Ingrid Bergman received seven nominations in her illustrious career and won three; for her superb performance in Gaslight (1944) as well as for Anastasia (1956) - a selection made largely by sentimentality - and Murder on the Orient Express (1974) - a selection made entirely by sentimentality. Her last nomination was for her magnificent return to Swedish films in Autumn Sonata.

Javier Bardem was nominated for Best Actor for his powerful performances in the Spanish language Before Night Falls (2000) and Biutiful (2010) and won for his unforgettable turn as a psychopathic assasin in No Country for Old Men (2007).

Penélope Cruz was nominated for Best Actress for the Spanish language Volver (2006) and for Best Supporting Actress for the English language musical Nine (2009). She split the difference in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), speaking both English and Spanish and winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Max Von Sydow was nominated for Best Actor for his performance as an elderly itinerate worker in the Swedish masterpiece Pelle the Conqueror (1988) and for Best Supporting Actor for the 9/11 drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011). He had no dialogue in the latter film in his role as a man who is made mute by a personal trauma, but his character communicates entirely through notes he writes in English.

Some sources include Robert DeNiro on this tally for his Oscar winning performance in The Godfather Part II, in which his dialogue was primarily spoken in Italian, and Benecio Del Toro for his Oscar-winning performance in Traffic, in which his dialogue is primarily spoken in Spanish.

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