She holds the record with four separate Best Actress wins. During her sixty year film career, Hepburn won the award for “Morning Glory,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” “The Lion in Winter,” and “On Golden Pond.” She was also nominated eight times.
Nicholson won Best Actor twice for leading roles in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “As Good As It Gets.” He also won Best Supporting Actor for “Terms of Endearment.” Nicholson has been nominated for an additional nine Oscars.
During her career, Streep has been nominated for an Oscar eighteen times. She won Best Actress twice, for “Sophie’s Choice” and “The Iron Lady.” She won Best Supporting Actress once for “Kramer vs. Kramer.”
Brennan is one of only three men ever to win three acting Oscars. He won Best Supporting Actor three times for “Come and Get It, Kentucky” and “The Westerner.”
This femme fatale of classic cinema won Best Actress twice for “Anastasia” and “Gaslight.” And her collaboration with famed film noir director Sidney Lumet in “Murder on the Orient Express” earned her the award for Best Supporting Actress.
Daniel Day Lewis
Daniel Day Lewis is another member of the exclusive three Oscar club. He has the distinction of winning all of his awards for leading roles. He won Best Actor for “Lincoln,” “There Will Be Blood,” and “My Left Foot.”
Brando won the award for Best Actor twice during his career. He won once in 1954 for “On the Waterfront” and again in 1972 for his iconic role in “The Godfather.” He was five more times for Best Actor and once for Best Supporting Actor.
Robert De Niro
De Niro has won two Oscars during his career, once for Best Actor and once for Best Supporting Actor. The former win was for “Raging Bull” and the latter was for “The Godfather: Part II.”
Hanks has been nominated for five Oscars and won twice. He won for Best Actor two years in a row: first for “Philadelphia” in 1993 and then for “Forrest Gump” in 1994.
He has been nominated twice for Best Supporting Actor and won both times, first for “Inglourious Bastards” and then for “Django Unchained.”
Blanchett has been nominated for six Oscars and won twice. She won first for “The Aviator” and then for “Blue Jasmine.”
Washington has won two Oscars. He won Best Actor for “Training Day” and Best Supporting Actor for “Glory.” He has been nominated for an additional four Oscars.
He was nominated for a supporting role in “American Beauty” and a leading role in “The Usual Suspects” and won both times.
Swank is yet another women with two oscars. She was nominated for her leading roles in “Million Dollar Baby” and “Boys Don’t Cry” and won both awards.
Penn has been nominated for six Oscars and won twice. He won the last two times he was nominated: in 2004 for “Mystic River” and in 2009 for “Milk.”