Most film actors thank their lucky stars for winning an Academy Award. And in many cases, the astrologically-charmed victors are born under the sign of Taurus—especially when it comes to making Oscar history as this list proves.
With a total of three Oscars, Daniel Day-Lewis has the most Best Actor wins—for 1989’s My Left Foot, 2007’s There Will Be Blood, and 2012’s Lincoln.
Katharine Hepburn (May 12) is the only person with four Best Actress Oscars—winning for Morning Glory in 1932-33, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? in 1967, The Lion In Winter in 1968, and for On Golden Pond in 1981.
Jack Nicholson (April 22) has a total of three Oscars, two for Best Actor with 1975’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and 1997’s As Good As It Gets plus another for Best Supporting Actor for 1983’s Terms of Endearment.
At age 76, Henry Fonda (May 16) was the oldest winner in the Best Actor category for his role in the 1981 film On Golden Pond. Fellow Taurus and co-lead Katharine Hepburn (May 12) was named Best Actress for the same film.
Jessica Lange (April 20) is among a handful of actresses to win two Oscars. She received one for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Tootsie in 1982 and for Best Actress for Blue Sky in 1994.
The 1950s were good to Anthony Quinn (April 21) who took home Oscar gold as Best Supporting Actor for Viva Zapata in 1952 and then again for Lust For Life in 1956.
The only tie for Best Actress was split between Taureans Katharine Hepburn (May 12) for The Lion in Winter and Barbra Streisand (April 24) for Funny Girl in 1969. Streisand had to again share her prize when she won in 1976 for co-writing the year’s Best Original Song Evergreen for A Star Is Born with Paul Williams.
It’s difficult to win one Oscar for Best Actor, but Gary Cooper (May 7) has two—for Sergeant York in 1941 and for High Noon in 1952.
Cate Blanchett (May 14) received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of four-time Oscar winner Katharine Hepburn (May 12) in 2004’s The Aviator. Perhaps she will follow in the footsteps of multi-winner Kate since there is talk Cate may receive a Best Actress nod for her role in Blue Jasmine this year.