Tuesday, June 20, 2017

"Daniel Day-Lewis Quits Acting"

Via Drudge: The 60-year-old star, who has played presidents, writers, and gang leaders in a career that has spanned four decades, has one final film awaiting release, an untitled drama set in the world of high fashion. It is scheduled to hit theaters on December 25, 2017 and reunites him with Paul Thomas Anderson, who directed Day-Lewis to a best actor Oscar in 2007’s “There Will Be Blood.” Day-Lewis intends to help promote the movie, according to a person familiar with his plans.

He did not give a reason for his retirement. In a statement, Day-Lewis’ spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, confirmed the news: “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. ”

Day-Lewis is the only performer to ever win three best actor Oscars. He was honored for the title role in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” for his turn as a rapacious oil man in “There Will Be Blood,” and for his performance as writer and artist Christy Brown in “My Left Foot.” He earned two other Academy Award nominations for “Gangs of New York” and “In the Name of the Father.”

from the unbearable lightness of being (1988)
What was your favorite "Daniel Day-Lewis roll?

14 comments:

john said...

His list of movies is actually quite short. He should stick around a bit longer and burnish that resume somemore.

I guess I liked him best in Gangs of New York and Lincoln. I remember I liked My Left Foot but I'll be damned if I remember what the plot was.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

Some actors make it look easy. George C. Scott comes readily to mind.

I've seen Daniel Day-Lewis in a handful of movies and there was not a single one where it did not, at some point, occur to me, "Jesus Christ, this guy is freaking at war with himself."

Sixty Grit said...

I have listed the root cause for my dislike of Last of the Mohicans, so I will branch out and leaf that alone for now.

I see he was in Gandhi, but I am waiting for Gandhi II - he's back, he is pissed, before I comment on that movie.

I did, however, like DD-L's work in Gangs of New York. Very intense. And any movie that ends with the U.S. Navy shelling Manhattan is okay by me.

Other than that, haven't seen any of his work.

Rabel said...

There Will Be Blood might be right up your alley, Sixty. The bowling alley scene near the end is one to remember.

john said...

OT, but for you election junkies, this NY Times site has the most detailed and current vote tally for the Georgia special election.

https://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/georgia-congressional-runoff-ossoff-handel

I was glued to their site for the November election. Their predicto-meter was dead on for nearly every state. FYI, they were predicting Trump's win way before any of the other media covering the election that evening.

Sixty Grit said...

I just checked, neither it nor The Big Lebowski is on Netflix streaming. They must not like bowling movies or something.

edutcher said...

The only role I saw him in was "Last Of The Mohicans" (no, I have no notion of Sixty's objections) (PPS Aaaarrrggghhh!!).

In a pretty good movie, he did a good job of making Natty Bumppo into a real human being.

PS The Gray Lady was fairly good last year. As Ossoff has blown his lead and voting machines in 2 districts are being examined, your guess is probably better than mine.

chickelit said...

I liked him as Cecil in "A Room With View." He played the quintessential upper class twit. That is where I got my "inglese Italianato" tag.

Titus said...

My beautiful laundrette. He did a Gay paki in London

William said...

I put his retirement in the same class as a Barbra Streisand farewell tour. He's a very mercurial character, and his default state is acting, not being a cobbler. That's the ccupation he took up during his last retirement. There's less stress in shoe repair than in acting but there's less outlet for your creativity. Maybe he could become a shoe designer, and hand craft select shoes for a select group of customers. I bet that there's a lot of Hollywood stars who would pay top dollar for a Daniel Day shoe to wear on the red carpet.

Chip Ahoy said...

The right shoe for your ...

Forget it.

ampersand said...

I've only seen "Last of the Mohicans" recently. It was made in 1992, but I did't note the date when I watched it. It shocked me to see this guy is 60. Time is really flying now.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

What was your favorite "Daniel Day-Lewis roll? He was pretty good as the lead singer of Dexys Midnight Runners

Methadras said...

He was awesome in Gangs of New York.