12 Living Actors Who Have Won The Most Oscars In History

Considering how many categories exist in the Oscars and how many years the golden boy of movie-making has been around, you’d think many people would have multiple statues. Not the case. Take a look at the incredibly short list of stars who’ve actually won more than one award. Don’t miss the Oscars on February 26th, and be sure to check out WSJ Live’s winning picks for the best in entertainment, fashion, music, travel and culture, in the new series, ”Off Duty.”

1. Jack Nicholson - 3 WINS

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST in 1975 (Actor in a Leading Role)
TERMS OF ENDEARMENT in 1983 (Actor in a Supporting Role)
AS GOOD AS IT GETS in 1997 (Actor in a Leading Role)

2. Gene Hackman- 2 WINS

THE FRENCH CONNECTION in 1971 (Actor in a Leading Role)
UNFORGIVEN in 1992 (Actor in a Leading Role)

3. Meryl Streep- 2 WINS

KRAMER VS. KRAMER in 1979 (Actress in a Supporting Role)
SOPHIE’S CHOICE in 1982 (Actress in a Leading Role)

4. Robert De Niro- 2 WINS

THE GODFATHER PART II in 1974 (Actor in a Supporting Role)
RAGING BULL in 1980 (Actor in a Leading Role)

5. Jodie Foster- 2 WINS

THE ACCUSED in 1988 (Actress in a Leading Role)
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS in 1991 (Actress in a Leading Role)

6. Dustin Hoffmann- 2 WINS

KRAMER VS. KRAMER in 1979 (Actor in a Leading Role)
RAIN MAN in 1988 (Actor in a Leading Role)

7. Hilary Swank- 2 WINS

BOYS DON’T CRY in 1999 (Actress in a Leading Role)
MILLION DOLLAR BABY in 2004 (Actress in a Leading Role)

8. Tom Hanks- 2 WINS

PHILADELPHIA in 1993 (Actor in a Leading Role)
FORREST GUMP in 1994 (Actor in a Leading Role)

9. Jane Fonda- 2 WINS

KLUTE in 1971 (Actress in a Leading Role)
COMING HOME in 1978 (Actress in a Leading Role)

10. Daniel Day-Lewis- 2 WINS

MY LEFT FOOT in 1989 (Actor in a Leading Role)
THERE WILL BE BLOOD in 2007 (Actor in a Leading Role)

11. Sally Field- 2 WINS

NORMA RAE in 1979 (Actress in a Leading Role)
PLACES IN THE HEART in 1984 (Actress in a Leading Role)

12. Sean Penn- 2 WINS

MYSTIC RIVER in 2003 (Actor in a Leading Role)
MILK in 2008 (Actor in a Leading Role)

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