Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis

Highest Rated: 100% A Room With a View (1986)

Lowest Rated: 39% Nine (2009)

Birthday: Apr 29, 1957

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Unpredictable and famously reserved about his private life to the point of being secluded, actor Daniel Day-Lewis proved time and again his considerable onscreen talents in roles befitting the highly complex actor. Though often compared to fellow Brit Laurence Olivier, Day-Lewis instead took his cues from the raw, aggressive loners of 1970s American cinema, namely Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro, in adapting a Method-style of acting. After gaining notice with his performances in "My Beautiful Laundrette" (1985) and "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (1988), Day-Lewis developed a reputation for fully delving into his characters, often to the point of making their experiences his own - like staying in a wheelchair all day and being spoon fed like the real-life Christy Brown, the Irish writer and painter with cerebral palsy, in "My Left Foot" (1989). While he may have learned to track animals to play a frontiersman in "Last of the Mohicans" (1993) and lived in a prison cell to play an accused IRA bomber in "In the Name of the Father" (1993), it was highly doubtful Day-Lewis turned into a savage murderer for his Oscar-nominated turn as Bill the Butcher in "Gangs of New York" (2002). Nonetheless, Day-Lewis' focus on craft was palpable onscreen - again evidenced in his acclaimed leading performance in "Lincoln" (2012) - earning him yet another Oscar and the respect of all actors for being one of the most deeply committed thespians of his generation. Famously conflicted about life as a thespian, Day-Lewis claimed that "Phantom Thread" (2017), his second film with "There Will Be Blood" (2007) director Paul Thomas Anderson, would be his last movie.

Highest rated movies

A Room With a View
My Left Foot
My Beautiful Laundrette
In the Name of the Father
The Last of the Mohicans
Phantom Thread
There Will Be Blood
Lincoln

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
91% 71% Phantom Thread Reynolds Woodcock (Character) $20.9M 2017
92% 90% Spielberg Self - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access to the Danger Zone Narrator - 2012
89% 81% Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (Character) $182.2M 2012
39% 37% Nine Guido Contini (Character) $19.7M 2009
91% 86% There Will Be Blood Daniel Plainview (Character) $40.2M 2007
47% 61% The Ballad of Jack and Rose Jack (Character) $712.3K 2005
73% 81% Gangs of New York Bill "The Butcher" Cutting (Character) - 2002
80% 74% The Boxer Danny Flynn (Character) $5.8M 1997
68% 66% The Crucible John Proctor (Character) $7.3M 1996
94% 95% In the Name of the Father Gerry Conlon (Character) $24.6M 1993
84% 75% The Age of Innocence Newland Archer (Character) $31.9M 1993
93% 88% The Last of the Mohicans Hawkeye/Nathaniel Poe (Character) $72.2M 1992
98% 92% My Left Foot Christy Brown (Character) $14.5M 1989
No Score Yet 55% Eversmile New Jersey Dr. Fergus O'Connell (Character) - 1989
85% 84% The Unbearable Lightness of Being Tomas (Character) $9.3M 1988
No Score Yet 39% Stars and Bars Henderson Dores (Character) $14.9K 1988
100% 85% A Room With a View Cecil Vyse (Character) $12.0M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Insurance Man Kafka (Character) - 1985
98% 74% My Beautiful Laundrette Johnny (Character) - 1985
74% 72% The Bounty John Fryer (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet How Many Miles to Babylon Alex (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightline Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2009