Actors and Actresses with Multiple My Academy Award Wins

This is a list of the actors and actresses that have had the fortune to win multiple acting awards from me. In other words, they are what I would describe as consummate actors and performers. That said, many of the actors and actresses who have won just one of my awards are brilliant actors and actresses, but they have either not been so enough times or they are just unlucky as far as the year they gave their performances in.
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Katharine Hepburn
Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was devastated at age 14 to find him dead...
“ Wins: 3
Years: 1933, 1956, and 1981
Film 1: Morning Glory as Eva Lovelace (Lead)
Film 2: The Rainmaker as Lizzie Curry (Lead)
Film 3: On Golden Pond as Ethel Thayer (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Walter Huston
Walter Huston, who was born Toronto, Ontario, established himself as one of the great actors of the English-speaking stage and cinema. He established himself as a well-respected and much-sought-after character lead beginning with the early talkies and continuing through the 1930s & '40s. Huston originally studied engineering before seeking a life in the theater...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1936 and 1948
Film 1: Dodsworth as Samuel "Sam" Dodsworth (Lead)
Film 2: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre as Howard (Supporting) ” - jmpatison003
Cary Grant
Once told by an interviewer, "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant", Grant is said to have replied, "So would I." Cary Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach in Horfield, Bristol, England, to Elsie Maria (Kingdon) and Elias James Leach, who worked in a factory. His early years in Bristol would have been an ordinary lower-middle-class childhood...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1937 and 1959
Film 1: The Awful Truth as Jerry Warriner (Lead)
Film 2: North by Northwest as Roger Thornhill (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Bette Davis
Actress, All About Eve
Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but then she discovered the stage...
“ Wins: 3
Years: 1938, 1942, and 1950
Film 1: Jezebel as Julie Marsden (Lead)
Film 2: Now, Voyager as Charlotte Vale (Lead)
Film 3: All About Eve as Margo Channing (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
James Stewart
James Stewart was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition for The Philadelphia Story and receiving an Academy Lifetime Achievement award. Stewart was named the third greatest male screen legend of the Golden Age Hollywood by the American Film Institute. He was a major Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract star...
“ Wins: 3
Years: 1939, 1946, and 1958
Film 1: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Jefferson Smith (Lead)
Film 2: It's a Wonderful Life as George Bailey (Lead)
Film 3: Vertigo as John "Scottie" Ferguson (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Vivien Leigh
Vivian Mary Hartley was born on November 5, 1913, in Darjeeling, India. She was to live in this beautiful country for the next six years. Her parents wanted to go home to England but because of World War I they opted to stay in India. At the end of the war the Hartleys headed back to their home country...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1939 and 1951
Film 1: Gone with the Wind as Scarlett O'Hara (Lead)
Film 2: A Streetcar Named Desire as Blanche DuBois (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Olivia de Havilland
Olivia Mary de Havilland was born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her surname comes from her paternal grandfather...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1939 and 1949
Film 1: Gone with the Wind as Melanie Hamilton (Supporting)
Film 2: The Heiress as Catherine Sloper (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Orson Welles
His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was seven) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1941 and 1949
Film 1: Citizen Kane as Charles Foster Kane (Lead)
Film 2: The Third Man as Harry Lime (Supporting) ” - jmpatison003
Gary Cooper
Actor, High Noon
"Dad was a true Westerner, and I take after him", Gary Cooper told people who wanted to know more about his life before Hollywood. Dad was Charles Henry Cooper, who left his native England at 19, became a lawyer and later a Montana State Supreme Court justice. In 1906, when Gary was 5, his dad bought the Seven-Bar-Nine...
“ Wins: 2
Year: 1942 and 1952
Film 1: The Pride of the Yankees as Lou Gehrig (Lead)
Film 2: High Noon as Marshal Will Kane (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Agnes Moorehead
Actress, Bewitched
Of Irish/English ancestry, Agnes was born near Boston, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister (her mother was a mezzo-soprano) who encouraged her to perform in church pageants. Aged three, she sang 'The Lord is my Shepherd' on a public stage and seven years later joined the St. Louis Municipal Opera as a dancer and singer for four years...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1942 and 1964
Film 1: The Magnificent Ambersons as Fanny Minafer (Supporting)
Film 2: Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte as Velma Cruther (Supporting) ” - jmpatison003
Humphrey Bogart
Actor, Casablanca
Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born in New York City, New York, to Maud Humphrey, a famed magazine illustrator and suffragette, and Belmont DeForest Bogart, a moderately wealthy surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium). Bogart was educated at Trinity School, NYC, and was sent to Phillips Academy in Andover...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1943 and 1948
Film 1: Casablanca as Rick Blaine (Lead)
Film 2: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre as Fred C. Dobbs (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Ingrid Bergman
Actress, Casablanca
Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with Meryl Streep, both are second only to Katharine Hepburn...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1943 and 1946
Film 1: Casablanca as Ilsa Lund (Lead)
Film 2: Notorious as Alicia Huberman (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Claude Rains
Actor, Casablanca
William Claude Rains, born in the Camberwell area of London, was the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains. The younger Rains followed, making his stage debut at the age of eleven in "Nell of Old Drury." Growing up in the world of theater, he saw not only acting up close but the down-to-earth business end as well...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1943 and 1946
Film 1: Casablanca as Captain Louis Renault (Supporting)
Film 2: Notorious as Alexander Sebastian (Supporting) ” - jmpatison003
Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in 1949...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1951 and 1954
Film 1: A Streetcar Named Desire as Stanley Kowalski (Lead)
Film 2: On the Waterfront as Terry Malloy (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Karl Malden
Karl Malden resumed his film acting career in the 1950s, starting with The Gunfighter and Halls of Montezuma. The following year, he was in A Streetcar Named Desire, playing Mitch, Stanley Kowalski's best friend who starts a romance with Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh). For this role, he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1951 and 1970
Film 1: A Streetcar Named Desire as Harold "Mitch" Mitchell (Supporting)
Film 2: Patton as General Omar Bradley (Supporting) ” - jmpatison003
Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Anna (Boselli), who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy, and Camillo Borgnino, who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, but took no real interest in acting...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1953 and 1955
Film 1: From Here to Eternity as Staff Sergeant James R. "Fatso" Judson (Supporting)
Film 2: Marty as Marty Piletti (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon was born on February 8, 1925 in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. He initially acted on TV before moving to Hollywood for the big screen, cultivating a career that would span decades. An eight time Academy Award nominee, with two wins, Lemmon starred in over 60 films including Some Like It Hot...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1955 and 1973
Film 1: Mister Roberts as Ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver (Supporting)
Film 2: Save the Tiger as Harry Stoner (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness de Cuffe was born on April 2, 1914 in Marylebone, London, England, and was raised by his mother, Agnes Cuffe. While working in advertising, he studied at the Fay Compton Studio of Dramatic Art, debuting on stage in 1934 and played classic theater with the Old Vic from 1936. In 1941...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1957 and 1977
Film 1: The Bridge on the River Kwai as Colonel Nicholson (Lead)
Film 2: Star Wars as Obi-Wan Kenobi (Supporting) ” - jmpatison003
Elizabeth Taylor
Actress, Giant
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was considered one of the last, if not the last, major star to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system. She was known internationally for her beauty, especially for her violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and kept the world hooked on with since...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1958 and 1966
Film 1: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as Margaret "Maggie the Cat" Pollitt (Lead)
Film 2: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as Martha (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Anne Bancroft
Actress, The Graduate
Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, the daughter of Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of undistinguished movies as a supporting actress...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1962 and 1967
Film 1: The Miracle Worker as Anne "Annie" Sullivan (Lead)
Film 2: The Graduate as Mrs. Robinson (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
George C. Scott
Best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayal of General George S. Patton in the film Patton, as General Buck Turgidson in Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, and as Ebenezer Scrooge in Clive Donner's A Christmas Carol. He was the first actor to refuse the Academy Award for Best Actor (for Patton)...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1964 and 1970
Film 1: General Buck Turgidson (Supporting)
Film 2: Patton as General George S. Patton, Jr. (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, and went to Santa Monica City College...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1969 and 1988
Film 1: Midnight Cowboy as Enrico Salvatore "Ratso" Rizzo (Lead)
Film 2: Rain Man as Raymond Babbitt (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Maggie Smith
One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor Robert Stephens and to playwright Beverley Cross...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1969 and 2001
Film 1: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie as Jean Brodie (Lead)
Film 2: Gosford Park as Constance, Countess of Trentham (Supporting) ” - jmpatison003
Gene Hackman
Actor, Unforgiven
Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After several moves...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1971 and 1992
Film 1: The French Connection as Detective Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle (Lead)
Film 2: Unforgiven as Little Bill Daggett (Supporting) ” - jmpatison003
Jane Fonda
Actress, 9 to 5
Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was prompted by...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1971 and 1981
Film 1: Klute as Bree Daniels (Lead)
Film 2: On Golden Pond as Chelsea Thayer Wayne (Supporting) ” - jmpatison003
Ellen Burstyn
Actress, Interstellar
Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of mostly Irish, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ellen worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from Detroit's Cass Technical High School...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1971 and 1973
Film 1: The Last Picture Show as Lois Farrow (Supporting)
Film 2: The Exorcist as Chris MacNeil (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Al Pacino
Al Pacino received his first Best Actor Oscar nomination for Serpico; he was also nominated for The Godfather: Part II, Dog Day Afternoon and ...And ...and justice for all. and won the award in 1993 for his performance as a blind Lieutenant Colonel in Scent of a Woman. For his performances in The Godfather...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1972 and 1974
Film 1: The Godfather as Michael Corleone (Lead)
Film 2: The Godfather Part II as Michael Corleone (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Robert De Niro
Actor, Goodfellas
De Niro's longtime collaboration with Scorsese later earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull. He also earned nominations for the psychological thrillers Taxi Driver and Cape Fear, both directed by Scorsese. De Niro received additional Academy Award nominations for Michael Cimino's Vietnam war drama The Deer Hunter...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1974 and 1980
Film 1: The Godfather Part II as Vito Corleone
Film 2: Raging Bull as Jake LaMotta (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through the 1990s...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1975 and 2002
Film 1: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest as Randle Patrick McMurphy (Lead)
Film 2: About Schmidt as Warren R. Schmidt (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Christopher Walken
Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films, with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter, and has been seen in mostly supporting roles, often portraying psychologically unstable characters...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1978 and 2002
Film 1: The Deer Hunter as Corporal Nikanor "Nick" Chevotarevich (Supporting)
Film 2: Catch Me If You Can as Frank W. Abagnale, Sr. (Supporting) ” - jmpatison003
Robert Duvall
Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a two-year hitch in the army after graduating in 1953...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1979 and 1983
Film 1: Apocalypse Now as Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore (Supporting)
Film 2: Tender Mercies as Mac Sledge (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Meryl Streep
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 20 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep...
“ Wins: 3
Years: 1979, 1982, and 1983
Film 1: Kramer vs. Kramer as Joanna Kramer (Supporting)
Film 2: Sophie's Choice as Sophie Zawistowski (Lead)
Film 3: Silkwood as Karen Silkwood (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Glenn Close
Six time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Mary Hester "Bettine" (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families. Glenn...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1982 and 1988
Film 1: The World According to Garp as Jenny Fields
Film 2: Dangerous Liaisons as Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
William Hurt
William McChord Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., to Claire Isabel (McGill) and Alfred McChord Hurt, who worked at the State Department. He was trained at Tufts University and The Juilliard School and has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including the most recent nomination for his supporting role in David Cronenberg's A History of Violence...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1985 and 2005
Film 1: Kiss of the Spider Woman as Luis Molina (Lead)
Film 2: A History of Violence as Richie Cusack (Supporting) ” - jmpatison003
Dianne Wiest
One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Her mother, Anne Stewart (Keddie), was a nurse from Auchtermuchty, Scotland, and her father, Bernard John Wiest, was a college dean and social worker who was born in Pennsylvania, of German and Croatian descent...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1986 and 1994
Film 1: Hannah and Her Sisters as Holly (Supporting)
Film 2: Bullets Over Broadway as Helen Sinclair (Supporting) ” - jmpatison003
Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Opal Marguerite (Catledge), a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. She is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent at an early age, and her first acting part was as Helen Keller in a fifth-grade play...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1987 and 1993
Film 1: Broadcast News as Jane Craig (Lead)
Film 2: The Piano as Ada McGrath (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1987 and 2011
Film 1: Broadcast News as Aaron Altman (Supporting)
Film 2: Drive as Bernie Rose (Supporting) ” - jmpatison003
Daniel Day-Lewis
Born in London, England, Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the second child of Cecil Day-Lewis (A.K.A. Nicholas Blake) (Poet Laureate of England) and his second wife, Jill Balcon. His maternal grandfather was Sir Michael Balcon, an important figure in the history of British cinema and head of the famous Ealing Studios...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1989 and 2007
Film 1: My Left Foot as Christy Brown (Lead)
Film 2: There Will Be Blood as Daniel Plainview (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Kate Winslet
Actress, Titanic
Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut from Shakespearean tragedy to modern-day mysticism and erotica...
“ Wins: 4
Years: 1994, 1995, 2004, and 2008
Film 1: Heavenly Creatures as Juliet Hulme (Lead)
Film 2: Sense and Sensibility as Marianne Dashwood (Supporting)
Film 3: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Clementine Kruczynski)
Film 4: The Reader as Hanna Schmitz (Supporting) ” - jmpatison003
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey Fowler better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1995 and 1999
Film 1: The Usual Suspects as Roger "Verbal" Kint (Supporting)
Film 2: American Beauty as Lester Burnham (Lead) ” - jmpatison003
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten years old...
“ Wins: 2
Years: 1998 and 2004
Film 1: Elizabeth as Queen Elizabeth I of England
Film 2: The Aviator as Katharine Hepburn ” - jmpatison003