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Jack Nicholson

Known for his iconic portrayal of Joker in the movie Batman, Jack Nicholson won an Academy Award for As Good as It Gets in which he plays the role of a man with obsessive-compulsive disorder who falls in love with a waitress (Helen Hunt). An interesting bit of trivia: His female costars won an Academy Award every time Nicholson won for the same movie.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep was nominated in 2012 for the 21st time, which makes her the most nominated actor in the history of the Academy awards. She has bagged an Academy award thrice, which is just 2 short of breaking Kathrine Hepburn’s record of four. Meryl Streep won the award for her role as Margaret Thatcher in the movie The Iron Lady.

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is known for his consistently great performances. He has been a five-time nominee for the category of Best Actor and has bagged the award twice. He won back-to-back awards for Best Actor for the movies “Forrest Gump” and “Philadelphia.”

Christoph Waltz

Christopher Waltz won the Best Supporting Actor award for this movie as well as for Django Unchained. The Austrian actor portrayed the role of the cunning colonel Hans Landa who was notoriously called “The Jew Hunter” in the movie.

Denzel Washington

The eight-time nominee Denzel Washington won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2002 for his role as detective Alonzo Harris. In 1990, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the movie Glory.

Cate Blanchett

In the movie Cate Blanchett plays the role of Katharine Hepburn. The movie is about Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his long-term relationship with Katharine Hepburn.

Daniel Day-Lewis

Retired English actor Daniel Day-Lewis is a three-time Academy award winner for Best Actor and has been nominated for the same category six times. Released in 2012, the movie directed by Steven Spielberg shows how Abraham Lincoln bought an end to the Civil War and slavery through the 13th amendment.

Kevin Spacey

American actor, singer, and producer Kevin Spacey won the Academy Award for Best Actor for this movie in which he played a role of an ordinary executive who gets disillusioned with his existence and seeks excitement in his life. The critically acclaimed movie won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Picture.

Gary Oldman

The English actor won the Best Actor award for his role as Winston Churchill. Darkest Hour is about Winston Churchill’s struggle to negotiate a peace treaty with the Nazis as they moved ahead to conquer Western Europe.

Hilary Swank

Two-time Academy award winner Hilary Swank won the Best Actress award for her role as Maggie Fitzgerald — a working class woman who wants to be a professional boxer. She shares screen space with Clint Eastwood who plays the role of Frankie Dunn, a veteran trainer.

Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck won the Academy award for Best Actor in 2017. The movie is about Lee Chandler who has to leave his job in Boston and look after his orphaned nephew, Patrick who lives in a fishing village called Manchester-by-the-Sea. The movie was released in November 18, 2016 and was directed by Kenneth Lonergan.

Leonardo DiCaprio

The six-time nominee finally won the Best Actor award in 2017. The movie is about Hugh Glass, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, who finds his way back to civilization from the wilderness after being attacked by a bear.

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne won the Best Actor award for his portrayal of the legendary late physicist Stephen Hawking. “The Theory of Everything” movie deals with the life of Stephen Hawking and his relationship with Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones).

Matthew McConaughey

This Texas actor won the Best Actor award for his role as Ron Woodroof who has contracted AIDS and has just 30 days left to live. Woodroof along with Rayon (Jared Leto) set out to smuggle illegal medications to treat their condition and help other people suffering from the same disease.

Colin Firth

Colin Firth was nominated for the Best Actor award twice. In 2011, he won an Oscar for his role as England’s prince Albert.

Jamie Foxx

The two-time nominee won the Best Actor award for the movie “Ray.” It is a biopic of the legendary musician Ray Charles that showcases his journey and how he rose above his struggles to redefine and inspire a generation.

Sean Penn

Mystic River is about Jimmy Marcus (Sean Penn), an ex-con who carries out his own investigation into the murder of his daughter. The movie was released in October 2003 and was directed by the legendary actor Clint Eastwood.

Russell Crowe

Released in May 2000, Gladiator is the story from the Roman times where, a once powerful general (Russell Crowe) is forced to become a gladiator by the emperor’s son. Apart from Russell Crowe winning for Best actor the movie won a total of five Academy awards - Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects, and Best Costume Design.

Nicolas Cage

Leaving Las Vegas is about the unconventional relationship between Ben Sanderson (Nicholas Cage), an alcoholic screenwriter and Sera (Elizabeth Shue), a prostitute and how they offer each other support. The movie is adapted from a novel by John O’ Brien.

Al Pacino

Scent of a Woman is about Frank — a retired Lt. Col in the US Army who is blind and cantankerous. Charlie, who needs to fund his trip home for Christmas, agrees to look after Frank over Thanksgiving and discovers that the job is not at all what he thought it would be.

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins won Best Actor in a Leading Role for the movie. Released in February 1991, The Silence of the Lambs is about Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) a psychiatrist imprisoned on account of several acts of murder and cannibalism. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) appoints Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) to interview Lecter as he believes Dr. Hannibal Lecter may give them insight into a case.

Michael Douglas

The movie revolves around Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) who is ambitious and wants to make it to the top of Wall Street. He plans to do so by convincing Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), a ruthless businessman, to work with him.

Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley plays the role of Mohandas Gandhi in this acclaimed biographical drama. The movie released in December 1982 and was directed by Richard Attenborough.

Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman plays the role of Raymond, an autistic man who takes a cross-country trip with his younger brother Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) that will change their lives forever.

Jeremy Irons

The movie is about Claus (Jeremy Irons) who is arrested on suspicion of foul play after his wealthy wife Sunny von Bülow (Glenn Close) slips into an irreversible coma.

Ingrid Bergman

Directed by Anatole Litvak, this movie released in December 1956 and tells the story of a Russian businessman who tries to pass off a woman as the Grand Duchess Anastasia.

Katharine Hepburn

Released in December 1967, the movie won two Oscars for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress. Additionally, it was nominated for a total of 10 categories.

Which films won these actors their Oscar?

11th April, 2019

The first Oscars were held in 1929 and had 13 categories, which grew to 24 with time. While some actors’ wins were groundbreaking, others surprised and mystified audiences. Think you know the greatest academy award winners of all time? Take this quiz to find out.

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