Six Actors Nominated Twice for Playing the Same Part
The first instance was Bing Crosby’s portrait of Father Chuck O’Malley in the best picture-winning Going My Way in 1944, and a year later in The Bells of St. Mary’s. Both were lead actor nominations, and he won for the former in the films directed by Leo McCarey.
Newman received Best Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of “Fast” Eddie Felson in The Hustler, in 1961. Twenty-five years later, he played the part once again in Martin Scorsese’s 1986 sequel The Color of Money, for which he finally won.
In 1964, Peter O’Toole took on the role of King Henry II in Peter Granville’s Becket, opposite Richard Burton. He landed a best actor nomination for his efforts, and then again four years later when he revisited the character in The Lion in Winter, for which Katharine Hepburn won her third Best Actress Oscar nomination.
Al Pacino in The Godfather and The Godfather Part II
Al Pacino was nominated for best supporting actor in 1972 for his work as Michael Corleone in The Godfather, but shifted gears to a lead actor nomination two years later in The Godfather Part II.
Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I
The only woman on the list is two-time Oscar winner, Cate Blanchett, who picked up best actress nominations for both the critically acclaimed Elizabeth, playing Queen Elizabeth I, in 1998, and the critically reviled Elizabeth: The Golden Age, nine years later, in 2007.
Sylvester Stallone as Rocky
Stallone was nominated for Best Actor in Rocky (1976) and as Best Supporting Actor for Creed (2016)