Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis

  • Born on
    • April 29th, 1957
Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an English actor with both British and Irish citizenship. His portrayals of Christy Brown in My Left Foot (1989), Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (2007) and Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (2012) won Academy and BAFTA Awards for Best Actor, and Screen Actors Guild as well as Golden Globe Awards for There Will Be Blood and Lincoln. His role as Bill "The Butcher" Cutting in Gangs of New York (2002) earned him the BAFTA Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Day-Lewis, who grew up in London, is the son of actress Jill Balcon and the Anglo-Irish Poet Laureate, Cecil Day-Lewis. He is a method actor, known for his constant devotion to and research of his roles. Often, he will remain completely in character for the duration of the shooting schedule of his films, even to the point of adversely affecting his health. He is known as one of the most selective actors in the film industry, having starred in only seven films since 1997, with as many as five years between roles. Throughout his career Day-Lewis has received numerous accolades and remains the only actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor three times. In 2012, Time magazine named Day-Lewis "The World's Greatest Actor". In 2017, Day-Lewis announced his retirement from acting, with Phantom Thread (2017) being his final film role. Description above from the Wikipedia article Daniel Day-Lewis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Acting (21 Credits)

2017Phantom Thread as Reynolds Woodcock
2014And the Oscar Goes to...
2012Lincoln as Abraham Lincoln
2009Nine as Guido Contini
2007There Will Be Blood as Daniel Plainview
2005The Ballad of Jack and Rose as Jack Slavin
2002Gangs of New York as William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting
1997The Boxer as Danny Flynn
1996The Crucible as John Proctor
1993The Age of Innocence as Newland Archer
1993In the Name of the Father as Gerry Conlon
1992The Last of the Mohicans as Hawkeye
1989Eversmile New Jersey as Dr. Fergus O'Connell
1989My Left Foot as Christy Brown
1988The Unbearable Lightness of Being as Tomas
1988Stars and Bars as Henderson Dores
1985My Beautiful Laundrette as Johnny Burfoot
1985A Room with a View as Cecil Vyse
1984The Bounty as John Fryer
1982Gandhi as Colin
1971Sunday Bloody Sunday as Youth vandalizing car

Himself (1 Credits)

2017Spielberg as Self


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