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Daniel Day-Lewis

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.

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Apr 29, 1957 In Greenwich, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Phantom Thread 2017-12-25
Known For
Poster of Phantom Thread
Poster of Access to the Danger Zone
Poster of Gangs of New York
Poster of The Last of the Mohicans
Movie Phantom Thread Reynolds Woodcock 2017-12-25
Movie Spielberg Self 2017-10-05
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Movie Lincoln: An American Journey Self 2013-01-16
Movie Lincoln Abraham Lincoln 2012-11-09
Movie Access to the Danger Zone Narrator (voice) 2012-06-01
Movie A Man's Story Himself 2011-10-08
Movie Nine Guido Contini 2009-12-03
Movie There Will Be Blood Daniel Plainview 2007-12-28
Movie The Ballad of Jack and Rose Jack Slavin 2005-03-25
Movie Abby Singer Himself 2003-10-28
Movie Forever Ealing Narrator (voice) 2002-12-05
Movie Gangs of New York William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting 2002-12-14
Movie The Boxer Danny Flynn 1997-12-31
Movie The Crucible John Proctor 1996-11-27
Movie The Age of Innocence Newland Archer 1993-09-10
Movie In the Name of the Father Gerry Conlon 1993-12-12
Movie Innocence and Experience: The Making of The Age of Innocence Self 1992-09-01
Movie The Last of the Mohicans Hawkeye/Nathaniel Poe 1992-09-25
Movie My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown Christy Brown 1989-04-07
Movie Eversmile, New Jersey Dr. Fergus O'Connell 1989-09-11
Movie The Unbearable Lightness of Being Tomas 1988-02-05
Movie Stars & Bars Henderson Dores 1988-03-18
Movie Nanou Max 1986-09-07
Movie The Insurance Man Kafka 1986-02-22
Movie My Beautiful Laundrette Johnny Burfoot 1985-11-16
Series My Brother Jonathan Jonathan Dakers 1985-08-12
Movie A Room with a View Cecil Vyse 1985-12-13
Movie The Bounty John Fryer 1984-05-04
Movie Dangerous Corner Gordon Whitehouse 1983-05-22
Movie How Many Miles to Babylon? Alex Moore 1982-01-01
Movie Gandhi Colin 1982-11-30
Movie Artemis '81 Library Student 1981-12-29
Series Shoestring Unknown 1979-09-30
Movie Sunday Bloody Sunday Youth vandalizing car 1971-07-01
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19
Series The Oscars Himself 1953-03-18