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Daniel Day-Lewis

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis
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Profession: Actor


Why Famous: Regarded by many as the greatest actor of all time, Day-Lewis holds the record for being only male actor in history to have three wins in the lead actor category and one of only three male actors to win three Oscars.

He first came to prominence for his role in My Left Foot (1989) for which he won his first Oscar. He would later be nominated for his roles in In the Name of the Father (1993) and Gangs of New York (2002), as well as appearing in The Last of the Mohicans (1992). He won his second Oscar for There Will Be Blood (2007) and his record third for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (2012).

Day-Lewis is known for his method acting and his intense preparation for roles, often staying completely in character for months on end, even to the point of adversely affecting his health. Following his performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's film Phantom Thread (2017), for which he was nominated for another Academy Award for Best Actor, Day-Lewis announced his retirement from acting.

Born: April 29, 1957
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Age: 62 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus

Married Life

  • 1996-11-13 "A Room With A View" actor Daniel Day-Lewis (39) weds "Personal Velocity: Three Portraits" screenwriter Rebecca Miller (34) in Vermont

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