Sir Daniel Day Lewis, the three time Oscar-winning British actor announced he is retiring from acting. At 60 years old, Daniel Day Lewis is one of the most respected actors of his generation, will make his last performance in the film Phantom Thread, said his representative last night.
Leslee Dart said, “Daniel Day Lewis will no longer be working as an actor.” “He is immensely grateful with his collaborators and this was a personal decision and won’t be making any further comments on this.”
He also had hinted in the past when he famously apprenticed as a shoemaker in Florence, Italy calling this period as semi-retirement in the 1990s.
Daniel Day Lewis retires from acting career
The duo Anglo-Irish citizen holder is the only man in history to have even won three Oscar awards for Lead Actor for his roles in My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007) and Lincoln (2012).
He is also known for roles in the 1985 My Beautiful Laundrette, which was his breakthrough role, The Last of the Mohicans, The Age of Innocence, In The Name of the Father and Gangs of New York.
His last performance in the Phantom Thread is a film based on the fashion world of 1950s London will be released in December. This film has reunited him with Paul Thomas Anderson, who also directed There Will Be Blood.
According to the Telegraph, Daniel Day Lewis is known to take years preparing for his role thus mastering the art of method acting.
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