Who has directed an Oscar winning performance in each of the four acting categories?
William Wyler (On multiple occasions)
I would assume Sidney Lumet
ACTOR, ACTRESS and SUP. ACTRESS in Network
SUP. ACTOR… hmmmmm….????
There were several Lumet movies that got supporting actor nominations but no wins. I wouldve liked to have seen Charles Durning nominated for Dog Day Afternoon along with Chris Sarandon. There is also Jerry Orbach for Prince in the City. 12 Angry Men didn’t get one actor in supporting actor and coulve filled the category! Surprised Lee J. Cobb couldn’t get in. No Dean Stockwell or JAson Robards for Long Days Journey Into Night. I don’t think Peter Firth of Equus or River Phoenix of Running on Empty were contending for the win. Same with Ned Beatty.
Had Peter Finch been nominated for supporting for Network, then problem solved (he was supporting; then Holden could have won lead)