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Which 12 actors won Oscars for performances in a “foreign” language?

  • Jane Wyman Best Actress Johnny Belinda (1948) American Sign Language
  • Sophia Loren Best Actress Two Women (1961) Italian
  • Patty Duke Best Supporting Actress The Miracle Worker (1962) American Sign Language
  • John Mills Best Supporting Actor Ryan‘s Daughter (1970) British Sign Language
  • Robert de Niro Best Supporting Actor The Godfather Part II (1974) Italian
  • Marlee Martin Best Actress Children of a Lesser God (1986) American Sign Language
  • Holly Hunter Best Actress The Piano (1993) British Sign Language
  • Roberto Begnini Best Actor Life is Beautiful (1998) Italian
  • Benicio del Toro Best Supporting Actor Traffic (2000) Spanish
  • Marion Cotillard Best Actress La Vie En Rose (2007) French
  • Penelope Cruz Best Supporting Actress Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) Spanish, English
  • Christoph Waltz Best Supporting Actor Inglorious Basterds (2009) English, German,
    French, Italian
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