Daniel Day-Lewis Announces His Retirement From Acting

Variety is reporting that the three-time Oscar winner is quitting acting.

June 20, 2017 4:40 pm

Daniel Day-Lewis is officially retiring from his decades-long career as an admired and beloved actor, according to Variety.

The outlet obtained a statement from Day-Lewis’ spokesperson Leslee Dart that 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.”

The 60-year-old star, praised for his versatility and known for going to extreme lengths for his performances, reportedly has one untitled film awaiting a December 25, 2017 release.

Day-Lewis is the only actor to ever win three best actor Oscars—for playing paralyzed writer and artist Christy Brown in My Left Foot (1989), as an oil baron in There Will Be Blood (2007) and for the title role in director Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln (2012).

He also received two Academy Award nominations for In the Name of the Father (1993) and  Gangs of New York (2002).

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