Oscar Ranking: Winners All Time

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Information obtained ONLY from IMDB Has at least 2 Oscars

1. Walt Disney

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Flora Disney (née Call) and Elias Disney, a Canadian-born farmer and businessperson. He had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Walt moved with his parents to Kansas City at age seven, where he spent the majority of ...

22 Oscars + 37 nominations

2. Cedric Gibbons

Art_director | An American in Paris

After graduating from New York's Art Students League he worked for his architect father, then started film work at Edison Studios in 1915 assisting Hugo Ballin. In 1918 he moved to Goldwyn as art director and, in 1924, began his 32 year stint as supervising art director for some 1500 MGM films, ...

11 Oscars + 28 nominations

3. Alfred Newman

Composer | All About Eve

Alfred Newman was born on March 17, 1901 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He is known for his work on All About Eve (1950), Airport (1970) and How the West Was Won (1962). He was married to Martha Montgomery and Mary Lou Dix. He died on February 17, 1970 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

9 Oscars + 36 nominations

4. Edith Head

Costume_department | All About Eve

Edith Head was born on October 28, 1897 in San Bernardino, California, USA as Edith Claire Posener. She is known for her work on All About Eve (1950), Sabrina (1954) and Roman Holiday (1953). She was married to Wiard Ihnen and Charles Head. She died on October 24, 1981 in Los Angeles, California.

8 Oscars + 27 nominations

5. Edwin B. Willis

Set_decorator | An American in Paris

Long-time set decorator at M-G-M. He worked at no other film studio.

8 Oscars + 24 nominations

6. Alan Menken

Soundtrack | Beauty and the Beast

New York-songwriter and film composer, Alan Menken is best known for his unforgettable music for Disney movies like Calypso music of The Little Mermaid (1989), the tale as old as time of Beauty and the Beast (1991), the Arabian tale Aladdin (1992) or the beloved song Colors of the Wind from ...

Best Musician Alive [OSCAR] 8 Oscars + 8 nominations

7. Fred Quimby

Producer | The Cat Concerto

Mayor Diamond Joe Quimby on The Simpsons (1989) is named after him.

8 Oscars + 6 nominations 79 years

8. Douglas Shearer

Sound_department | The Wizard of Oz

Douglas Shearer came to MGM to visit his sister, Norma Shearer, and was hired as an assistant in the camera department. When MGM decided to make sound pictures, Douglas was appointed head of the sound department. In 1928, Douglas took the silent 'White Shadows in the South Seas' to a New Jersey ...

7 Oscars + 14 Nominations 71 years

9. Richard Day

Art_director | On the Waterfront

Richard Day's film career began in 1918 when director Erich von Stroheim hired him as a set decorator. His work so impressed von Stroheim that the director kept Day as a set decorator, then an art director, and costume designer on many of his productions. Day left von Stroheim and struck out on his...

7 Oscars + 13 Nominations 76 Years

10. Gary Rydstrom

Sound_department | Minority Report

Gary Rydstrom, Director of Creative Operations/Sound Designer and Mixer, joined Skywalker Sound in 1983 as an operator in the machine room. Since then, he has contributed his talents to many projects as a sound designer, re-recording mixer, effects mixer and foley mixer. In 1998, Rydstrom was ...

7 Oscars + 10 nominations June 29, 1959

11. Rick Baker

Make_up_department | Planet of the Apes

Rick Baker was born on December 8, 1950 in Binghamton, New York, USA as Richard Alan Baker. He is known for his work on Planet of the Apes (2001), Men in Black (1997) and The Wolfman (2010). He has been married to Silvia Abascal since November 8, 1987. They have two children. He was previously ...

Best Maker Up Alive [OSCAR] 7 Oscars + 5 nominations

12. Gordon Hollingshead

Producer | I Won't Play

Gordon Hollingshead was born on January 8, 1892 in Garfield, New Jersey, USA. He was a producer and assistant director, known for I Won't Play (1944), Star in the Night (1945) and A Boy and His Dog (1946). He was married to Axeliane Kristine Stoltenberg Bull Larsen. He died on July 8, 1952 in ...

6 Oscars + 16 nominations 60 years

13. Walter M. Scott

Set_decorator | Cleopatra

6 Oscars + 15 Nominations 82 years

14. Billy Wilder

Writer | The Apartment

Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929 and wrote scripts for many ...

6 Oscars + 15 nominations 95 years

15. Thomas Little

Set_decorator | Laura

6 Oscars + 15 nominations 98 years

16. Dennis Muren

Jurassic Park

Dennis Muren was born on November 1, 1946 in Glendale, California, USA as Dennis Elmer Muren. He is known for his work on Jurassic Park (1993), Innerspace (1987) and War of the Worlds (2005). He has been married to Zara Pinfold since July 29, 1981. They have two children.

Best Visual Effect Alive [OSCAR] 6 Oscars + 7 nominations

17. John Williams

Composer | Star Wars

As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar ...

5 Oscars + 44 nominations

18. Lyle R. Wheeler

Art_director | Gone with the Wind

He was known as the 'dean of Hollywood art directors'. Lyle Wheeler worked on more than 350 films, winning five Academy Awards ("Gone with the Wind", "Anna and the King of Siam"', The Robe (1953), The King and I (1956) and The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)) and was nominated for twenty-four others. ...

5 Oscars + 24 nominations 84 years

19. Francis Ford Coppola

Producer | Apocalypse Now

Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated ...

5 Oscars + 9 nominations Best Producer Alive [OSCAR]

20. Irene Sharaff

Costume_department | An American in Paris

Nominated for fifteen Academy Awards, charismatic costumer Irene Sharaff once declared "you can acquire chic and elegance, but style itself is a a rare thing" (NY Times, August 17, 1993). During her long and distinguished career, Sharaff became known as much for her meticulous attention to detail ...

5 Oscars + 11 nominations 83 years

21. Johnny Green

Music_department | West Side Story

Composer-pianist-arranger Johnny Green was born in Far Rockaway, New York. The son of musical parents, Green was accepted by Harvard at the age of 15, and entered the University in 1924. Between semesters, bandleader Guy Lombardo heard his Harvard Gold Coast Orchestra and hired him to create dance ...

5 Oscars + 9 Nominations 80 years

22. Edward Selzer

Self | The 30th Annual Academy Awards

There's some cosmic irony that a man like Edward Selzer would reign over Warner Brothers animation division during its heyday. When Warner Brothers bought the studio in 1944, Selzer was assigned as studio head, essentially replacing former owner Leon Schlesinger. Whereas Schlesinger was undeniably ...

5 Oscars + 7 Nominations 77 years

23. John Barry

Music_department | Dances with Wolves

John Barry was born in York, England in 1933, and was the youngest of three children. His father, Jack, owned several local cinemas and by the age of fourteen, Barry was capable of running the projection box on his own - in particular, The Rialto in York. As he was brought up in a cinematic ...

5 Oscars + 2 nominations 77 years

24. Fred Hynes

Sound_department | The Sound of Music

Was head of the Todd-AO sound department.

5 Oscars + 2 Nominations 83 years

25. Richard Taylor

Special_effects | King Kong

Richard Taylor is known for his work on King Kong (2005), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

5 Oscars + 1 nomination

26. Sammy Cahn

Soundtrack | Die Hard

Award-winning songwriter ("All the Way" [Academy Award, 1957], "Three Coins in the Fountain" [Academy Award, 1954], "Love and Marriage" [Emmy Award, 1955], "High Hopes" [Academy Award, 1959], "Call Me Irresponsible" [Academy Award, 1963]), composer, author and publisher, educated at Seward Park ...

4 Oscars + 22 Nominations 79 years

27. Sam Comer

Set_decorator | Sunset Blvd.

Sam Comer's name appears on a sign in the hotel lobby in The Well Groomed Bride (1946).

4 Oscars + 22 Nominations 81 years

28. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...

Best Writer Alive [OSCAR] 4 Oscars + 20 nominations

29. Dimitri Tiomkin

Music_department | High Noon

Dimitri Tiomkin was a Russian Jewish composer who emigrated to America and became one of the most distinguished and best-loved music writers of Hollywood. He won a hallowed place in the pantheon of the most successful and productive composers in American film history, earning himself four Oscars ...

4 Oscars + 18 nominations 85 years

30. Johnny Mercer

Soundtrack | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Johnny Mercer started his career as singer and songwriter for Paul Whiteman. He started writing songs for Hollywood in 1935, where he also had a few small parts in musicals. Among his famous songs is the inoffical anthem of Hollywood, "Hooray For Hollywood" that he wrote for the movie "Hollywood ...

4 Oscars + 15 Nominations 66 years

31. Henry Mancini

Soundtrack | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, but brought up in Pennsylvania, where he played the flute in a local band, as a youth, before sending some arrangements to Benny Goodman. Goodman offered him a job and, after serving in WWII, he joined the rearranged Glenn Miller band. In 1952, he was given a two-week ...

4 Oscars + 14 nominations 70 years

32. Leon Shamroy

Cinematographer | Cleopatra

Leon Shamroy, born Leon Shamroyevsky, was an American film cinematographer. He is best known for The Black Swan (1942),Wilson (1944), Leave Her to Heaven (1945), David and Bathsheba (1951), The Robe (1953), Cleopatra (1963), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) and Planet of the Apes (1968).

He and ...

4 Oscars + 14 nominations 72 years

33. Jimmy Van Heusen

Soundtrack | Going My Way

Jimmy Van Heusen was inarguably one of the most accomplished songwriters in history. Claiming four "Oscars" and one Emmy award among his credits he also wrote more songs (85) recorded by Frank Sinatra, his long time friend, than any other composer. He also composed the songs for another good friend...

4 Oscars + 10 Nominations 77 years

34. Christopher Boyes

Sound_department | Avatar

Christopher Boyes is known for his work on Avatar (2009), King Kong (2005) and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).

4 Oscars + 10 Nominations No information about his age conferir

35. Joel Coen

Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), Fargo (1996) and A Serious Man (2009). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child.

4 Oscars + 9 nominations November 29, 1954

36. Ethan Coen

Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Ethan Coen was born on September 21, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Ethan Jesse Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), A Serious Man (2009) and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). He has been married to Tricia Cooke since October 2, 1990. They have two ...

4 Oscars + 9 nominations September 21, 1957

37. André Previn

Music_department | My Fair Lady

German-American pianist, composer, arranger and conductor André George Previn (born Andreas Ludwig Priwin, in Berlin) was for eight decades a hugely influential and prolific figure in jazz, as well as classical and film music. Being Jewish, Previn's family was forced to leave Hitler's Germany in ...

4 Oscars + 9 Nominations 04 June 1929

38. George James Hopkins

Set_decorator | My Fair Lady

George James Hopkins was born on March 23, 1896 in Pasadena, California, USA. He was a set decorator and costume designer, known for My Fair Lady (1964), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). He died on February 11, 1985 in Los Angeles, California.

4 Oscars + 9 nominations 88 years

39. Katharine Hepburn

Actress | The Lion in Winter

Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was ...

4 Oscars + 8 nominations 96 years

40. Clint Eastwood

Actor | Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music...

4 Oscars + 7 nominations May 31, 1930

41. Stan Winston

Special_effects | Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Stan Winston was born on April 7, 1946 in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He is known for his work on Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Jurassic Park (1993) and Aliens (1986). He was married to Karen Winston. He died on June 15, 2008 in Malibu, California, USA.

4 Oscars + 6 nominations 62 years

42. Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Writer | All About Eve

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on February 11, 1909, Joseph Leo Mankiewicz first worked for the movies as a translator of intertitles, employed by Paramount in Berlin, the UFA's American distributor at the time (1928). He became a dialoguist, then a screenwriter on numerous Paramount ...

4 Oscars + 6 nominations

43. Fred Zinnemann

Director | A Man for All Seasons

Initially grew up wanting to be a violinist, but while at the University of Vienna decided to study law. While doing so, he became increasingly interested in American film and decided that was what he wanted to do. He became involved in European filmaking for a short time before going to America to...

4 Oscars + 6 nominations 89 years

44. Joseph Ruttenberg

Cinematographer | Gigi

Four-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Joseph Ruttenberg was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1893, at the age of four, his family moved to the United States, eventually settling in Boston. After schooling, he got his first job in 1907 working as a newsboy and personal runner for William ...

4 Oscars + 6 nominations 93 years

45. Gary Summers

Sound_department | Avatar

Gary Summers has worked as a Motion Picture Re-recording Mixer for the past thirty-three years. His career in sound began in 1979 when he was employed by Lucas Film Ltd. as a sound recordist to work on "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back". His abilities as a Re-recording Mixer were first used in ...

4 Oscars + 6 Nominations conferir No information about his age

46. Joe Letteri

Visual_effects | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Joe Letteri was born in 1957 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) and King Kong (2005).

4 Oscars + 5 nomination 1957

47. Milena Canonero

Costume_designer | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Milena Canonero grew up in Genoa. She studied design and costume in Genoa before moving to England to finish her studies. Milena's film career started with Stanley Kubrick, designing the costumes for three of his films: Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), winning her first of her four ...

4 Oscars + 5 nominations January 1, 1946 Best Costume Designer Alive[OSCAR]

48. Scott Millan

Sound_department | The Bourne Ultimatum

Scott Millan Scott is a four-time Oscar® winning Re-recording mixer and has served as the Sound Director for Technicolor at Paramount. In this capacity he has overseen creative development of the company's recent venture into theatrical sound services and earned his ninth Academy Award nomination ...

4 Oscars + 5 Nominations conferir No information about his age

49. F. Keogh Gleason

Art_department | An American in Paris

Was a set decorator for 40 years at M-G-M Film Studios in Culver City, California.

4 Oscars + 3 Nominations 76 years

50. Bob Beemer

Sound_department | Gladiator

Bob Beemer was born on February 8, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Gladiator (2000), Speed (1994) and Dreamgirls (2006).

4 Oscars + 3 Nominations February 08, 1955

51. Ken Ralston

Visual_effects | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Ken Ralston was born in 1954 in the USA. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Contact (1997) and Forrest Gump (1994).

4 Oscars + 3 nominations January 1, 1954

52. Robert Wise

Director | West Side Story

Robert Earl Wise was born on September 10, 1914 in Winchester, Indiana, the youngest of three sons of Olive R. (Longenecker) and Earl Waldo Wise, a meat packer. His parents were both of Pennsylvania Dutch (German) descent. At age nineteen, the avid moviegoer came into the film business through an ...

4 Oscars + 3 nominations 91 years

53. Catherine Martin

Producer | Moulin Rouge!

Catherine Martin was born on January 26, 1965 in Lindfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is a producer and costume designer, known for Moulin Rouge! (2001), The Great Gatsby (2013) and Australia (2008). She has been married to Baz Luhrmann since January 26, 1997. They have two children.

4 Oscars + 2 nominations January 26, 1965

54. Nick Park

Writer | The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Nick Park was born on December 6, 1958 in Preston, Lancashire, England as Nicholas Wulstan Park. He is a writer and producer, known for Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Chicken Run (2000) and A Grand Day Out (1989).

4 Oscars + 2 nominations February 06, 1958

55. John Ford

Director | The Quiet Man

John Ford came to Hollywood following one of his brothers, an actor. Asked what brought him to Hollywood, he replied "The train". He became one of the most respected directors in the business, in spite of being known for his westerns, which were not considered "serious" film. He won six Oscars, ...

4 Oscars + 2 nominations 79 years

56. John Box

Production_designer | Lawrence of Arabia

John Box was born on January 27, 1920 in Hampstead, London, England as John Allan Hyatt Box. He is known for his work on Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Oliver! (1968). He was married to Doris Lee and Barbara Courtenay. He died on March 7, 2005 in Leatherhead, Surrey, England.

4 Oscars + 2 Nominations 85 years

57. Mark Berger

Sound_department | The English Patient

Mark Berger was born on May 14, 1943 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is known for his work on The English Patient (1996), Apocalypse Now (1979) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).

4 Oscars May 14, 1943

58. Max Steiner

Composer | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Austrian composer Max Steiner achieved legendary status as the creator of hundreds of classic American film scores. He was born Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner in Vienna, Austria, the son of Marie Mizzi (Hasiba) and Gabor Steiner, an impresario, and the grandson of actor and theater director and ...

3 Oscars + 21 nominations 83 years

59. Hans Dreier

Art_director | Sunset Blvd.

The extraordinarily prolific and eclectic art director Hans Dreier studied at Munich University where he majored in engineering and architecture. Following military service during the First World War, he spent time working as a supervising architect in the Cameroons and South Africa. Between 1919 ...

3 Oscars + 20 Nominations 81 years

60. Meryl Streep

Actress | The Devil Wears Prada

Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William ...

Best Actress Alive [OSCAR] 3 Oscars + 16 nominations June 22, 1949

61. Ray Heindorf

Music_department | Yankee Doodle Dandy

Raymond John Heindorf was born August 25, 1908. in Haverstraw, New York. He grew up in Mechanicville, New York, where he moved to when he was about 10 years old. In 1926 he graduated from Mechanicville High School. He was interested in cars and machinery; he loved to play pool with his father, the ...

3 Oscars + 15 nominations 71 years

62. Morris Stoloff

Music_department | From Here to Eternity

Morris Stoloff was born on August 1, 1898 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on From Here to Eternity (1953), Gilda (1946) and His Girl Friday (1940). He died on April 16, 1980 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

3 Oscars + 15 nominations 81 years

63. Thomas T. Moulton

Gone with the Wind

Oscar nominated for sound recording and/or visual effects for two Oscar Best picture winners Gone with the Wind (1939) and All About Eve (1950), and seven Best Picture nominees Dodsworth (1936), Our Town (1940), The Long Voyage Home (1940), Foreign Correspondent (1940), The Pride of the Yankees (...

3 Oscars + 14 nominations 71 years

64. Miklós Rózsa

Composer | Ben-Hur

A child prodigy, Miklos Rózsa learned to play the violin at the age of five and read music before he was able to read words. In 1926, he began studying at the Leipzig Conservatory where he was considered a brilliant student. He obtained his doctorate in music in 1930. Moving to Paris the following ...

3 Oscars + 14 nominations 88 years

65. John P. Livadary

Sound_department | Pal Joey

Earned his M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, in 1923.

3 Oscars + 14 Nominations 90 Years

66. Alan Bergman

Soundtrack | The Way We Were

Prolific songwriter ("Nice 'n' Easy", "Yellow Bird"), composer and author, educated at UCLA and the University of Northern Carolina (BA). During WW II, he wrote and directed Special Services shows, then directed TV shows for CBS in Philadelphia, PA from 1945-1953. He joined ASCAP in 1955 and wrote ...

3 Oscars + 13 Nominations September 11, 1925

67. Marilyn Bergman

Music_department | In the Heat of the Night

Prolific songwriter ("Nice 'n' Easy", "Yellow Bird"), composer and author, she has written several theme songs for television and songs for revues, night clubs, and films. Joining ASCAP in 1953, her chief musical collaborators include her husband Alan Bergman, Lew Spence, Norman Luboff, Paul Weston...

3 Oscars + 13 Nominations November 10, 1929

68. Gordon Sawyer

Sound_department | The Alamo

For over 50 years, Gordon E. Sawyer served as the Sound Director for Samuel Goldwyn Studios, and later for M.G.M. He was honored with three Oscars for his work on The Bishop's Wife (1947), The Alamo (1960), and West Side Story (1961), and received twelve additional Oscar nominations over the course...

3 Oscars + 13 Nominations 74 years

69. Paul Francis Webster

Soundtrack | Calamity Jane

Paul Francis Webster was born on December 20, 1907 in New York City, New York, USA. He died on March 22, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

3 Oscars + 13 Nominations 76 years

70. Robert Surtees

Cinematographer | Ben-Hur

Robert L. Surtees began his working life as a portrait photographer and retoucher, before becoming camera assistant at Universal in 1927. He spent a lengthy apprenticeship (15 years) working under such experienced cinematographers as Hal Mohr, Joseph Ruttenberg and Gregg Toland. Between 1929 and ...

3 Oscars + 13 Nominations 78 years

71. Charles Le Maire

Costume_department | All About Eve

Charles Le Maire was born on April 22, 1895 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Charles Antoine Lemaire. He is known for his work on All About Eve (1950), An Affair to Remember (1957) and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). He was married to Beatrice Goetz and Sandra Hahle. He died on June 8, 1985 in Palm ...

3 Oscars + 13 nominations 88 years

72. Steven Spielberg

Producer | Schindler's List

One of the most influential personalities in the history of cinema, Steven Spielberg is Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. He has an extraordinary number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed credits to his name, either as a director, ...

3 Oscars + 12 nominations

73. Robert Surtees

Cinematographer | Ben-Hur

Robert L. Surtees began his working life as a portrait photographer and retoucher, before becoming camera assistant at Universal in 1927. He spent a lengthy apprenticeship (15 years) working under such experienced cinematographers as Hal Mohr, Joseph Ruttenberg and Gregg Toland. Between 1929 and ...

3 Oscars + 12 nominations 78 years

74. Stephen Bosustow

Producer | Gerald McBoing-Boing

Stephen Bosustow was born on November 6, 1911 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada as Stephen Reginald Bosustow. He was a writer and producer, known for Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950), When Magoo Flew (1954) and Magoo's Puddle Jumper (1956). He died on July 4, 1981.

3 Oscars + 11 nominations 69 years

75. William Wyler

Director | The Best Years of Our Lives

William Wyler was an American filmmaker who, at the time of his death in 1981, was considered by his peers as second only to John Ford as a master craftsman of cinema. The winner of three Best Director Academy Awards, second again only to Ford's four, Wyler's reputation has unfairly suffered as the...

3 Oscars + 11 nominations 79 years

76. Alexander Golitzen

Production_designer | Spartacus

Alexander Golitzen was a legendary art director, a field in which most worker's names remain relatively unknown. His prolific work in hundreds of films, predominantly at Universal, made his name familiar to many film-goers, at least among those who read credits. Possibly only Cedric Gibbons, at MGM...

3 Oscars + 11 Nominations 97 years

77. Michel Legrand

Composer | The Thomas Crown Affair

Michel Legrand is a three-time Academy Award-winning French composer, conductor and pianist who composed over 200 film and television scores as well as recorded over a hundred albums of jazz, popular and classical music.

He was born on February 24, 1932, in Becon-les-Bruyeres, in the Paris suburbs, ...

3 Oscars + 10 Nominations February 24, 1932

78. Paul S. Fox

Set_decorator | Cleopatra

3 Oscars + 10 nomination 73 years

79. Jack Nicholson

Actor | Chinatown

Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through the...

Best Actor Alive [OSCAR] 3 Oscars + 9 nomination April 22, 1937

80. Marvin Hamlisch

Soundtrack | The Spy Who Loved Me

Musical talent ran in Marvin Hamlisch's family - his father was an accordionist, and at seven Hamlisch was the youngest student ever accepted by Manhattan's Julliard School of Music. Hamlich furthered his education by taking night classes at Queens College and working during the day as a rehearsal ...

3 Oscars + 9 Nominations 68 years

81. Ned Washington

Soundtrack | High Noon

Prolific American lyricist and songwriter, one of the giants of Tin Pan Alley. He contributed numerous popular standards to jazz and to the big band scene. His catalogue includes such titles as "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" (theme song for bandleader Tommy Dorsey), the ballad "I Don't Stand a ...

3 Oscars + 9 nominations 75 years

82. A. Arnold Gillespie

Special_effects | Forbidden Planet

A. Arnold Gillespie was born on October 14, 1899 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Albert Arnold Gillespie. He is known for his work on Forbidden Planet (1956), The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Ben-Hur (1959). He was married to Dora Ingram and Nell Hill. He died on May 3, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

3 Oscars + 9 Nominations 78 years

83. Dorothy Jeakins

Costume_designer | The Sound of Music

Distinguished American costume designer, who worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including John Huston, William Wyler, Cecil B. DeMille and Robert Wise. Abandoned by her parents at an early age, Dorothy Jeakins was educated at schools in San Diego and Los Angeles. Early in her ...

3 Oscars + 9 nominations 81 years

84. Ray Moyer

Set_decorator | Sunset Blvd.

Paul Raymond Moyer was born in Santa Barbara, California, son of John Linnington Moyer and Eva Bither. He married Catherine Foote in 1917 and had two daughters, Paula Barbara Moyer and Nancy Carol Moyer. He worked for many years at Paramount Studios, but in his later years worked with John Wayne at...

3 Oscars + 9 Nominations 87 years

85. Michael Minkler

Sound_department | Dreamgirls

Michael Minkler was born on May 14, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Dreamgirls (2006), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Chicago (2002).

3 Oscars + 8 nominations May 15, 1952

86. Colleen Atwood

Costume_designer | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Colleen Atwood was born on September 25, 1948 in Yakima, Washington, USA. She is known for her work on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Chicago (2002) and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).

3 Oscars + 8 nominations September 25, 1948

87. Oliver Stone

Producer | JFK

Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success.

William Oliver Stone was ...

3 Oscars + 8 nominations September 15, 1946

88. John DeCuir

Production_designer | Cleopatra

John DeCuir was born on June 4, 1918 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an art director and production designer, known for Cleopatra (1963), Hello, Dolly! (1969) and The King and I (1956). He died on October 29, 1991 in Santa Monica, California.

3 Oscars + 8 Nominations 73 years

89. Paul Groesse

Art_director | In the Heat of the Night

Worked under contract at MGM from 1937 (initially as associate or unit art director) to 1959.

3 Oscars + 8 Nominations 81 years

90. Harry Warren

Soundtrack | The Shape of Water

Harry Warren was born on December 24, 1893 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA as Salvatore Anthony Guaragna. He was married to Josephine Wensler. He died on September 22, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

3 Oscars + 8 Nominations 87 years

91. Ray Moyer

Set_decorator | Sunset Blvd.

Paul Raymond Moyer was born in Santa Barbara, California, son of John Linnington Moyer and Eva Bither. He married Catherine Foote in 1917 and had two daughters, Paula Barbara Moyer and Nancy Carol Moyer. He worked for many years at Paramount Studios, but in his later years worked with John Wayne at...

3 Oscars + 8 nominations 87 years

92. Sandy Powell

Costume_designer | The Favourite

Sandy Powell was born on April 7, 1960 in London, England. She is known for her work on The Favourite (2018), The Young Victoria (2009) and Shakespeare in Love (1998).

3 Oscars + 7 nominations April 07, 1960

93. Dante Ferretti

Production_designer | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Dante Ferretti was born on February 26, 1943 in Macerata, Marche, Italy. He is known for his work on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Shutter Island (2010) and The Age of Innocence (1993).

3 Oscars + 7 Nominations February 26, 1943

94. Stuart Craig

Production_designer | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Stuart Craig was born on April 14, 1942 in Norwich, Norfolk, England as Norman Stuart Craig. He is known for his work on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), The English Patient (1996) and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). He has been married to Patricia Stangroom since ...

3 Oscars + 7 Nominations April 14, 1942

95. Conrad L. Hall

Cinematographer | Road to Perdition

Born in Tahiti, the son of writer James Norman Hall, author of "Mutiny on the Bounty," Conrad Hall studied filmmaking at USC. He and two classmates formed a production company and sold a project to a local television station. Hall's company branched out into making industrial films and TV ...

3 Oscars + 7 nominations 76 years

96. Robert Knudson

Sound_department | Cabaret

Robert Knudson was born on September 29, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Irving Knudson. He is known for his work on Cabaret (1972), Empire of the Sun (1987) and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). He was married to Jean Knudson. He died on January 21, 2006 in Columbia, South Carolina...

3 Oscars + 7 Nominations 80 years

97. Edward C. Carfagno

Art_director | Ben-Hur

The distinguished art director and production designer Edward Carfagno had a long career under contract to MGM (1943-1970). During that time, he worked on some of the studio's most prestigious films and established a reputation for creating an authentic and accurate period feel. He frequently ...

3 Oscars + 7 Nominations 89 years

98. Peter Jackson

Producer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies,...

3 Oscars + 6 nominations October 31, 1961

99. Greg Cannom

Make_up_department | Vice

Greg Cannom was born in 1951 in the USA. He is known for his work on Vice (2018), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992).

3 Oscars + 6 Nominations 1951

100. Richard Hymns

Sound_department | The Post

Richard Hymns has journeyed from film studio tea-boy to Academy Award-winning Supervising Sound Editor. He got his start as a 16-year-old at Elstree Studios in London running tea service to film editing crew members on their breaks, becoming an apprentice editor soon after.

He rose through the ranks...

3 Oscars + 6 Nominations July 18, 1947

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