Could Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington, Sally Field or Robert De Niro join them?
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Before Streep it was just Ingrid Bergman keeping Katharine Hepburn company with three wins. In fact, director Sidney Lumet had attempted to cast her in a meatier role in the film that brought her her third Oscar, attempting to pave the way for the honor. But she insisted on playing a smaller role and ended up with a trophy anyway. Nevertheless, Lumet had a hand in that: he filmed her big moment all in one take, allowing her to run a gamut of emotions without a cutaway. Bergman received seven nominations over the years, and no, one of them didn't come for "Casablanca."
"Gaslight" (1944) - Best Actress
"Anastasia" (1956) - Best Actress
"Murder on the Orient Express" (1974) - best Supporting Actress