Daniel Day-Lewis has quit acting

Daniel Day-Lewis

According to Variety, Daniel Day-Lewis has announced his retirement from acting. He didn’t give a reason for leaving the profession, but his spokesperson Leslee Dart confirmed the rumour in a statement:

“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. “

The 60-year old actor is known for being picky in selecting roles and taking long breaks in between projects. When Daniel Day-Lewis does act, he acts hard. The three-time Oscar winner and five-time nominee hasn’t made an appearance in a movie since 2012’s “Lincoln,” for which he won his third Oscar for best actor. He won his second Oscar for “There Will Be Blood” in 2008, and his first for “My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown” in 1990.

Day-Lewis will appear in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” later this year and will participate in promoting it, but it will be his last film.

Day-Lewis will be missed, but if JAY-Z and LCD Soundsystem are any indication, there’s always a chance that an artist can come out of retirement.

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