You know him as a brilliant actor from ‘My Left Foot’, ‘There Will Be Blood’, ‘Lincoln’, and ‘The Last of the Mohicans’. Yes, he is the actor who ardently practices method acting. Daniel Day-Lewis is famous for taking his sweet time to mold into a character and never disappointing his audience. Soon, we will know him as a former actor.
Danel Day-Lewis has announced a voluntary retirement through a representative. The reason behind this decision is unknown yet. This is not the first time when the veteran actor has expressed a desire to stay away from acting, however, with this final announcement, it is a formal goodbye.
His representative Leslee Dart said in a short statement,
Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject.
The ‘Gangs of New York’ actor is revered as one of the finest actors of his time. Day-Lewis is the only one to win three Oscars for Best Actor for ‘My Left Foot’, ‘Lincoln’ and ‘There Will Be Blood’. He has been a five-time nominee as well.
He is widely known for his uncommon ways of acting which have sometimes left the audience clueless and perturbed. Once, Daniel Day-Lewis walked out in the middle of a play in 1989. He talked about his peculiar style a few years later and said,
I work in a certain way and I never really felt the need to explain it or apologize for it.
Day-Lewis was knighted by the Duke of Cambridge in the Queen’s Birthday Honors. He now lives in Ireland with his writer-director wife, Rebecca Miller. His fans don’t need to feel sad as his last movie, ‘Phantom Thread’, is due in cinemas this December. This movie is a reunion with ‘There Will Be Blood’ collaborator Paul Thomas Anderson.