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    Top 10 Actors Who Have Won The Most Oscars

    The Academy Awards is a long-standing tradition dedicated to honoring the best among the film elite. Also known as the Oscars, it has become a measure of an actor’s success, as careers live or die depending on how much heat winning the coveted statue brings to one’s career.

    The ceremony alone is a thing of beauty, as stars take center stage on a night they’ll never forget. From the list of presenters to the members in attendance, the pizzazz is at an all-time high. Starting from the top, we bring you the list of actors who have dominated the ceremony with their grand wins.

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    Katherine Hepburn

    Katherine Hepburn And All of Her Best Actress Wins

    This sultry-voiced beauty is one of the best actors of all time. Katherine Hepburn holds the rare feat of winning all four Academy Awards trophies for Best Actress. She won for her performances in ‘Morning Glory’ (1933), ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ (1967), ‘The Lion in Winter’ (1968), and ‘On Golden Pond’ (1981).

    Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep Wins for ‘The Iron Lady’

    Our generation’s most accomplished actor, Meryl Streep, has won 3 Academy Awards. Her first win was a Best Supporting Actress for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ in 1967, and her other two were Best Actress for ‘Sophie’s Choice’ (1979) and her phenomenal transformation in ‘The Iron Lady’ (2011).

    Jack Nicholson

    Jack Nicholson and His Three Oscars

    Along with Dennis Hopper, ‘Easy Rider’ had made him the poster boy for counterculture in Hollywood. This maverick actor has won three Oscars to his credit- Best Actor for ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest‘ (1975) and ‘Terms of Endearment’ (1983), and Best Supporting Actor for ‘As Good as It Gets’ (1997). That’s one for every decade!

    Ingrid Bergman

    Ingrid Bergman Wins for ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

    In no time, the beloved Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman became a famous American movie star. Out of her seven nominations, she’s been lucky three times. Ingrid Bergman took Best Actress twice for ‘Gaslight‘ (1944) and ‘Anastasia‘ (1956), a Best Supporting Actress for ‘Murder on the Orient Express‘ (1974).

    Daniel Day-Lewis

    Before His Retirement, Daniel Day-Lewis Won 3 Oscars

    The utterance of his name brings to mind his remarkable transformation into Abraham Lincoln. But that’s the kind of dedicated performer Daniel Day-Lewis has always been, with not one but three Academy Awards to his name. Now retired from his profession, he holds all of his Oscars in the Best Actor category, winning for ‘My Left Foot‘ (1989), ‘There Will Be Blood’ (2007), and ‘Lincoln‘ (2012).

    Frances McDormand

    Frances McDormand Wins Oscar Number Three for ‘Nomadland’

    Frances McDormand is one of the few performers to win “The Triple Crown of Acting.” Frances won her first Best Actress for playing Marge in the black-comedy ‘Fargo’ (1994) and the others for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ (2017) and ‘Nomadland’ (2020).

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    Walter Brennan

    ‘Kentucky’ Won Walter Brennan His Second Academy Award

    With three wins out of 4 nominations, Walter Brennan bats a pretty cool average. All of his three wins have come in the Best Supporting Actor category, where he took the highest honors for ‘Come and Get It‘ (1936), ‘Kentucky‘ (1938), and John Ford’s ‘The Westerner‘ (1940).

    Bette Davis

    Bette Davis Wins Best Actress For ‘Jezebel’

    The iconoclast Bette Davis refused to be forgotten by the studios, who thought she was too old for parts. Always fighting against insurmountable odds, Better Davis won Best Actress twice for ‘Dangerous’ (1935) and ‘Jezebel’ (1938). One of the greatest actors to grace our screens.

    Spencer Tracy

    Spencer Tracy Won Back To Back Oscars During the 1930s

    Married to the indomitable Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy was a force to be reckoned with. He could play it subtly and get in someone’s face if the story demanded. There was a time he remained largely unknown to movie audiences after 25 films, nearly all of them starring him as the leading man. But that didn’t deter him in the least, as he won two Best Actor Academy Awards for ‘Captains Courageous’ (1937) and ‘Boys Town’ (1938).

    Denzel Washington

    Denzil Washington Wins Best Actor for ‘Training Day’

    Is there anything Denzel Washington can’t do? Still working, he’s had a long and illustrious career, and he’s still relevant to the craft of cinematic acting. Before he would bring home the Best Actor statue for his beguiling performance in ‘Training Day,’ he had his first taste by winning a Best Supporting Actor for Edward Zwick’s ‘Glory.’

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    Shaurya Thakur is a Content Writer at First Curiosity, who, in his personal time, is writing the greatest "overcoming post-academic slump existential crises" story. His current obsessions are John Cassavetes and Jack Kerouac; musically, he belongs to Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand.

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