Top Best actors and actresses who have won most Oscars in movie history

- 9/03/2017

Actors and actresses who have won the most Academy awards

Academy awards winners
For actors,  getting nominated for an academy award is tough. But to actually have won an Oscar is a feat so difficult only an elite group of stars have been able to win more than one of the coveted golden statues.

For their unequalled Acting excellence here are the best actors and actresses who have won the most Oscars in history. The list focuses on those stars Who have won at least three times.You're not going to believe this,  but there are only six of them. 

1. Meryl Streep 
Actors and actresses who won Oscars Meryl Streep
The iconic Mary Louise 'Meryl Streep'is an American actress widely considered by many to be the greatest actress of her generation. Her ability to adapt to a vast variety of roles, and pull them off to perfection has won her 3 Oscars for the Movies Sophie's Choice, Kramer vs Kramer and The Iron Lady. She is also the most nominated actor in movie history with a total of 20 nominations to her name, 8 more than her two closest counterparts.

2. Jack Nicholson
Actors who won Oscars Jack Nicholson
With 3 Academy award wins from 12 nominations, American actor Jack Nicholson is the most nominated male star ever. His career has spanned more than 6 decades and his remarkable performances have earned him 3 Golden statue wins for his roles in One flew over the Cukoo's nest, Terms of endearment, and As good as it gets.
A private and almost mysterious person, he was once reputed as saying that he didn't like people to really know him, because it wasn't a good thing for actors. Strange. 

3. Katherine Hepburn 
Multiple Oscar winner Katherine Hepburn
This legendary American actress has won more Oscars than any other star male or female. She won four of them, but never actually came to receive a single one of them personally during the ceremonies. She cited that it was the work that thrilled her, and not the prizes for the work. She won for her unparalleled performances in Guess who's coming to dinner,On golden pond,The Lion in winter and Morning glory. 

4. Walter Brennan
Oscar Winner Walter Brennan
Brennan is not one of the most recognized faces in Hollywood history, but his 4 nominations and 3 wins is an impressive achievement that only few have been able to match. Although all his wins came from the supporting actor category, it still makes him one of only three actors to win thrice. His wins came in The Westerner,Come and get it and Kentucky.

5. Ingrid Bergman 
Multiple academy award winning actress Ingrid Bergman
Silver Screen legend Bergman had an unmatched appeal on screen and starred opposite some of the best leading men the industry has ever seen. For her awesome talent in acting, she won two Academy awards for Gaslight and Anastasia. And won for her supporting role in the Hollywood movie adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express.

6. Daniel Day-Lewis 
Oscar Winner Daniel Day-Lewis
This British actor is one of the few to have won all of his three awards in the best actor category. Considered one of the best Character actors ever to have graced the silver screen, Day Lewis has been known to take months just to prepare for a role and has gone so far into character sometimes that he even puts his own health at risk. His Oscar wins come from super performances in There Will be Blood, My left foot and Lincoln. After starring in only a handful of critically acclaimed movies, he retired from acting in 2017.

Other notable actors and actresses who have won the Oscar twice are Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Kevin Spacey, Kate Blanchet,Robert Dr Niro, Laurence Olivier, Marlon Brando,Hilary Swank and Sean Penn. Tom Hanks won the award two consecutive times in 1993 for Philadelphia and 1994 for Forrest Gump, but for his performances in a leading role. 


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