Marcello Mastroianni is the only performer to receive three acting nomination for foreign language films, for Divorce, Italian Style (1962), A Special Day (1977) and Dark Eyes (1987), losing to Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird, Richard Dreyfuss in The Goodbye Girl and Michael Douglas in Wall Street.

The only other performers with multiple Oscar nominations for foreign language films are Sophia Loren for Two Women (1961) and Marriage, Itallian Style (1964), Liv Ullmann for The Emigrants (1972) and Face to Face (1976), Isabelle Adjani for The Story of Adele H. (1975) and Camille Claudel (1988), and Marion Cotillard who won for La vie en Rose (2007) and was nominated for Two Days One Night (2014).

Javier Bardem has also been nominated for Best Actor for two foreign language films, Before Night Falls (2000) and Biutiful (2010) as well as winning Best Supporting Actor for the English language No Country for Old Men.

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