1 Oscar Actors: Best Actors Nominated (or Winning) for Playing the Same Role in Different Movies

Multiple Character Nominations (appended)

Actors Nominated (or Winning) for Playing the Same Role in Different Movies

Nominations Character

3 actors nominated for the same part

A Star Is Born

Fredric March, James Mason, Bradley Cooper, Norman/Jackson Maine in A Star Is Born (1937), A Star Is Born (1954) & A Star is Born (2018)


Cyrano de Bergerac

José Ferrer (winner) and Gérard Depardieu as Cyrano de Bergerac in Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) & Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

Van Gogh

Kirk Douglas and Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh in Lust for Life (1956) & At Eternity’s Gate (2018)


Anthony Hopkins and Frank Langella as Richard Nixon in Nixon (1995) & Frost/Nixon (2008)

Henry V

Laurence Olivier and Kenneth Branagh as Henry V in Henry V (1944) & Henry V (1989)

Abraham Lincoln

Raymond Massey and Daniel Day-Lewis (winner) as Abraham Lincoln in Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) & Lincoln (2012)

Color of Money

Paul Newman as Eddie Felson in The Hustler (1961) & The Color of Money (1986) (winner)

Henry VIII

Charles Laughton (winner) and Richard Burton as Henry VIII in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) & Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

Henry II

Peter O’Toole as Henry II in Becket (1964) and The Lion in Winter (1968)

Bing Crosby as Chuck O’Malley in Going My Way (1944) (winner) & The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)

Henry Higgins

Leslie Howard and Rex Harrison (winner) as Henry Higgins in Pygmalion (1938) & My Fair Lady (1964)

True Grit

John Wayne (winner) and Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn in True Grit (1969) & True Grit (2010)

Joe Pendleton

Robert Montgomery and Warren Beatty as Joe Pendleton in Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) & Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Robert Donat (winner) and Peter O’Toole as Arthur Chipping in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) & Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)