Daniel Day-Lewis Is Retiring From Acting

This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject.

THREE-TIME Oscar victor Daniel Day-Lewis, widely considered one of the pre-eminent actors of his generation, is retiring from acting, according to Variety.

While this announcement sounds unequivocal, it wouldn't be the first time the actor stepped away from the cameras.

A huge loss to the movie-making world, but here's hoping he's got something else up his sleeve, or you know what, if Daniel Day-Lewis wants to spend his retirement sitting back and enjoying his millions, then he's earned it.

A five-time Academy Award nominee, Day-Lewis is the only one to ever win best actor three times.

The 60-year-old actor has announced he is retiring from acting after more than 40 years in the industry, and although he has yet to give a reason for his decision, he is said to be "immensely grateful" to his fans for their support over the years.

That would make the Paul Thomas Anderson directed Phantom Thread, due out in December, his final work on the big screen.

But Day-Lewis has also always been an exceptionally deliberate performer who often spends years preparing for a role, crafting his characters with an uncommon, methodical completeness.

He also scored awards for his performances in Lincoln; There Will Be Blood and My Left Foot. Jodie Foster presented him with the award, and Day-Lewis beat out fellow nominees Kenneth Branagh in Henry V, Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July, Morgan Freeman in Driving Miss Daisy, and Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society. He earned two other Oscar nominations as Bill "The Butcher" Cutting in Martin Scorsese's Gangs of NY and as Gerry Conlon in Jim Sheridan's In the Name of the Father.

He has three children and is married to writer and director Rebecca Miller - daughter of the famous United States playwright Arthur Miller.

  • Salvatore Jensen