This is neither a drill nor a joke. Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting. According to Variety, Day-Lewis’ spokesperson had this to say:
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.
At the age of 60, Daniel Day-Lewis leaves behind an unparalleled legacy. Not only was he nominated for five best actor Oscars, but the performer is currently the only person to win three. He first won back in 1989 for My Left Foot. His second win came off the heels of Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood in 2007. He most recently won for his portrayal of the sixteenth President of the United States in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.
The actor recently wrapped production on Phantom Thread, his second collaboration with Paul Thomas Anderson. Not much is known about the film other than it is a drama set in the world of fashion amidst 1950’s London.
In our opinion, Daniel Day-Lewis is the single greatest actor of all time and after today movies will never be the same. Though no reason has been given for the actor’s departure, we hope all is well and wish him the best going forward. Thank you, Daniel Day-Lewis, for all you have given us as film fans and we look forward to seeing Phantom Thread!