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  • Beau S.
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    If actors/actresses who won multiple Oscars (for acting only) had to give one of their Oscars up, for which performance would it be?

    Sally Field – Places in the Heart
    Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained
    Katherine Hepburn – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
    Jack Nicholson – As Good As it Gets

    Try it. 

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    nkb325
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    Meryl Streep – Kramer vs. Kramer (Sophie’s Choice is just too iconic a performance for her to give up and The Iron Lady keeps her a recent oscar winner)
    Robert DeNiro – The Godfather
    Jessica Lange –  Blue Sky(Tough call because I think the performance may be more acclaimed but Tootsie is definitely the more praised movie)
    Ingrid Bergman – Murder on the Orient Express(Seen it, great actress but didn’t deserve it)
    Elizabeth Taylor – BUtterfield 8
     

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    Sally Field: Places in the Heart
    Katharine Hepburn: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
    Ingrid Bergman: Murder On the Orient Express
    Elizabeth Taylor: BUtterfield 8 
    Hilary Swank: Million Dollar Baby
    Michael Caine: The Cider House Rules
    Jodie Foster: The Accused
    Jane Fonda: Coming Home
    Helen Hayes: Airport
    Marlon Brando: On the Waterfront
    Bette Davis: Dangerous
    Daniel Day-Lewis: Lincoln
    Olivia DeHavilland: To Each His Own
    Melvyn Douglas: Being There
    Tom Hanks: Philadelphia
    Dustin Hoffman: Rain Man
    Sean Penn: Mystic River
    Meryl Streep: Kramer vs. Kramer
    Christoph Waltz: Django Unchained
    Denzel Washington: Training Day
    Shelly Winters: A Patch of Blue
    Dianne Weist: Hannah and Her Sisters
    Robert DeNiro: Raging Bull

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    Halo_Insider
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    My, my, what a question. I feel like any actor would find this to be like giving up a (figurative) child, but hey – it sounds fun.
     
    Marlon Brando  – The Godfather (He’d probably give them both up, though)
    Gary Cooper Sergeant York 
    Jodie Foster – The Accused 
    Gene Hackman – Unforgiven
    (Given how French Connection is probably his signature role and one that showed everyone how he could carry a movie, despite being far from the director’s first pick for the part) 
    Tom Hanks – Philadelphia (Hard to tell what Hanks would say, given how this established him as a dramatic actor, but Forrest Gump is a more highly-acclaimed character and film)
    Dustin Hoffman – Rain Man  
    Vivien Leigh – A Streetcar Named Desire 

    Jack Lemmon – Mister Roberts (I am definitely not confident about this one. Lemmon looked so honored when shown accepting each of his Oscars. However, while the film itself has become pretty obscure, Lemmon was pretty passionate about Save The Tiger, and it offered him the chance to get acknowledged as a “Leading Actor”, something that I think meant a lot to him as a member of the Hollywood community. Then again, what do I know…)
    Sean Penn – Mystic River (symbolized less, politically)
    Anthony Quinn – Lust for Life 

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    Jake
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    I know that technically 2 is multiple but I feel that it really starts with 3.

    Katharine Hepburn, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. She herself didn’t consider this performance worthy and knew it was only due to wave of sentiment towards her after S. Tracy’s death (and, I’d add, divided momentum). I’d rahter have Bancroft winning there and Hepburn prevailing over her for “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”. Status quo remains but with much worthier performances combined. 

    Jack Nicholson, Terms of Endearment. Supporting plus he gave better performance in James L. Brooks’ film on “As Good As It Gets”. 

    Meryl Streep, Kramer vs. Kramer. “Sophie” is out of question given its iconic status and “The Iron Lady” is her first win in 30 years so it probably was even more precious for her this time. 

    Ingrid Bergman, Murder on the Orient Express. The easiest one. She wanted other actress to win it, it’s supporting and people universally hate it. I still like it, if only for the fact that it allowed MOTOE to become an Oscar-winning motion picture. Frankly, also neither “Anastasia” nor “Gaslight” are among her top 3 performances. Oscar didn’t correspond with her overall career almost at all. 

    Walter Brennan… not familiar with his work. He certainly doesn’t seem to have a resume of 3-time Oscar winner. 

    Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood. That’s the hardest to call and only my guess. I just opt to believe that “My Left Foot” put him on the map and “Lincoln” put him on the map of acting Gods. All 3 are truly amazing, though, and he’s reverse of Ingrid Bergman in terms of correlation between awards and career. 

    2-time winners:
    Bette Davis, Dangerous < Jezebel
    Jessica Lange, Tootsie < Blue Sky
    Maggie Smith, Prime of Miss Jean Brodie > California Suite
    Elizabeth Taylor, Butterfield 8 < Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
    Olivia De Havilland, To Each His Own < The Heiress 
    Glenda Jackson, Women in Love > A Touch of Class
    Jodie Foster, The Accused < The Silence of the Lambs
    Shelley Winters, A Patch of Blue > The Diary of Anne Frank 
    Sally Field, Norma Rae > Places in the Heart
    Dianne Wiest, Hannah and Her Sisters < Bullets Over Broadway 
    Vivien Leigh, Gone with the Wind > A Streetcar Named Desire
    Luise Rainer, The Great Ziegfield > The Good Earth
    Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry > Million Dollar Baby
    Helen Hayes, The Sin of Madison Claudet > Airport 

    Spencer Tracy, Captains Courageous < Boys Town 
    Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront > The Godfather 
    Jack Lemmon, Mister Roberts < Save the Tiger!
    Dustin Hoffman, Kramer vs. Kramer > Rain Man
    Robert De Niro, The Godfather Part II < Raging Bull
    Denzel Washington, Glory < The Training Day
    Michael Caine, Hannah and Her Sisters < Cider House Rules 
    Tom Hanks, Philadelphia < Forrest Gump
    Fredric March, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde < The Best Years of Our Lives 
    Gary Cooper, Seargent York < High Noon
    Sean Penn, Mystic River < Milk
    Gene Hackman, The French Connection > The Unforgiven 
    Anthony Quinn, Viva Zapata! > Lust for Life
    Melvyn Douglas, Hud < Being There 
    Jason Robards, All the President’s Men > Julia
    Peter Ustinov, Spartacus > Topkapi
    Kevin Spacey, The Usual Suspects < American Beauty
    Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds > Django Unchained 

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    If actors/actresses who won multiple Oscars (for acting only) had to give one of their Oscars up, for which performance would it be?

    Sally Field – Places in the Heart
    Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained
    Katherine Hepburn – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
    Jack Nicholson – As Good As it Gets

    Try it. 

    Try it? I’m no fan of spreading the Oscar wealth. 

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    AndMore
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    Maggie Smith, Travels with My Aunt > California Suite

    Dame Maggie won for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and California Suite. 

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    [quote=”Jake”]
    Maggie Smith, Travels with My Aunt > California Suite

    Dame Maggie won for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and California Suite. [/quote]

    Yikes, I’m very sorry. I seem to confuse Travels and Prime for some reason. 

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    AndMore
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    [quote=”AndMore”][quote=”Jake”]
    Maggie Smith, Travels with My Aunt > California Suite

    Dame Maggie won for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and California Suite. [/quote]

    Yikes, I’m very sorry. I seem to confuse Travels and Prime for some reason. [/quote]

    There both good movies so I can see why you would  

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    Yikes, I’m very sorry. I seem to confuse Travels and Prime for some reason. 

    I bet you confuse them because they’re Maggie Smith’s only Best Actress nominations.

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    Jake
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    That and probably the fact that in both she plays an older figure – teacher and (supposed) aunt, respectively. 

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    Elizabeth Taylor: BUtterfield 8
    Katharine Hepburn: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
    Christoph Waltz: Django
    Kevin Spacey: Usual Suspects
    Maggie Smith: California Suite
    Bette Davis: Dangerous
    Ingrid Bergman: Murder on the Orient Express
    Jack Nicholson: As Good As It Gets
    Gary Cooper: Sergeant York, I guess (loved High Noon)
    Meryl Streep: Iron Lady
    Sean Penn: Mystic River (?)

    I couldn’t choose with Daniel Day-Lewis, Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, and Dustin Hoffman. 

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