Daniel Day Lewis Has Announced His Retirement From Acting, After The Release Of His Latest Movie 'Phantom Thread'

Date February 12, 2018

Known for his method acting and the massive effort he puts into his role to ensure that he is one with his character, Daniel Day Lewis, has been dubbed "the greatest actor of all time”.

After the release of his latest movie “Phantom Thread”, Day Lewis has announced his retirement from acting.

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Daniel Day Louis: All you need to know.

Daniel Day Lewis is an English actor who is best known for his great character interpretation. Day made his film debut at the age of 14 in the movie “Sunday Bloody Sunday.”

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In the early years of his career, he traipsed between theater and film, joining the Royal Shakespeare Company. Mr. Lewis rose to stardom in 1985 after starring in two movies: “My Beautiful Launderette” and “A Room With a View”.

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Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln (2012)

He is best known for doing extensive research about his character so he can have a personal feel of the role. For his part in “My Left Foot” in 1989, the multiple Oscar-winning actor, played the character of Christy Brown who had cerebral palsy.

During the filming, he remained in character both on and off set and had to be carried around in a wheel chair and even spoon fed by the crew members. His performance in the movie earned him his first Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Daniel Day-Lewis in Gangs of New York (2002)

Throughout his career, Day Lewis has won three Academy Awards and four BAFTA awards. In 2012, Time dubbed him 'World's Greatest Actor'.

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Three-time Oscar winner, Daniel Day Lewis is retiring from acting.

Day Lewis, who is the only male actor to ever win an Academy Award for Best Lead Actor three different times, has announced his retirement from acting. The 60-year-old acting prodigy made the announcement shortly before the premiere of his latest movie “Phantom Thread.”

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Daniel Day-Lewis Opens Up About Retiring From Acting | Access Hollywood

While promoting his new film, "Phantom Thread," three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis opens up to W magazine about why he feels compelled to walk away from his acting career. " SUBSCRIBE: " Visit Our Website: Get More Access Hollywood: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Snapchat: OfficialAccess About Access Hollywood: "Access Hollywood" is a nationally syndicated daily entertainment news show.

Speaking about his retirement, Lewis said; playing the character of Reynolds Woodcock in Phantom Thread has left him in a state of sadness and he just couldn't continue acting anymore.


The movie saw him playing the character of a high-end British fashion designer in the 1950s. One who had an obsessive and controlling personality.

For a man as Day Lewis with such unbridled passion for theater and film, it's unclear what he'll venture into now that he's retiring however, he says he won't be staying idle.

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Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood (2007)

Phantom Thread Director, Paul Thomas Anderson speaks about the retirement of Day Lewis.

The 47-year-old Director, Paul Anderson worked with Day in “There Will be Blood” and they teamed up again in Phantom Thread. Speaking about the award-winning actor’s retirement, the Director says, he hopes all he needs is a break and not a total cop-out.

Paul Thomas Anderson on Working with Daniel Day Lewis

Paul talks about Daniel Day Lewis' method acting, his surprising taste in television, whether or not he is really retiring from acting, and he reveals that Daniel is a very fun guy.

Though it's unclear if Lewis will push through with his retirement, this famed director here is hoping he won't. Having made such great movies together, Anderson sure knows a “one in a lifetime” kind of actor. And is definitely hoping Daniel Lewis is not drawing a final curtain on his acting career.

Over to you guys. Is it time Day moves on to something else? Or would you rather see him work more of his magic onscreen as he makes his characters come alive? Leave your comments below, they will sure make our day.

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