All the actors/actresses with 2 or more Oscars.

Only acting Oscars. Ranked by number of nominations. Updated after the last Academy Awards' Show
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1.
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...
“ Hartford, U.S.A.

4 Oscars - 12 Nominations

Oscars:

- Morning Glory (1933) - Best Actress
- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) - Best Actress
- The Lion in Winter (1968) - Best Actress
- On Golden Pond (1981) - Best Actress ” - CZJFan87
 
2.
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...
“ Summit New Jersey, U.S.A.

3 Oscars - 18 nominations

Oscars:

- Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979) - Best Supporting Actress
- Sophie's Choice (1982) - Best Actress
- The Iron Lady (2011) - Best Actress ” - CZJFan87
 
3.
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 early 2000s...
“ Netune City New Jersey, U.S.A

3 Oscars - 12 nominations

Oscars:

- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) - Best Actor
- Terms of Endearment (1983) - Best Supporting Actor
- As Good as It Gets (1997) - Best Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
4.
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 second only to Katharine Hepburn...
“ Stockholm, Sweden.

3 Oscars - 7 nominations

Oscars:

- Gaslight (1944) - Best Actress
- Anastasia (1956) - Best Actress
- Murder on the Orient Express (1974) - Best Supporting Actress ” - CZJFan87
 
5.
Daniel Day-Lewis
Born in London, England, Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the second child of Cecil Day-Lewis (aka 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...
“ London, England

3 Oscars - 5 nominations

Oscars:

- My Left Foot (1989) - Best Actor
- There Will Be Blood (2007) - Best Actor
- Lincoln (2012) - Best Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
6.
Walter Brennan
In many ways the most successful and familiar character actor of American sound films and the only actor to date to win three Oscars for Best Supporting Actor, Walter Brennan attended college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, studying engineering. While in school he became interested in acting and performed in school plays...
“ Lynn, U.S.A.

3 Oscars - 4 nominations

Oscars:

- Come and Get It (1936) - Best Supporting Actor
- Kentucky (1938) - Best Supporting Actor
- The Westerner (1940) - Best Supporting Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
7.
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...
“ Lowell, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 10 nominations

Oscars:

- Dangerous (1935) - Best Actress
- Jezebel (1938) - Best Actress ” - CZJFan87
 
8.
Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the end of the war...
“ Beverly Hills, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 9 nominations

Oscars:

- Captains Corageous (1937) - Best Actor
- Boys Town (1938) - Best Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
9.
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...
“ Omaha, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 8 nominations

Oscars:

- On the Waterfront (1954) - Best Actor
- The Godfather (1972) - Best Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
10.
Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Burgess LaRue (Noel) and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company. His ancestry included Irish (from his paternal grandmother) and English. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers Country Day School...
“ Newton, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 8 nominations

Oscars:

- Mister Roberts (1955) - Best Supporting Actor
- Save the Tiger (1973) - Best Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
11.
Jane Fonda
Actress, Nine to Five
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...
“ New York, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 7 nominations

Oscars:

- Klute (1971) - Best Actress
- Coming Home (1978) - Best Actress ” - CZJFan87
 
12.
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...
“ Los Angeles, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 7 nominations

Oscars:

- Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979) - Best Actor
- Rain Man (1988) - Best Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
13.
Robert De Niro
Actor, Goodfellas
One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is English, Dutch, German, French and Irish. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop...
“ New York, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 7 nominations

Oscars:

- The Godfather Part II (1974) - Best Supporting Actor
- Raging Bull (1980) - Best Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
14.
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...
“ Ilford, England

2 Oscars - 6 nominations

Oscars:

- The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) - Best Actress
- California Suite (1978) - Best Supporting Actress ” - CZJFan87
 
15.
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...
“ Melbourne, Australia.

2 Oscars - 6 nominations

Oscars:

- The Aviator (2004) - Best Supporting Actress
- Blue Jasmine (2013) - Best Actress ” - CZJFan87
 
16.
Jessica Lange
Actress, Big Fish
Jessica Lange was born in 1949, in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA, where her father worked as a traveling salesman. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama. She moved to New York, working as a model, until producer Dino De Laurentiis cast her as the female lead in King Kong...
“ Cloquet, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 6 nominations

Oscars:

- Tootsie (1982) - Best Supporting Actress
- Blue Sky (1994) - Best Actress ” - CZJFan87
 
17.
Michael Caine
Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at age 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean War...
“ London, England

2 Oscars - 6 nominations

Oscars:

- Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) - Best Supporting Actor
- The Cider House Rules (1999) - Best Supporting Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
18.
Tom Hanks
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family...
“ Concord, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 5 nominations

Oscars:

- Philadelphia (1993) - Best Actor
- Forrest Gump (1994) - Best Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
19.
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...
“ London, England

2 Oscars - 5 nominations

Oscars:

- BUtterfield 8 (1960) - Best Actress
- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) - Best Actress ” - CZJFan87
 
20.
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...
“ Helena, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 5 nominations

Oscars:

- Sergeant York (1941) - Best Actor
- High Noon (1952) - Best Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
21.
Sean Penn
Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints. Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the second son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director...
“ Los Angeles, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 5 nominations

Oscars:

- Mystic River (2003) - Best Actor
- Milk (2008) - Best Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
22.
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...
“ Tokyo, Japan

2 Oscars - 5 nominations

Oscars:

- To Each His Own (1946) - Best Actress
- The Heiress (1949) - Best Actress ” - CZJFan87
 
23.
Fredric March
Fredric March began a career in banking but in 1920 found himself cast as an extra in films being produced in New York. He starred on the Broadway stage first in 1926 and would return there between screen appearances later on. He won plaudits (and an Academy Award nomination) for his send-up of John Barrymore in The Royal Family of Broadway...
“ Racine, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 5 nominations

Oscars:

- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) - Best Actor
- The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) - Best Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
24.
Denzel Washington
Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University...
“ New York, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 5 nominations

Oscars:

- Glory (1989) - Best Supporting Actor
- Training Day (2001) - Best Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
25.
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...
“ Santa Fe, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 5 nominations

Oscars:

- The French Connection (1971) - Best Actor
- Unforgiven (1992) - Best Supporting Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
26.
Jodie Foster
Alicia Christian Foster was born in Los Angeles on November 19, 1962. She is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (Almond) and Lucius Fisher Foster III, an Air Force lieutenant colonel and later real estate broker. Brandy had filed for divorce in 1959 after having three children with Lucius, but the exes had a brief re-encounter in 1962 which resulted in Alicia's birth...
“ Los Angeles, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 4 nominations

Oscars:

- The Acussed (1988) - Best Actress
- The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - Best Actress ” - CZJFan87
 
27.
Glenda Jackson
Few in modern British history have come as far or achieved as much from humble beginnings as Glenda Jackson has. From acclaimed actress to respected MP (Member of Parliament), she is known for her high intelligence and meticulous approach to her work. She was born to a working-class household in Birkenhead...
“ Birkenhead, England

2 Oscars - 4 nominations

Oscars:

- Women in Love (1970) - Best Actress
- A Touch of Class (1973) - Best Actress ” - CZJFan87
 
28.
Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn was born Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn on April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Manuela (Oaxaca) and Francisco Quinn, who became an assistant cameraman at a Los Angeles (CA) film studio. His paternal grandfather was Irish, and the rest of his family was Mexican. After starting life in extremely modest circumstances in Mexico...
“ Chihuahua, Mexico

2 Oscars - 4 nominations

Oscars:

- Viva Zapata! (1952) - Best Supporting Actor
- Lust for Life (1956) - Best Supporting Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
29.
Peter Ustinov
Actor, Robin Hood
Peter Ustinov was a two-time Academy Award-winning film actor, a director, writer, journalist and raconteur. He wrote and directed many acclaimed stage plays and led numerous international theatrical productions. He was born Peter Alexander Freiherr von Ustinov on April 16, 1921, in Swiss Cottage, London...
“ London, England

2 Oscars - 4 nominations

Oscars:

- Spartacus (1960) - Best Supporting Actor
- Topkapi (1964) - Best Supporting Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
30.
Shelley Winters
Actress, Lolita
Shelley Winters was born Shirley Schrift of very humble beginnings on August 18, 1920 (some sources list 1922) in East St. Louis, Illinois. Her mother, Rose (Winter), was born in Missouri, to Austrian Jewish parents, and her father, Jonas Schrift, was an Austrian Jewish immigrant. Her father moved the family to Brooklyn when she was still young so that he...
“ St. Louis, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 4 nominations

Oscars:

- The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) - Best Supporting Actress
- A Patch of Blue (1965) - Best Supporting Actress ” - CZJFan87
 
31.
Melvyn Douglas
Two-time Oscar-winner Melvyn Douglas was one of America's finest actors. In addition to his two Oscars, he also won a Tony Award and an Emmy. Douglas would enjoy cinema immortality if for no other reason than his being the man who made Greta Garbo laugh in Ernst Lubitsch's classic comedy Ninotchka, but he was much, much more...
“ Macon, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 4 nominations

Oscars:

- Hud (1963) - Best Supporting Actor
- Being There (1979) - Best Supporting Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
32.
Sally Field
Actress, Forrest Gump
Sally Margaret Field was born in 1946 in Pasadena, California, to actress Margaret Field (née Morlan) and salesman Richard Dryden Field. Her parents divorced in 1950 and her mother then married stuntman Jock Mahoney, and they had a daughter, Princess O'Mahoney. She also has a brother, Richard Field. Sally attended Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California...
“ Pasadena, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 3 nominations

Oscars:

- Norma Rae (1979) - Best Actress
- Places in the Heart (1984) - Best Actress ” - CZJFan87
 
33.
Jason Robards
Powerful and highly respected American actor Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Hope Maxine (Glanville) and stage and film star Jason Robards Sr. He had Swedish, English, Welsh, German, and Irish ancestry. Robards was raised mostly in Los Angeles. A star athlete at Hollywood High School...
“ Chicago, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 3 nominations

Oscars:

- All the President's Men (1976) - Best Supporting Actor
- Julia (1977) - Best Supporting Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
34.
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...
“ Darjeeling, India

2 Oscars - 2 nominations

Oscars:

- Gone with the Wind (1939) - Best Actress
- A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) - Best Actress ” - CZJFan87
 
35.
Hilary Swank
Hilary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Judith Kay (Clough), a secretary, and Stephen Michael Swank, who served in the National Guard and was also a traveling salesman. Her maternal grandmother, Frances Martha Dominguez, was of Mexican descent, and her other roots include German, English, and Scottish...
“ Lincoln, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 2 nominations

Oscars:

- Boys Don't Cry (1999) - Best Actress
- Million Dollar Baby (2004) - Best Actress ” - CZJFan87
 
36.
Helen Hayes
Known as "The First lady of the American Theater", Helen Hayes had a legendary career on stage and in films and television that spanned over eighty years. Hayes was born in Washington, D.C., to Catherine Estelle "Essie" Hayes, an actress who worked in touring companies, and Francis van Arnum Brown, a clerk and salesman...
“ Washington DC, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 2 nominations

Oscars:

- The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) - Best Actress
- Airport (1970) - Best Supporting Actress ” - CZJFan87
 
37.
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...
“ South Orange New Jersey, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 2 nominations

- The Usual Suspects (1995) - Best Supporting Actor
- American Beauty (1999) - Best Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
38.
Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He is known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained. For each performance, he won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award...
“ Vienna, Austria

2 Oscars - 2 nominations

Oscars:

- Inglorious Basterds (2009) - Best Supporting Actor
- Django Unchained (2012) - Best Supporting Actor ” - CZJFan87
 
39.
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...
“ Kansas City, U.S.A.

2 Oscars - 2 nominations

Oscars:

- Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
- Bullets Over Broadway (1994) ” - CZJFan87
 
40.
Luise Rainer
Rainer returned to Holywood in the 1998 and 2013 Academy Awards ceremony honoring previous Oscar winners and in 2010 for the TCM Classic Film Festival. She was all smiles for the cameras, but her wounds had not healed. "I hated Hollywood," Rainer said in an interview in 2001. "That's why I turned my back on it." She had wanted to be Madame Currie...
“ Düsseldorf, Germany

2 Oscars - 2 nominations

Oscars:

- The Great Ziegfeld (1936) - Best Supporting Actress
- The Good Earth (1937) - Best Actress ” - CZJFan87