The Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, the Emmy Awards ceremony, the SAG Awards, the BAFTA’s, and more honor the work of screen actors and actresses. But like most things, not all talent is created equal, and there are some stars more decorated with major awards than others.
From four-time Academy Award-winning actress Katharine Hepburn to 140-time award-winning actress Viola Davis, here are some of the most decorated celebrities in Hollywood as well as their net worths!
Tom Hanks – $350 Million
Considering Tom Hanks has some of the biggest blockbusters under his belt, including the entire Toy Story franchise, it’s surprising that his net worth isn’t higher than $350 million. Even so, those animated films are just a small portion of Hanks’s impressive resume, with performances that have honored him with 50 prestigious accolades as of 2021.
Some of the major awards Hanks has won during his career include two Academy Awards for Best Actor, seven Primetime Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes plus the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Hey, he’s not considered one of the best actors of a generation for nothing!
Robert Duvall – $70 Million
From M*A*S*H to The Godfather, actor Robert Duvall has been part of some pretty big-named productions throughout his six decades-long acting career, helping him accrue a net worth of around $70 million. Money aside, his work has been wildly praised, making him one of the most decorated actors in Hollywood with nine television and film awards under his belt.
Some of his more prestigious awards include an Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA for Best Film Actor in a Supporting Role, four Golden Globes, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. And those are just the “big ones.”
Julie Andrews – $30 Million
For over seven decades, Julie Andrews has graced both the screen and the stage with her undeniable talent. Accruing a net worth of around $30 million since the start of her career, Andrews has been honored with fame, notoriety, and more than one prestigious award during her time in Hollywood.
Throughout her career, Andrews has received 67 awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA Award, six Golden Globes, two Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and even a Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, making her one of the most decorated celebrities in Hollywood.
Meryl Streep – $160 Million
It’s no secret that Meryl Streep is one of the most decorated actors in Hollywood. With 177 award wins and 407 nominations, she’s always an awards season favorite. She’s even surpassed Katharine Hepburn in terms of Academy nominations, beating out Hepburn’s 12 with 21, winning three.
Streep has won more than just three Oscars, though. Her accolades also include honors such as two BAFTA Awards, nine Golden Globes, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. If these awards say anything, its movies will pay big dollars for Streep to appear. Celebrity Net Worth says, on one film, she’s made as much as $20 million.
Renee Zellweger – $90 Million
It’s no wonder actress Renee Zellweger’s net worth is so high, at around $90 million, considering she’s wowed viewers over the years with her roles in Bridget Jones’s Diary, Cold Mountain, Chicago, and even Nurse Betty — all very different roles that could only be mastered by a truly versatile actress.
Zellweger’s versatility and talent are exactly what’s earned her 67 awards since the start of her career, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, an Academy Award for Best Actress, four Golden Globes, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two BAFTA Awards, to name a few.
Viola Davis – $25 million
Viola Davis is a force on the screen and stage, something that’s evident in her “Triple Crown” of awards (Tony, Oscar, and a Primetime Emmy). Starting off in Hollywood in the late 1990s, Davis quickly made a name for herself as one of the best in the business.
As of 2021, Davis has won 140 awards, including ten of the “big ones” — an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a Primetime Emmy Award, and five Screen Actors Guild Awards. As of 2021, Davis’s net worth is around $25 million.
Art Carney – $16 million
Best known for his role as Ed Norton on The Honeymooners, Art Carney was the recipient of some prestigious awards during his time in Hollywood, all of which helped him garner a solid net worth of $16 million. But even though he was best known for a sitcom, that didn’t stop Carney from venturing into film.
There, Carney found a lot of success, taking home an Academy Award for Best Actor as well as a Golden Globe for Best Actor. But his talents truly lied in television, where he was honored with a legendary six Primetime Emmy Awards for The Honeymooners.
Nicole Kidman – $250 Million
Since the 1990s, Nicole Kidman has been a steady presence in Hollywood, working on multiple big projects that honored her with numerous awards and a net worth that would make most people jealous, a solid $250 million as of 2021. While Kidman has 107 awards under her belt, only ten are from one of the big ceremonies.
Kidman has been honored with an Academy Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA Award, five Golden Globe Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award thus far in her career. Here’s to hoping she has a room dedicated to trophies.
Angela Lansbury – $70 Million
Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote, Sibyl Vane in The Picture of Dorian Gray, Nancy Oliver in Gaslight, and many more projects have earned actress Angela Lansbury numerous awards. One of the most decorated actresses in Hollywood, as of 2021, Lansbury has been the recipient of nine awards.
These include an Academy Honorary Award, a Screen Actors Guilds Lifetime Achievement Award, and a Britannia Award for Lifetime Achievement in Television and Film. As one of the last stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood, Lansbury has had a long and storied career, one that has allowed her to accrue a net worth of around $70 million.
Jodie Foster – $100 Million
Jodie Foster has been on television and in films since 1968, with her first performance in the sitcom Mayberry R.F.D. From there, Foster became a force in Hollywood, gaining critical acclaim after her first adult role. She’s won 76 awards out of a solid 199 nominations.
Some of those major award wins include two Academy Awards for Best Actress, two Golden Globes, a Screen Actors Guild Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and three BAFTA Awards. As of 2021, Foster has a net worth of $100 million, something she has to thank her salary per film for. She earned $15 million for The Brave One, for example.
Ingrid Bergman – $20 Million
For over five decades, Ingrid Bergman graced the silver screen, becoming a legendary cinematic icon in the process. While she isn’t nearly as decorated as some modern-day actors and actresses, Bergman still held her own when it came to major awards.
During her career, the actress was honored with seven Academy Award nominations for Best Actress, winning three, including one for Best Supporting Actress. She also went on to win two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Tony. At the time of her death in 1982, Bergman was worth around $20 million.
Katharine Hepburn – $30 Million
For more than 60 years, Katharine Hepburn graced the silver screen, portraying strong and independent women. Her talent didn’t go unnoticed, as she went on to win four Academy Awards for Best Actress, a Hollywood record that she still holds as of 2021.
While that is a feat in and of itself, and Hepburn probably could have hung up the towel after her second Academy win, she didn’t. The actress went on to win two BAFTA Awards, an Emmy, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild, among others. At the time of her death, Hepburn had a net worth of around $30 million.
Barbra Streisand – $400 Million
Two-time Academy Award winner Barbra Streisand might be known for her powerhouse vocals, but if her accolades prove anything, it’s she’s not only a force while singing but when performing on screen. Not including the ten Grammy Awards under her belt, Streisand has received 11 awards for her acting.
Those 11 include two Academy Awards, one for Best Actress in Funny Girl and one for Best Original Song, “Evergreen” in A Star is Born. She also has won nine Golden Globes and five Emmy Awards. As of 2018, the actress’s various projects have made her a very rich lady, with a net worth of $400 million.
Sophia Loren – $75 Million
In 1960, actress Sophia Loren made history, becoming the first person to win an Academy Award for a foreign-language performance. But that was far from Loren’s only accolade. The actress is very well-decorated, having won eight various awards for her performance in Two Women.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! During her career, Loren was honored with five special Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA, and the Best Actress awards at the Cannes Film Festival. The Golden Age actress has quite the net worth too, having accrued a solid $75 million during her career.
Elizabeth Taylor – $600 Million
During her time as an actress, Elizabeth Taylor was one of Hollywood’s most popular stars. A screen legend, Taylor had a wildly successful career throughout the 1950s and ’60s, where she went on to secure some of the industry’s top awards and honors.
Taylor’s more notable awards include three Academy Awards, two for Best Actress, and the third being a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. She also walked away with two BAFTA Awards and four Golden Globes. According to Bloomberg Business, while she was still acting, Taylor made $1 million per film, a startling difference from her net worth of $600 million.
Christoph Waltz – $30 Million
Actor Christoph Waltz has been awarded many accolades throughout his career. But the most impressive feat might arguably be his two Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor, both of which ended with a win for Waltz. With two Oscars under his belt, Waltz could walk away from Hollywood a happy camper!
That’s not even including his numerous other awards, including two BAFTA Awards, a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor, and two Golden Globes Awards for Best Supporting Actor.
Frances McDormand – $30 Million
Actress Frances McDormand is considered one of the greatest performers of her generation and most certainly one of the most acclaimed. As a winner of the notorious “Triple Crown of Acting,” McDormand has landed in the winners’ circle at award ceremonies more than a few times during her career.
Winning 123 awards from 245 nominations, some of the actress’s major awards include two Oscars, a BAFTA Award, two Golden Globes, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony. According to Celebrity Net Worth, as of 2021, McDormand’s net worth is $30 million and growing.
Gene Hackman – $80 Million
Gene Hackman was a staple in Hollywood for over 60 years. In that time, he appeared in some legendary films, including Bonnie & Clyde, Unforgiven, and The French Connection, to name a few. By the time he retired from acting in 2003, Hackman had secured many accolades for his roles.
Some of his more prestigious awards included two Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, four Golden Globes, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three National Board of Review Awards. By the end of his career, Hackman was earning around $6 million per film, a sum that definitely helped him accrue a net worth of $80 million.
Michael Caine – $75 Million
Ranked as the 20th highest-grossing box office star, it’s no wonder Michael Caine has been able to accrue a net worth of $75 million. Not to mention the 22 accolades he’s been awarded throughout his acting career in Hollywood. Nominated for six Academy Awards, Caine has walked away with two for Best Supporting Actor.
Aside from his big Academy Award wins, Caine has been honored with three Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Not too bad for a man who moved his fellow actors to tears during his Academy Award acceptance speech for his supporting role in The Cider House Rules.
Sally Field – $55 Million
Actress Sally Field has come a long way from being a child star in the television series Gidget. Now, she is one of the most decorated stars in Hollywood, with more than a few of the “major awards” to her name. In 1980 and 1985, Field won the Academy Award for Best Actress in Norma Rae and Places in the Heart, respectively.
She also has two Golden Globe Awards, three Primetime Emmys, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, not to mention the other “low tier” awards she’s been honored with throughout her career. Field’s long career has earned her a net worth of $55 million.
Kelsey Grammer – $62 Million
Kelsey Grammer is arguably best known for his portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the popular sitcom Frasier. The character won him numerous awards throughout his career and brought his net worth up to a staggering $62 million, even if that number is in part thanks to other projects.
Throughout his career, Grammer has been honored with 26 awards and 102 award nominations. His wins include three Golden Globe Awards, five Primetime Emmy Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and even a Tony Award for producing The Color Purple.
Daniel Day-Lewis – $60 Million
Retired actor Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the winningest actors in Hollywood, with 139 awards to his name. His most decorated performance being for the film There Will Be Blood; he walked away with 43 awards out of 50 nominations. One of which was an Academy Award for Best Actor.
And that was only one out of three Oscars! Some of his other accolades include four BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globes, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. By the end of his career, Day-Lewis was getting paid between $6-8 million per film. A sum that definitely helped with his total net worth of $60 million.
Bette Davis – $2 Million
Bette Davis had a career in Hollywood spanning over a solid 50 years. Known for portraying sardonic characters, Davis wowed viewers each time she was on screen, something that didn’t go unnoticed by award committees. Interestingly, Davis isn’t remembered as one of the most decorated actors in Hollywood, but one that had a few Academy milestones.
Eventually winning two Oscars for Best Actress, Davis is remembered for being the first actor to earn five back-to-back Academy Award nominations. She then went on to become the first actor to be honored with ten nominations. Both of her Oscars now sit in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Jack Nicholson – $400 Million
For over 60 years, Jack Nicholson has played the “eternal outsider” and won numerous awards for his efforts. During his career, Nicholson has been the honored recipient of 40 award nominations, winning 14 of them, including two Academy Awards for Best Actor and one Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
But the $400 million-actor has more to his name than three Oscars. Nicholson’s also won three BAFTA Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, and even a Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children. He’s a man of many talents.
Cate Blanchett – $95 Million
Known for her versatile acting style, Cate Blanchett is widely considered one of the greatest actors of her generation. So, it might not come as a surprise that she also has numerous accolades to her name, an astounding 162, to be exact.
Some of Blanchett’s more “major” wins include two Academy Awards, one for Best Actress and the other for Best Supporting Actress, three BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globes, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. As of 2021, the actress has a solid net worth of $95 million.
Jane Fonda – $200 Million
For over six decades, jane Fonda has been on screen for numerous reasons, from film to VHS workout videos. She has accrued some major awards in that time, including two of the biggest awards in Hollywood — two Academy Awards for Best Actress.
Aside from her Oscar wins though, Fonda’s been honored with a total of 12 other awards, including two BAFTA Awards, a Primetime Emmy, seven Golden Globes, and she was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2021. Fonda has made quite a lot of money with her celebrity status, a solid net worth of $200 million.
Jessica Lange – $15 Million
Over her career, actress Jessica Lange hit a lot of milestones, including becoming one of only a handful of performers to achieve the prestigious “Triple Crown of Acting.” The Triple Crown includes winning an Academy Award, Emmy Award, and a Tony for outstanding on-stage performance.
But those awards only account for three out of 52 of her total wins, which include three Emmy Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and two Academy Awards, to name a few. Most recently, Lange traded in film for television, being one of the faces of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story anthology, an appearance that helps her maintain a net worth of $15 million.
Bryan Cranston – $40 Million
Bryan Cranston is arguably best known for his role of Walter White in Breaking Bad, a character that wound up securing him a whole lot of awards. Thus far in his career, Cranston has won 24 awards out of 72 nominations, with a majority being for the aforementioned series.
As of 2021, Cranston has won six Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, and even two Tony Awards. Working on television, Cranston’s said to make around $225,000 per episode, helping him rally up his net worth to $40 million.
Walter Brennan – $10 Million
Starting as nothing more than an extra making $7.50 a day, Walter Brennan quickly moved up the ranks of Hollywood. In due time, Brennan became one of the leading men throughout the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s, securing roles in big motion pictures such as Come and Get It, The Westerner, and Kentucky.
Each of those performances earned Brennan an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, making him one of three male actors to win three Oscars. That’s not a bad group to be part of! According to Celebrity Net Worth, Brennan had accrued a net worth of $10 million by the end of his long career.
Shirley MacLaine – $50 Million
Known for playing headstrong characters who speak their mind, Shirley MacLaine’s come a long way from her time as a teenager taking minor roles on Broadway. She’s among the top actors, winning major awards for her on-screen performances, such as her Academy Award win for Best Actress for Terms of Endearment.
MacLaine’s won more than a single Oscar, though; she’s also been honored with five Golden Globes, two BAFTA Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award. With a career that’s lasted over six decades, MacLaine has amassed quite the fortune from acting, a solid $50 million.