One of Hollywood’s greatest and most popular actors of all times, Daniel Day Lewis, has announced his retirement from acting. Millions of his fans worldwide are both confused and shocked. There was even a joke on Twitter that the actor has announced retirement because he will be preparing for the role of a retired actor in his next movie.
The 60-year-old actor is a three-time Oscar winner and is known for his method acting and getting into the skin of the character. His spokesperson announced his retirement, and this is certainly an end of an era in method acting.
He is the only actor to win 3 Oscar awards for Best Actor. Daniel won the Oscar for playing the role of inspirational US President Abraham Lincoln in the Steven Spielberg movie ‘Lincoln’, for his role as an avaricious oil tycoon in ‘There Will Be Blood’, and for the brilliant portrayal of a writer and an artist in the 1989 movie ‘My Left Foot’
He was also nominated for Oscars for ‘Gangs of New York’ and ‘In The Name of the Father’.
Daniel took method acting and realism to such a level that Variety magazine writes that he learned Czech language for the character of a doctor in “The Unbearable Lightness of Being”, listened to Eminem’s rap song for his role in ‘ Gangs of New York ‘, and restricted himself to a wheelchair for the role of a paralysed writer in ” My Left Foot ”
Daniel has also acted in the musical of “The Last of the Mohicans”, which is an adaptation of the famous eponymous novel by James Fenimore Cooper. His first role on screen was at the age of 14 in 1971 movie ‘Sunday, Bloody Sunday’.