6 Oscar Winning Actors We Admire

Winning an Oscar is no child’s play. It requires talent, but even more than that it requires the ability to stand out from the rest and get noticed by the Academy. Below are 6 of our favorites who managed to bring back home an Oscar.

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

1. Denzel Washington

In the world where it is difficult for an actor to lay his hands on one Oscar, Denzel Washington managed to win, rather earn two Oscars. Each of them were equally well-deserving. He won the first Oscar in the year 1989, for the Best Supporting Actor role in the movie 'Glory'. His second award was won by him in 2001, for the movie 'Training Day', in the 'Best Actor' category.


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Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

2. Tom Hanks

He is a brilliant actor and there are no two thoughts about that. He proudly took away home two Oscars consecutively in the year 1993 and in the year 1994. In '93, Tom Hanks won the Academy Award for his role as Andrew Beckett in the movie 'Philadelphia'. While in the year '94, he won the award for his title role in the movie 'Forrest Gump'. He won both these awards in the 'Best Actor' category.


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Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank

3. Hilary Swank

She is the third youngest woman ever to win two Oscars for 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role'. In the movie 'Boys Don't Cry', Hilary proved what a brilliant actor she is. She played the role of Brandon Teena, a transgendered teen in this movie. She won an Academy Award for her breakthrough performance. The award was truly well-deserved. Her next Academy award was for her tremendous performance in the movie 'Million Dollar Baby'.


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Sean Penn

Sean Penn

4. Sean Penn

He lights up the screen whenever he makes his entrance. Even the jury for determining the Oscars realized that. He had been nominated a number of times for the Academy Awards in the 'Best Actor' category. He finally won an Oscar for his role in Clint Eastwood's Boston crime-drama 'Mystic River' in the year 2003. He won his second for his amazing role in the movie 'Milk' in the year 2008.


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Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis

5. Daniel Day-Lewis

For a fine and talented actor like Daniel Day-Lewis, winning awards was not an uncommon phenomenon. He won several awards in appreciation of his fresh acting skills. But winning an Oscar, stands out from the rest. Daniel won Oscars for his portrayals in the movie 'My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown' in 1989 and 'There Will Be Blood' in 2007.


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Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

6. Elizabeth Taylor

She may be gone, but she can't be forgotten. Elizabeth Taylor was truly a legend. She won two Oscars. The first one was in the year 1960, for 'BUtterfield 8' in the 'Best Actress' category. Here she played the role of a Manhattan beauty who works as a part model and a part call-girl. She won her second Oscar for the movie 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' in the year 1966.


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  • Denzel Washington
  • Tom Hanks
  • Hilary Swank
  • Sean Penn
  • Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Elizabeth Taylor

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