The famous five academy award winners and their glorious career
Here’s what you ever wanted to know about these five academies award-winning Hollywood superstars!
The Academy Awards have been celebrated since 1928, and each year it includes the Best Actor trophy. Since then, many actors have won the trophy, but only one man, namely Daniel Day-Lewis, has won the award three times. Some other actors have won the trophy more than once. Here is an overview of their career.
Sir Daniel Day-Lewis, a retired English actor, is a recipient of numerous accolades, including three Academy Awards for Best Actor and four British Academy Film Awards for Best Actor, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. In 2014, he received a Knighthood for his service to Drama.
He won the Academy Awards for his acting in the films: “My Left Foot”(1989)by Philip Kaufman; Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood” (2007), and Steven Spielberg’s biographical drama “Lincoln” (2012).
Gary Cooper was an American actor who won Academy Awards for Best Actor twice and was nominated three times further. He was one of the top ten film personalities for his twenty-three years film career starting from the silent era and to the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Spencer Bonaventure Tracy was the first American actor to win two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor from nine nominations. In 1937 he won the Oscar for “Captain Courageous” and in 1938 for “Boys Town”. During his career, he acted in 75 films and was one of the greatest actors of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Sir Anthony Hopkins CBE is a Welsh actor, film director and film producer. He won two Academy Awards for Best Actor, four BAFTAs, two Emmys, the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a British Academy Television Award. In 1993, he was knighted for services to the arts. In 1991, he won the Academy Award for portraying the role of Hannibal Lecter in the psychological horror film “The Silence of the Lambs”. In 2020 he won the second Academy Award for his portrayal of an elderly man diagnosed with dementia in “The Father”.
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American actor, filmmaker and is regarded as the American cultural icon worldwide. He won two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor in “Philadelphia” (1993), in which he played the role of a gay lawyer suffering from AIDS and in “Forrest Gump” (1994), in which he played the title role. He has got six nominations for Academy Awards.