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8. Daniel Day-Lewis

Three-time Best Actor: “Lincoln,” 2013; “There Will Be Blood,” 2008; “My Left Foot,” 1990

Besides his three impressive wins, Daniel Day-Lewis was also nominated for the Oscar two other times– for 2003’s “Gangs of New York,” and 1994’s “In the Name of the Father.”

J-Connection: Daniel Day-Lewis’ mother was Jewish, and his maternal grandparents immigrated to the UK from Latvia and Poland.