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Poll: Directors Whose Films Won Most Oscars

There are nine directors whose works have won 20 or more Oscars (not counting shorts, documentaries, animated films and Special Achievement Awards). Who has the best set of Oscar-winning films?

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    William Wyler

    39 Oscars:

    1 for Come and Get It (1936) 1 for Dodsworth (1936) 2 for Jezebel (1938) 1 for Wuthering Heights (1939) 1 for The Westerner (1940) 6 for Mrs. Miniver (1942) 7 for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) 4 for The Heiress (1949) 3 for Roman Holiday (1953) 1 for The Big Country (1958) 11 for Ben-Hur (1959) 1 for Funny Girl (1968)

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    Steven Spielberg

    32 Oscars:

    3 for Jaws (1975) 1 for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 4 for Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 4 for E.T. (1982) 1 for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) 1 for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 3 for Jurassic Park (1993) 7 for Schindler's List (1993) 5 for Saving Private Ryan (1998) 2 for Lincoln (2012) 1 for Bridge of Spies (2015)

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    David Lean

    27 Oscars:

    1 for Blithe Spirit (1945) 2 for Great Expectations (1946) 1 for The Sound Barrier (1952) 7 for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 7 for Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 5 for Doctor Zhivago (1965) 2 for Ryan's Daughter (1970) 2 for A Passage to India (1984)

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    Fred Zinnemann

    24 Oscars:

    1 for The Search (1948) 4 for High Noon (1952) 8 for From Here to Eternity (1953) 2 for Oklahoma! (1955) 6 for A Man for All Seasons (1966) 3 for Julia (1977)

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    Vincente Minnelli

    23 Oscars:

    6 for An American in Paris (1951) 5 for The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) 1 for Lust for Life (1956) 1 for Designing Woman (1957) 9 for Gigi (1958) 1 for The Sandpiper (1965)

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    James Cameron

    21 Oscars:

    2 for Aliens (1986) 1 for The Abyss (1989) 4 for Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 11 for Titanic (1997) 3 for Avatar (2009)

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    Elia Kazan

    21 Oscars:

    1 for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) 3 for Gentleman's Agreement (1947) 1 for Panic in the Streets (1950) 4 for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 1 for Viva Zapata! (1952) 8 for On the Waterfront (1954) 1 for East of Eden (1955) 1 for Splendour in the Grass (1961) 1 for America, America (1963)

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    Peter Jackson

    20 Oscars:

    4 for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 2 for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) 11 for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) 3 for King Kong (2005)

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    Martin Scorsese

    20 Oscars:

    1 for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) 2 for Raging Bull (1980) 1 for The Color of Money (1986) 1 for Goodfellas (1990) 1 for The Age of Innocence (1993) 5 for The Aviator (2004) 4 for The Departed (2006) 5 for Hugo (2011)