Actors Who Have Won The Most Oscars
If you ask any Oscar nominee how badly they would like to take home the award, they'll probably respond in a diplomatic fashion, saying something along the lines of "it's an honor just to be nominated". That may be true, but only a select few of Hollywood's elites have earned multiple nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Let's take a moment to recognize some of the actors and actresses who have scored multiple Academy Awards!
The melodious-voiced Katherine Hepburn is an exceptionally talented thespian, having achieved the incredible honor of taking home all four Oscar awards in the Best Actress category. She was recognized with these accolades for her roles in ‘Morning Glory’ (1933), ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ (1967), ‘The Lion in Winter’ (1968), and ‘On Golden Pond’ (1981).
Marlon Brando was an American actor, director, and activist who had a major influence on Hollywood with his realistic acting. He was highly celebrated, winning two Oscars during his lifetime for his performances in On The Waterfront (1954) and The Godfather (1972). His legacy will remain, and he will be remembered as one of the most iconic actors in history.
Mentioning Daniel Day-Lewis instantly conjures up memories of his astounding transformation into Abraham Lincoln. He is truly a talented performer, and his excellence is reflected in his three Academy Awards in the Best Actor category. Now that he has retired from his profession, he proudly holds his Oscar trophies for 'My Left Foot' (1989), 'There Will Be Blood' (2007), and 'Lincoln' (2012).
The incredible Meryl Streep, our generation's most respected actor, has achieved an outstanding 3 Oscar wins. Starting with a Best Supporting Actress award for 'Kramer vs. Kramer' in 1967, she then bagged Best Actress for 'Sophie's Choice' in 1979 and again for her amazing metamorphosis in 'The Iron Lady' in 2011!
Denzel Washington is unstoppable! His long and amazing career is still ongoing and he continues to remain a prominent figure in the realm of cinematic acting. Before snagging the Best Actor award for his captivating performance in 'Training Day', he was awarded Best Supporting Actor for Edward Zwick's 'Glory'.
The incredible actress was triumphant in obtaining Best Actress awards for her roles in Gaslight (1944) and Anastasia (1956), and she also earned the Best Supporting Actress accolade for her performance in Murder in Orient Express (1974).
Jack Nicholson has an amazing career, having won Best Actor awards for One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest in 1975 and As Good As it Gets in 1997, as well as the Best Supporting Actor award for Terms of Endearment in 1983 - an impressive feat!
Bette Davis was a true trailblazer who refused to be pushed aside by the studios, who believed she was too old for any roles. Despite the tremendous obstacles she faced, she still managed to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for both 'Dangerous' (1935) and 'Jezebel' (1938). She is one of the most brilliant actors to ever appear on the big screen!