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Spokeswoman: Daniel Day-Lewis to retire from acting

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, who’s won three Best Actor awards, is calling it quits as an actor.

According to Variety, Day-Lewis’ spokeswoman said the 60-year-old’s decision to retire is a private matter.

“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.”

This announcement comes as his newest film with director Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread, remains in post-production. This isn’t the first time Day-Lewis has collaborated with Anderson (There Will Be Blood). This time around, DDL tackles the fashion world of 1950s London.


Photo: Annapurna Pictures

Now, this isn’t the first time Day-Lewis has explored stepping away from film. He reportedly dabbled in life outside of film before Martin Scorsese convinced him to return for Gangs of New York.

I’d say Day-Lewis’ track record speaks for itself, and you might as well go out on top while you still can.

I mean, just take a look at the films he’s worked on:

  • Lincoln
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Gangs of New York
  • The Crucible
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • My Left Foot

If this is indeed true and he’s done with acting, Hollywood is going to miss Daniel Day-Lewis’ fantastic method acting.


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