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What actor has the most Academy Awards?


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Daniel Day-Lewis, Jack Nicholson and Walter Brennan each won three Academy Awards during their distinguished careers.

Day-Lewis is the only person who has ever won three Oscars for Best Actor. He received them for his performances in the films "My Left Foot" (1989), "There Will Be Blood" (2007) and Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" (2012).

Nicholson won Best Actor awards for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975) and "As Good As It Gets" (1997). He also won a Best Supporting Actor award for "Terms of Endearment" (1983).

Brennan won three Supporting Actor Oscars in five years for "Come and Get It" (1936), "Kentucky" (1938) and "The Westerner" (1940).

The record for the most Oscar wins in any acting category is held by Katharine Hepburn, who received four.