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The British actor Daniel Day-Lewis' selective attitude in Hollywood has paid off. He's earned three Oscars for Best Actor, and in three different decades. He was additionally nominted for Best Actor for two other films: "Gangs of New York" in 2002 and "In the Name of the Father" in 1994
"My Left Foot" (1989) - Best Actor
"There Will Be Blood" (2007) - Best Actor
"Lincoln" (2012) - Best Actor