60-year-old, three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, considered one of the greatest actors of modern times, has announced plans to retire from acting. Day-Lewis not give a reason for his retirement, but In a statement his spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, confirmed the news:
“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.”
Day-Lewis’ career has spanned four decades, with one final film awaiting release this Christmas – Paul Thomas Anderson’s untitled drama set in the world of high fashion. Day-Lewis reportedly intends to help promote the movie which has the tentative title “Phantom Thread”.
Day-Lewis is the first performer to ever win three best actor Oscars, for the title role in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” his turn as an oil magnate in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood,” and as artist Christy Brown in “My Left Foot”.
He has also earned two other Academy Award nominations for “Gangs of New York” and “In the Name of the Father.” Day-Lewis is known as being highly selective, often waiting years between projects.