If we used Academy Award wins and nominations to determine the greatest living actors, here is how they would all stack up.

 

 

*2 points for every win and 1 point for every nomination

 

 

 

Meryl Streep

 

21 Points

 

 

 

Jack Nicholson

 

15 Points

 

 

 Three Way Tie with 9

 

Al Pacino

 

 

Dustin Hoffman

 

 

Jane Fonda

 

 

7 Way Tie with 8

 

 

Judi Dench

 

 

 Robert De Niro

 

 Maggie Smith

 

 

Michael Caine

 

 

Jessica Lange

 

 

Daniel Day Lewis

 

 

 

 Denzel Washington

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Cate Blanchett

 7

 

Tom Hanks

 

7

 

 

Kate Winslet

7

 

 

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Amy Adams

5

 

 

Jennifer Lawrence

 

5

 

 

 

Leonardo Dicaprio

 

4

 

 

 Christophe Waltz

4

 

The list is exceptional but features a few surprising names.  The King and Queen are clearly Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson. Oddly enough there are rumors that the two of them spent a torrid afternoon in a film trailer according to the reputable Vanity Fair. Who do you think has gotten too much-or too little-love?  Let us know in the comments section.

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