Oscar Question of the Day – Four-Time Oscar Winner

Katherine Hepburn has the distinct honor of being awarded four Oscars in her lifetime, all for Best Actress in a Leading Role.  Hepburn won for Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967), The Lion in the Winter (1968), and On Golden Pond (1982).

You mission, if you choose to accept it, is to award one actor/actress or director with four Oscars for their frame of work thus far.

I’m sure the obvious choice for some will be to give Meryl Streep a whole bunch of awards.  I’m trying to think a little more outside the box.  For me, Tom Hanks’ early career, especially in the 90’s was one of the best for any actor, living or dead.  He won two Oscars for Philadelphia (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994), both incredibly well-deserved.  I’d definitely throw him one for Robert Zemeckis’ Cast Away (2000), a performance that’s still as great today as it was then.  The fourth would be a Supporting Actor Oscar for his comedic and heartwarming turn as Coach Jimmy Dugan in Penny Marshall’s A League of Their Own (1992), that way he’s only taking it away from Gene Hackman for Unforgiven (1992).

On the director’s side, Steven Spielberg could probably hold Oscars comfortably for Schindler’s List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1999), both deserved, and add Oscars for The Color Purple (1985) and E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982).

Discuss on your own!  Comment and discuss!