Only 22 men have ever won multiple Oscars in the acting categories. Three performers hold the record for victories among male actors with three prizes each: Walter Brennan, Daniel Day-Lewis and Jack Nicholson. Brennan won all of his in supporting; Day-Lewis won all as lead; Nicholson won twice for lead and once for supporting. Tour our new photo gallery above of all 22 actors.
But which of the others is the most likely to take home a third? Take our new poll below to let us know who you think will be next with this achievement. Be sure to visit our other recent poll with the 10 actresses who could achieve this feat (won by Cate Blanchett) and our gallery of 20 actresses.
Of the 19 actors who have won twice, Gene Hackman is long since retired. Marlon Brando, Gary Cooper, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Lemmon, Fredric March, Anthony Quinn, Jason Robards, Spencer Tracy and Peter Ustinov have all passed away.
Here are the other 9 people in our poll below:
Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for “Moonlight” (2016) and “Green Book” (2018).
Michael Caine won Best Supporting Actor for “Hannah and Her Sisters” (1986) and “The Cider House Rules” (1999).
Robert De Niro won Best Supporting Actor for “The Godfather, Part II” (1974) and Best Actor for “Raging Bull” (1980).
Tom Hanks won Best Actor for “Philadelphia” (1993) and “Forrest Gump” (1994).
Dustin Hoffman won Best Actor for “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979) and “Rain Man” (1988).
Sean Penn won Best Actor for “Mystic River” (2003) and “Milk” (2008).
Kevin Spacey won Best Supporting Actor for “The Usual Suspects” (1995) and Best Actor for “American Beauty” (1999).
Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor for “Inglourious Basterds” (2009) and “Django Unchained” (2012).
Denzel Washington won Best Supporting Actor for “Glory” (1989) and Best Actor for “Training Day” (2001).
Be sure to make your Oscar nominee predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their films and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before nominees are announced on January 13. And join in the fun debate over the 2020 Academy Awards taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our film forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.