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Daniel Day-Lewis

Highest Rated:   100% A Room With a View (1985)
Lowest Rated:   31% A Man's Story (2012)
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Birthplace:   London, England, UK
First film role came with a bit part in the 1971 drama Sunday Bloody Sunday. Made his West End stage debut in 1982, starring for several months in the play Another Country. Big-screen breakthrough came in 1986, with acclaimed roles in the dramas My Beautiful Laundrette and A Room with a View, both of which premiered on the same day in the U.S. Returned to the stage in a 1989 National Theatre production of Hamlet, but dropped out in mid-performance, reportedly due to "nervous exhaustion." Named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 1990 and '94. Took a five-year break from acting following 1997's The Boxer, during which he reportedly studied shoe making; returned to the big screen in 2002, playing Bill "The Butcher" in Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York. Collaborated with his wife Rebecca Miller, the daughter of playwright Arthur Miller, on indie The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005). While on the set of Lincoln (2012), played up his reputation as a method actor by starting a rumor that he insisted on traveling to and from the set only in a horse-drawn carriage. Became the first actor to win three Best Actor Academy Awards with his win for Lincoln in 2013. Received a knighthood in 2014 for his services to drama. Announced his retirement from acting in 2017.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Phantom Thread
  • Actor
2018
90% Lincoln
  • Abraham Lincoln
$129.5M 2012
31% A Man's Story
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Access To The Danger Zone
  • Actor
2012
38% Nine
  • Guido Contini
$19.7M 2009
91% There Will Be Blood
  • Daniel Plainview
$40.2M 2007
47% The Ballad of Jack and Rose
  • Jack Slavin
$0.6M 2005
75% Gangs of New York
  • William Cutting ("Bill the Butcher")
$77.7M 2002
80% The Boxer
  • Danny Flynn
1997
67% The Crucible
  • John Proctor
1996
94% In the Name of the Father
  • Gerry Conlon
1993
80% The Age of Innocence
  • Newland Archer
1993
94% The Last of the Mohicans
  • Hawkeye
1992
97% My Left Foot
  • Christy Brown
1989
No Score Yet Eversmile, New Jersey
  • Fergus O'Connell
1989
No Score Yet Nanou
  • Max
1988
95% The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Tomas
1988
No Score Yet Stars and Bars
  • Henderson Dores
1988
No Score Yet The Insurance Man
  • Mr. Kafka
1986
100% A Room With a View
  • Cecil
1985
100% My Beautiful Laundrette
  • Johnny
1985
82% The Bounty
  • Fryer
1984
87% Gandhi
  • Colin
1982
No Score Yet How Many Miles To Babylon
  • Actor
1982
92% Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • Child Vandal
1971

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
  • Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2012

Quotes from Daniel Day-Lewis' Characters