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Poll: Universally Understood Oscar Performances

Which Oscar winning acting performance, performed in whole or in part in a non-English or a non-verbal language,* do you think best transcends language?

Discuss the topic here.

Results of 522 votes:

  1. 1.

    Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds (2009)

     
    Languages: German | French | English | Italian Col. Hans Landa Best Supporting Actor: Inglourious Basterds (2009)
  2. 2.

    Roberto Benigni in Life Is Beautiful (1997)

     
    Language: Italian | German | English Guido Orefice Best Lead Actor: Life Is Beautiful (1997)
  3. 3.

    Robert De Niro in The Godfather: Part II (1974)

     
    Languages: Sicilian | English Don Vito Corleone Best Supporting Actor: The Godfather: Part II (1974)

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