According to our most recent poll results, Tom Hanks will be the next actor to win a third Oscar. He was one of nine men that have already won two Academy Awards for acting that were featured in our poll. Hanks beat out second place Robert De Niro and third place Denzel Washington. Even though he hasn’t been nominated since 2000 for “Cast Away,” Hanks is a front-runner for Best Supporting Actor this year as Fred Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”
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.
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 were the other 9 actors we offered in our poll below. And 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.
Tom Hanks (43%) won Best Actor for “Philadelphia” (1993) and “Forrest Gump” (1994).
Robert De Niro (21%) won Best Supporting Actor for “The Godfather, Part II” (1974) and Best Actor for “Raging Bull” (1980).
Denzel Washington (16%) won Best Supporting Actor for “Glory” (1989) and Best Actor for “Training Day” (2001).
Mahershala Ali (14%) won Best Supporting Actor for “Moonlight” (2016) and “Green Book” (2018).
Christoph Waltz (5%) won Best Supporting Actor for “Inglourious Basterds” (2009) and “Django Unchained” (2012).
Sean Penn (1%) won Best Actor for “Mystic River” (2003) and “Milk” (2008).
Michael Caine (0%) won Best Supporting Actor for “Hannah and Her Sisters” (1986) and “The Cider House Rules” (1999).
Dustin Hoffman (0%) won Best Actor for “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979) and “Rain Man” (1988).
Kevin Spacey (0%) won Best Supporting Actor for “The Usual Suspects” (1995) and Best Actor for “American Beauty” (1999).
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.