The 44 actors who have won multiple Oscars, ranked by who has won the most

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Frances McDormand picking up her third best actress award.

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

Frances McDormand joined the three-Oscars club during this year’s ceremony on Sunday for her performance in “Nomadland” (she also won an award for best picture, since she produced “Nomadland”). She joins actors like Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep who also have three acting Oscars.

Anthony Hopkins won his second Oscar on Sunday for “The Father,” nearly three decades after he won his first Oscar for “The Silence of the Lambs.”

Renée Zellweger won her second Oscar last year for her performance as Judy Garland in “Judy.” Her first Oscar came 16 years ago prior for “Cold Mountain.”

John Lynch contributed to an earlier version of this post.

Here are the 44 actors who have won multiple Academy Awards in acting categories:

Anthony Hopkins – 2 wins, 6 nominations

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Best actor: “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991), “The Father” (2020)

Renée Zellweger – 2 wins, 4 nominations

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Best actress: “Judy” (2019)

Best supporting actress: “Cold Mountain” (2003)

Mahershala Ali – 2 wins, 2 nominations

Mahershala Ali accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role for "Green Book" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Mahershala Ali accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role for “Green Book” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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

Christoph Waltz – 2 wins, 2 nominations

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“Inglorious Basterds.”

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

Hilary Swank – 2 wins, 2 nominations

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“Million Dollar Baby.”

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

Kevin Spacey – 2 wins, 2 nominations

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“The Usual Suspects.”

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.”

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

Vivien Leigh – 2 wins, 2 nominations

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“A Streetcar Named Desire.”

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

Helen Hayes – 2 wins, 2 nominations

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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.”

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

Peter Ustinov – 2 wins, 3 nominations

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

Jason Robards – 2 wins, 3 nominations

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“All the President’s Men.”

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

Sally Field – 2 wins, 3 nominations

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“Norma Rae.”

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.”

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

Shelley Winters – 2 wins, 4 nominations

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“A Patch of Blue.”

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.”

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

Glenda Jackson – 2 wins, 4 nominations

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“Women in Love.”

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.”

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?”

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

Sean Penn – 2 wins, 5 nominations

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

Fredric March – 2 wins, 5 nominations

“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

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.”

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

Gene Hackman – 2 wins, 5 nominations

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“The French Connection.”

Best actor: “The French Connection” (1971)

Best supporting actor: “Unforgiven” (1992)

Olivia de Havilland – 2 wins, 5 nominations

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“The Heiress.”

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

Gary Cooper – 2 wins, 5 nominations

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“High Noon.”

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

Maggie Smith – 2 wins, 6 nominations

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“California Suite.”

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.”

Best actress: “Blue Sky” (1994)

Best supporting actress: “Tootsie” (1982)

Michael Caine – 2 wins, 6 nominations

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“The Cider House Rules.”

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”

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

Jane Fonda – 2 wins, 7 nominations

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

Robert De Niro – 2 wins, 7 nominations

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“The Godfather Part II.”

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.”

Best actress: “Blue Jasmine” (2013)

Best supporting actress: “The Aviator” (2004)

Denzel Washington – 2 wins, 8 nominations

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“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.”

Best actor: “Save the Tiger” (1973)

Best supporting actor: “Mister Roberts” (1955)

Marlon Brando – 2 wins, 8 nominations

“The Godfather.”

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

Spencer Tracy – 2 wins, 9 nominations

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“Captains Courageous.”

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

Bette Davis – 2 wins, 10 nominations

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

Walter Brennan – 3 wins, 4 nominations

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“The Westerner.”

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.”

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.”

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

Frances McDormand – 3 wins, 5 nominations

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Frances McDormand in “Nomadland.”

Best actress: “Fargo” (1996), “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (2017), “Nomadland” (2020)

Katharine Hepburn – 4 wins, 12 nominations

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“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”

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

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