Movie With Most Oscar Winners From Different Flicks

What movie features a cast with the most actors who have won Oscars from other movies? (Sheesh, that’s one hard-working question.)

They have to have won as best actor / actress in either main or supporting roles (no wins for writing or directing) and they could have won the award either before or after the movie in question.

Best I could come with -which was on TV yesterday and which set the wheels in motion for this question- is Batman (the first one) which features three winners. There is Nicholson -who has won for several films, Jack Palance -best supporting actor from City Slickers and Kim Bassinger who won in L.A. Confidential.

There has to be a movie that features more than that though. Right?

I doubt it’s the champ, but The Godfather had four: Brando, Keaton, Pacino, and Duvall.

Then there’s The Player – Whoopi Goldberg, Joel Gray, Anjelica Huston, Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Cher, James Coburn, Louise Fletcher, Jack Lemmon, Marlee Matlin, Rod Steiger, and maybe one or two others.

“It’s A Wonderful Life” comes to mind with 5 Oscar winners: James Stewart/George Bailey (Best Actor, “The Philadelphia Story,” 1940); Donna Reed/Mary Bailey (Best Supporting Actress, “From Here to Eternity,” 1953); Lionel Barrymore/Mr. Potter (Best Actor, “A Free Soul,” 1930-31); Thomas Mitchell/Uncle Billy (Best Supporting Actor, “Stagecoach,” 1939); and Gloria Grahame/Violet Bick (Best Supporting Actress, “The Bad and the Beautiful,” 1952.)

JFK has Costner (for Directing), Tommy Lee Jones (Fugitive), Joe Pesci (Goodfellas), Sissy Spacek (CM’SD), Jack Lemmon (Save the Tiger and Mr. Roberts), and Walter Mathau (Fortune Cookie).

That’s six.

It is also a CRIME that Donald Sutherland doesn’t have one.

Add Sydney Pollack to the list for The Player. That’s now an even dozen.

Then L.A. Confidential–with Basinger, Russell Crowe and Kevin Spacey–would be tied with Batman.

I think RealityChuck has the winner. The closest I could come up with were:

Around the World in 80 Days: 8 (David Niven, John Gielgud, Shirley MacLaine, Ronald Colman, Charles Coburn, Frank Sinatra, Victor McLaglen, John Mills)

The Greatest Story Ever Told: 7 (Jose Ferrer, Van Heflin, Charlton Heston, Martin Landau, Sidney Poitier, John Wayne, Shelley Winters)

How the West Was Won: 7 (Henry Fonda, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, James Stewart, John Wayne, Walter Brennan, Spencer Tracy). Honorable mention because it also features Agnes Moorehead and Thelma Ritter, who had 10 Supporting Actress nominations between them but, criminally, no win.

RealityChuck is right with “The Player,” if we ignore the fact most of those stars are playing themselves, right?

But my hat’s off to ArchiveGuy for “Around the World in 80 Days.” I think that one owns the thread, as the kids say.

As for actors like Moorehead and Ritter who were criminally deprived of Oscar, see another post, “Robbed of Oscar.”

You have to exclude Bassinger, because she won her Oscar for that film.

I asked this one before:

ArchiveGuy gives the same answers, there too (hey, if you’re right, you’re right!) but there are a few other movies and Oscar tidbits and facts thrown around for those of you who are interested in this sort of thing…

Sydney Pollack won an award for direction and for producing Out of Africa but he never won an acting award, did he?

Sheesh, you mean I did all that work twice! :wink:

And no, Pollack’s never been nominated for an acting Oscar (though I certainly would’ve for Tootsie)

What about movies like “The Longest Day” or “A Bridge to Far” or “Midway”?

Huge casts and lots of big names. I would be supprised if one or all of these didn’t have at least a dozen Oscars represented.

I don’t know enough about the Oscars to be able to look it up though.

The beauty of this trivia question is that it changes over time. For instance, Denzel winning added to the count of a lot of movies.

Given that, would any of this year’s prospective winner’s change the results?

Denzel has had an oscar since the late 80’s.

Time to be surprised (unless you mean a dozen when you add all 3 together):
The Longest Day: Red Buttons, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, Edmond O’Brien, Rod Steiger, John Wayne (6 total)
A Bridge Too Far: Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Maximilian Schell (6; Robert Redford, by the terms of the OP, doesn’t count)
Midway: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Cliff Robertson (4)

Like Watsonwil says, Denzel’s win didn’t change anything. As for last year’s other winners, Jennifer Connelly bumps Once Upon a Time in America up to 3 winners while Halle Berry bumps X-Men, BAPS*, and The Flinstones up to 2. Even Jim Broadbent only manages to bump some films (Brazil, Time Bandits, Richard III) up to 2. Not as easy or as common as one supposes…