Is Winning Multiple Oscars Good?

If an actor or actress wins more than one Oscar, does that make them a goof actor? I guess one Oscar win could just be luck, a weak year maybe, the best of an average year of performances, such as Marissa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny (1992) But two Oscars or must mean they are good? Several actors who won multiple... show more If an actor or actress wins more than one Oscar, does that make them a goof actor?

I guess one Oscar win could just be luck, a weak year maybe, the best of an average year of performances, such as Marissa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny (1992)

But two Oscars or must mean they are good?

Several actors who won multiple Oscars

Marlon Brando
Robert De Niro
Gene Hackman
Jack Nicholson
Daniel Day Lewis
Spencer Tracy

Katharine Hepburn
Meryl Streep
Vivian Leigh
Bette Davis
Ingrid Bergman
Hilary Swank
Cate Blanchett


Probably more, can't remember others though

However there are some great actors who either won none or just one such as

Al Pacino
Anthony Hopkins
Richard Burton
Jeremy Irons
Gary Oldman
Charlize Theron

Does winning multiple Oscars mean they are a good actor?
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