Have you ever wondered who the greatest Academy Award winners of all time are? Here are a few of the all-star actors and actresses who have won multiple Oscars.

Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
This Hollywood pioneer holds the record with four separate Best Actress wins. During her sixty year film career, Hepburn won the award for "Morning Glory," "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," "The Lion in Winter," and "On Golden Pond." She was nominated an impressive eight more times for films including the classics "The Philadelphia Story" and "The African Queen."
Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
Nicholson won Best Actor twice for leading roles in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "As Good As It Gets." He also won Best Supporting Actor for "Terms of Endearment." Nicholson has been nominated for an additional nine Oscars.
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
During her illustrious career, Streep has been nominated for an Oscar a total of eighteen times. She won Best Actress twice, for "Sophie's Choice" and "The Iron Lady." She won Best Supporting Actress once for "Kramer vs. Kramer."
Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
Brennan is one of only three men ever to win three acting Oscars. He won Best Supporting Actor three times for "Come and Get It, Kentucky" and "The Westerner." He was nominated a fourth time for "Sergeant York."
Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
This femme fatale of classic cinema won Best Actress twice for "Anastasia" and "Gaslight." And her collaboration with famed film noir director Sidney Lumet in "Murder on the Orient Express" earned her the award for Best Supporting Actress.
Daniel Day Lewis
Daniel Day Lewis
Daniel Day Lewis is another member of the exclusive three Oscar club. He has the distinction of winning all of his awards for leading roles. He won Best Actor for "Lincoln," "There Will Be Blood," and "My Left Foot."
Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Brando won the award for Best Actor twice during his illustrious career. He won once in 1954 for "On the Waterfront" and again in 1972 for his iconic role in "The Godfather." He was nominated an impressive five more times for Best Actor and once for Best Supporting Actor.
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
De Niro has won two Oscars during his career, once for Best Actor and once for Best Supporting Actor. The former win was for "Raging Bull" and the latter was for "The Godfather: Part II."
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
Hanks has been nominated for five Oscars and won twice. He won for Best Actor two years in a row: first for "Philadelphia" in 1993 and then for "Forrest Gump" in 1994.
Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
Waltz is a newcomer to the Oscars but has an impressive track record so far. He has been nominated twice for Best Supporting Actor and won both times, first for "Inglourious Bastards" and then for "Django Unchained."
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
Blanchett has been nominated for six Oscars and won twice. She won first for "The Aviator" and then for "Blue Jasmine."
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
Washington has won two Oscars. He won Best Actor for "Training Day" and Best Supporting Actor for "Glory." He has been nominated for an additional four Oscars.
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
Spacey also has a stellar success rate with Academy Awards. He was nominated for a supporting role in "American Beauty" and a leading role in "The Usual Suspects" and won both times.
Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
Swank is yet another actor with a hundred percent success rate. She was nominated for her leading roles in "Million Dollar Baby" and "Boys Don't Cry" and won both awards.
Sean Penn
Sean Penn
Penn has been nominated for six Oscars and won twice. He won the last two times he was nominated: in 2004 for "Mystic River" and in 2009 for "Milk."

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