominations

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‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ Warner Bros.

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


Sean Penn — 2 wins, 5 nominations

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‘Milk.’ YouTube screenshot

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


Frances McDormand — 2 wins, 5 nominations

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‘Fargo.’ Working Title

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


Fredric March — 2 wins, 5 nominations

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‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.’ Paramount Pictures

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


Tom Hanks — 2 wins, 6 nominations

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‘Forrest Gump.’ Paramount

Best actor: “Philadelphia” (1993), “Forrest Gump” (1994)


Gene Hackman — 2 wins, 5 nominations

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‘The French Connection.’ 20th Century Fox

Best actor: “The French Connection” (1971)

Best supporting actor: “Unforgiven” (1992)


Olivia de Havilland — 2 wins, 5 nominations

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‘The Heiress.’ Paramount Pictures

Best actress: “To Each His Own” (1946), “The Heiress” (1949)


Gary Cooper — 2 wins, 5 nominations

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‘High Noon.’ United Artists

Best actor: “Sergeant York” (1941), “High Noon” (1952)


Maggie Smith — 2 wins, 6 nominations

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‘California Suite.’ Columbia Pictures

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

Best supporting actress: “California Suite” (1978)


Jessica Lange— 2 wins, 6 nominations

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

Best actress: “Blue Sky” (1994)

Best supporting actress: “Tootsie” (1982)


Michael Caine— 2 wins, 6 nominations

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‘The Cider House Rules.’ Miramax

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


Dustin Hoffman — 2 wins, 7 nominations

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Hoffman (R) with Tom Cruise in ‘Rain Man’ United Artists

Best actor: “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979), “Rain Man” (1988)


Jane Fonda — 2 wins, 7 nominations

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‘Klute.’ Warner Bros.

Best actress: “Klute” (1971), “Coming Home” (1978)


Robert De Niro — 2 wins, 7 nominations

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‘The Godfather Part II.’ Paramount

Best actor: “Raging Bull” (1980)

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


Cate Blanchett — 2 wins, 7 nominations

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‘Blue Jasmine.’ Blue Jasmine trailer

Best actress: “Blue Jasmine” (2013)

Best supporting actress: “The Aviator” (2004)


Denzel Washington — 2 wins, 8 nominations

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‘Training Day.’ screenshot/Training day

Best actor: “Training Day” (2001)

Best supporting actor: “Glory” (1989)


Jack Lemmon— 2 wins, 8 nominations

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‘Save the Tiger.’ Paramount Pictures

Best actor: “Save the Tiger” (1973)

Best supporting actor: “Mister Roberts” (1955)


Marlon Brando — 2 wins, 8 nominations

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‘The Godfather.’ Paramount

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


Spencer Tracy— 2 wins, 9 nominations

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‘Captains Courageous.’ MGM

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


Bette Davis — 2 wins, 10 nominations

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‘Jezebel.’ Warner Bros.

Best actress: “Dangerous” (1935), “Jezebel” (1938)


Walter Brennan — 3 wins, 4 nominations

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‘The Westerner.’ United Artists

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


Ingrid Bergman — 3 wins, 7 nominations

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‘Murder on the Orient Express.’ EMI Films

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

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


Jack Nicholson — 3 wins, 12 nominations

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

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

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‘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

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‘Lincoln.’ Walt Disney Pictures

Best actor: “My Left Foot” (1989), “There Will Be Blood” (2007), “Lincoln” (2012)


Katharine Hepburn — 4 wins, 12 nominations

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

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