Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro are the only two actors to…

Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro are the only two actors to win an Oscar playing the same character. Marlon Brando won Best Actor in 1972 for playing Vito Corleone, in The Godfather. Robert De Niro won Best Supporting Actor in 1974 for playing Vito Corleone, in The Godfather Part II.