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10 Forgotten Actors With Multiple Academy Award Wins

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Many of Hollywood's greatest stars have taken home an Academy Award, but some Oscar-winning actors have been largely forgotten.

Since its inception in 1929, the Academy Awards have become arguably the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry. Winning an Oscar for acting is a challenging feat, with many of Hollywood's greatest stars such as Cary Grant, Kirk Douglas, Greta Garbo, and Barbara Stanwyck never claiming an Academy Award trophy.

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In its 93-year history, 44 actors have won multiple Oscars for acting. Many of these winners include some of the most famous movie stars of all time, such as Marlon Brando and Katharine Hepburn. However, there are countless actors with multiple Oscars who have become lost to history.

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Arguably the greatest character actor of all time, Walter Brennan appeared in a multitude of seminal Hollywood films from the Golden Era. Brennan was the first actor to win three Academy Awards for acting in the films Come and Get It, Kentucky, and The Westerner.

Despite winning three Academy Awards, Brennan's most well-known performances occur in films where he did not win Oscars. Among his whopping 244 acting credits are supporting roles in landmark films such as Red River, To Have and Have Not, Rio Bravo, and My Darling Clementine.

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