Celebrities who have been OSCAR nominated 2 or more yrs in a Row!

by horne_jeffrey | created - 11 Mar 2013 | updated - 17 Jan 2015 | Public

1. Al Pacino

Actor | Serpico

One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of film's greatest decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.

Alfredo James Pacino was born on April 25, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, to an ...

This legendary Oscar winner was Oscar nominated in 1973, 1974, 1975, and 1976. He was on a roll in the 70s. Overall, Oscar nominated 8 times.

2. Jack Nicholson

Actor | Chinatown

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...

3 Time Oscar winner was Oscar nominated 1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, and 1976 (won). Like his rival Pacino, he was on fire in the 70s. Overall, Oscar nominated 12 times.

3. Robert De Niro

Actor | Raging Bull

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...

2 Time Oscar winner was Oscar nominated 2 years straight in 1991 and 1992. Overall, Oscar nominated 7 times.

4. Tom Hanks

Producer | Cast Away

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 ...

2 Time Oscar winner was Oscar nominated in 1993 and 1994 (won the award that year).

5. Russell Crowe

Actor | Les Misérables

Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham),...

This Oscar winner was Oscar nomainted in 2000, 2001 (won), and 2002.

6. Johnny Depp

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood.

He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.

Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped ...

Oscar nominated back to back in 2003 and 2004.

7. Robert Duvall

Actor | The Apostle

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 ...

This Oscar winner was Oscar nominated consecutively in 1980-1981 and 1998-1999. This guy dominated the 80s and 90s.

8. Meryl Streep

Actress | Out of Africa

Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 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 ...

3 Time Oscar winner was Oscar nominated in 1979, 1980 (won), 1982, 1983 (won), 1984, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000. She won two Oscars in the 80s, which was year decade. Overall, she has been nominated 17 times, which is quite the resume for this decorated actress.

9. Katharine Hepburn

Actress | The Lion in Winter

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 ...

Oscar nominated in 1956-1957 and 1968-1969 (won back to back Oscars those two years, which is a rarity). She was a queen of the Oscars since she won 4 Oscars throughout her career.

10. Ingrid Bergman

Actress | Notorious

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 ...

Oscar nominated 3 years in a row from 1944-1946; she won the award in 1945. Similar to Meryl and Katharine, she was a queen of the Oscars since she won 3 Oscars.

11. 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...

Oscar nominated 1935-1936 (won the award). She was also Oscar nominated 1939-1943, 4 year streak, which is crazy. Bette was no joke since she won 2 Oscars herself.

12. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor | The Master

Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch ...

This Oscar winner was oscar nominated in 2008 and 2009.

13. Jeff Bridges

Actor | The Big Lebowski

Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without ...

This Oscar winner was oscar nominated in 2010 and 2011.

14. Glenn Close

Actress | Fatal Attraction

Six time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Bettine (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families.

Glenn was often seen on ...

Oscar nominated from 1983-1985 and 1988-1989. She was hot in the 80s.

15. Walter Brennan

Actor | To Have and Have Not

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 ...

Long before Nicholson, this three time Oscar winner was nominated in 1941-1942.

16. Gene Hackman

Actor | The French Connection

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 ...

This two time Oscar winner oscar nominated in 1971 and 1972.

17. Colin Firth

Actor | A Single Man

Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's...

This Oscar winner was Oscar nominated in 2010 and 2011. Guess what year he won for some fun?

18. Paul Muni

Actor | Scarface

Paul Muni was born Sept. 22, 1895, in Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Empire, to Salli and Phillip Weisenfreund, who were both professionals. His family was Jewish, and spoke Yiddish. Paul was educated in New York and Cleveland public schools. He was described as 5 feet 10 inches, with black hair and ...

This Oscar winner was Oscar nominated nonstop from 1936 to 1938. He was the man back in the 30s. Paul was Oscar nominated 6 times overall.

19. Luise Rainer

Actress | The Great Ziegfeld

Luise Rainer, the first thespian to win back-to-back Oscars, was born on January 12, 1910 in Dusseldorf, Germany, into a prosperous Jewish family. Her parents were Emilie (Königsberger) and Heinrich Rainer, a businessman. She took to the stage, and plied her craft on the boards in Germany. As a ...

First woman ever to be nominated and win back to back Oscars in 1937 and 1938.

20. Peter O'Toole

Actor | Lawrence of Arabia

A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish metal plater, football player and racecourse bookmaker. Upon leaving school, he decided to become a ...

8 Time Oscar nominee was Oscar nominated back to back in 1969 and 1970. It seems like Peter was always that close to winning an Oscar, but fall short. However, 8 nominations is way better than no nominations at all.

21. Spencer Tracy

Actor | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

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 ...

This two time Oscar winner was Oscar nominated from 1937-1939 and 1961-1962. Overall, Spencer has been Oscar nominated 9 times. Not bad at all.

22. Paul Newman

Actor | The Hustler

Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second son of Theresa (Fetsko) and Arthur Sigmund Newman. Paul's father was Jewish, the son of emigrants from Poland and Hungary; he owned...

This famous Oscar winner was Oscar nominated in 1968-1969 and 1982-1983. Overall, Paul has been Oscar nominated 10 times, which includes one time as a director.

23. Marlon Brando

Actor | Apocalypse Now

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 ...

Paul Newman's twin was a two time Oscar winner. Marlon took the world by storm in the 50s by being Oscar nominated repeatedly from 1952-1955. Overall, he was Oscar nominated 8 times.

24. Laurence Olivier

Actor | Rebecca

Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927.

Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High ...

This Oscar winner dominated the Oscars by being nominated in 1940 and 1941. When I say dominate I mean he took over the Oscars over the years by being Oscar nominated 11 times overall, which includes one time as a director.

25. Anthony Quinn

Actor | Alexis Zorbas

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 ...

This two time Oscar winner was Oscar nominated repeatedly in 1957 and 1958. Overall, Anthony was nominated 5 times throughout his career.

26. Gregory Peck

Actor | To Kill a Mockingbird

Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916 in La Jolla, California, to Bernice Mary (Ayres) and Gregory Pearl Peck, a chemist and druggist in San Diego. He had Irish (from his paternal grandmother), English, and some German, ancestry. His parents divorced when he was five years old. An only ...

This Oscar winner was Oscar nominated frequently from 1946 to 1948. Overall, Gregory was nominated 5 times throughout his career.

27. James Stewart

Actor | Vertigo

James Maitland Stewart was born on May 20, 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Ruth (Johnson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. He was of Scottish, Ulster-Scots, and some English, descent. Stewart was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he ...

This Oscar winner was Oscar nominated repetitively in 1940 and 1941. Overall, James was nominated 5 times throughout his career.

28. James Dean

Actor | East of Eden

James Byron Dean was born February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana, to Mildred Marie (Wilson) and Winton A. Dean, a farmer turned dental technician. His mother died when Dean was nine, and he was subsequently raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to ...

This pretty boy actor was nominated repeatedly in 1956 and 1957.

29. Gary Cooper

Actor | High Noon

Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper (not in film business). Gary attended school at Dunstable school England, Helena Montana and Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa. His first stage experience was during high school and college. Afterwards, he worked as an extra for one year before getting a part in a...

This two time Oscar winner was nominated constantly from 1942 to 1944. Overall, Gary was nominated 5 times throughout his career.

30. Ellen Burstyn

Actress | Requiem for a Dream

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 ...

This Oscar winner was Oscar nominated recurrently in 1974 and 1975. Overall, Ellen was nominated 6 times throughout her career.

31. Judi Dench

Actress | Skyfall

Dame Judi Dench was born Judith Olivia Dench in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with the ...

This Oscar winner was consistently Oscar nominated in 1998-1999, 2001-2002, and 2006-2007. Do I need to tell you how many times she has been nominated? Please do the math.

32. Jeremy Renner

Actor | The Hurt Locker

Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of...

Jeremy was Oscar nominated in 2010 and 2011.

33. Anjelica Huston

Actress | The Witches

Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951 in Santa Monica, California, to prima ballerina Enrica "Ricki" (Soma) and director and actor John Huston. Her mother, who was from New York, was of Italian descent, and her father had English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Huston spent most of her ...

This Oscar winning actress was Oscar nominated repeatedly in 1990 and 1991.

34. Nicole Kidman

Actress | Moulin Rouge!

Elegant blonde Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were there on educational visas.

Kidman is the daughter of Janelle Ann (Glenny), a nursing instructor, and Antony David Kidman, a biochemist and ...

This Oscar winning beauty was Oscar nominated in 2002 and 2003.

35. Jennifer Jones

Actress | The Towering Inferno

One of the world's most underrated Academy Award-winning actresses, Jennifer Jones was born Phylis Lee Isley on 2 March 1919 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Flora Mae (Suber) and Phillip Ross Isley, who ran a travelling stage show. As a young aspiring actress, she met and fell for young aspiring actor ...

This Oscar winner ruled the 40s by being Oscar nominated several times in 1944-1947. She was Oscar nominated five times overall.

36. Jane Fonda

Actress | Klute

Born in New York City, to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Ford (Seymour), 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 ...

This two time Oscar winning actress was Oscar nominated from 1978-1980. She was Oscar nominated 7 times overall. Her famous father, Henry Fonda, would be proud of her.

37. Elizabeth Taylor

Actress | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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 ...

This two time Oscar winning beauty was Oscar nominated from 1958-1961, she was untouchable in the 50s and 60s. I always call her the Angelina Jolie of her time due to her looks and talent.

38. Susan Sarandon

Actress | Thelma & Louise

Susan Sarandon was born Susan Abigail Tomalin in New York City, NY, to Lenora Marie (Criscione), no profession, and Phillip Leslie Tomalin, an advertising executive. She is of Italian (mother) and English, Irish, Welsh, and German (father) descent.

It was shortly after the 1968 Democratic convention...

This Oscar winner was nominated for Oscars back to back in 1992-1993 and 1995-1996. The 90s belong to Susan. She was Oscar nominated 5 times overall.

39. Angela Lansbury

Actress | The Manchurian Candidate

British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated ...

Angela Lansbury was for the Oscars two years straight in 1945 and 1946.

40. George C. Scott

Actor | Patton

George C. Scott was an immensely talented actor, a star of screen, stage and television. He was born on October 18, 1927 in Wise, Virginia, to Helena Agnes (Slemp) and George Dewey Scott. At the age of eight, his mother died, and his father, an executive at Buick, raised him. In 1945, he joined the...

This Oscar winner was Oscar nominated 2 years in a row in 1971 and 1972. He was Oscar nominated four times. He had a reputation for being cocky by refusing to be nominated for the Oscars. He thought he was above the Oscars by being better than the actors who were nominated with him. However, I will give him credit for giving consistent performances.

41. Claude Rains

Actor | Casablanca

William Claude Rains, born in the Clapham 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...

Claude Rains was Oscar nominated back to back in 1944 and 1945. He was nominated 4 times overall.

42. Arthur Kennedy

Actor | Lawrence of Arabia

Arthur Kennedy, one of the premier character actors in American film from the late 1940s through the early 1960s, achieved fame in the role of Biff in Elia Kazan's historic production of Arthur Miller's Pultizer-Prize winning play "Death of a Salesman." Although he was not selected to recreate the ...

Arthur Kennedy was on a Oscar nominated run by being nominated ni 1958 and 1959. He was Oscar nominated 5 times overall. The Oscars was Arthur's home in the 50s because he was often nominated in that decade.

43. Thelma Ritter

Actress | Rear Window

Thelma Ritter appeared in high school plays and was trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In the 1940s she worked in radio. Her movie career was started with a bit part in the 1946 Miracle on 34th Street (1947). In the movie she played a weary Xmas shopper. Her performance in the short ...

Thelma Ritter was Oscar nominated yearly from 1951 to 1954. She was the Glenn Close of her generation since she was nominated 6 times, but did not win the award.

44. Jason Robards

Actor | All the President's Men

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 ...

This two time Oscar winner was nominated and win back to back Oscars in 1977 and 1978. He was nominated 3 times overall.

45. Fredric March

Actor | The Best Years of Our Lives

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 ...

This two time Oscar winner was nominated annually in 1931 and 1932. He was Oscar nominated 5 times overall.

46. Olivia de Havilland

Actress | The Heiress

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 ...

This two time Oscar winner was yearly nominated in 1949 and 1950. She was Oscar nominated 5 times overall.

47. Glenda Jackson

Actress | A Touch of Class

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 ...

This time two Oscar winner was annually nominated in 1971 and 1972. She was Oscar nominated 4 times overall.

48. Johnny Depp

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood.

He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.

Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped ...

This pretty boy was Oscar nominated back to back in 2004 and 2005

49. Bradley Cooper

Actor | Silver Linings Playbook

Bradley Charles Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the ...

This pretty boy was Oscar nominated in 2013, 2014, and 2015. (I think he may be Oscar nominated in 2016. If not, I guess he may take a two or three year break by being Oscar nominated in 2017 or 2018. Mark my words. He is the future of the Oscar since he is still relatively young).