1. Extreme Method Acting for Lincoln Role
Daniel Day-Lewis is renowned for his commitment to method acting, going to extreme lengths to stay in character. For his role as Abraham Lincoln in the 2012 biopic, he insisted that the cast and crew address him as "Lincoln" at all times, and he remained in character both on and off set. This dedication to his craft is something Day-Lewis is known for, as he applies the same level of commitment to all of his roles.
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2. A Star's Start
In 1990, Daniel Day-Lewis was chosen by People magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" and five years later, his star power was further solidified when Empire magazine ranked him as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars". His undeniable good looks and charm have made him a fan favorite for decades, and his success in the entertainment industry is a testament to his talent and hard work.
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3. Daniel Day-Lewis declines "The Lord of the Rings" role
The acclaimed actor Daniel Day-Lewis has been asked multiple times to play the iconic role of Aragorn in the beloved "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, but he has declined the offer each time. Despite the immense popularity of the franchise, Day-Lewis has chosen to focus on other projects, such as his Academy Award-winning performances in "My Left Foot" and "There Will Be Blood".
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4. Daniel Day-Lewis is a Master Craftsman
Daniel Day-Lewis is a multi-talented individual, renowned for his acting prowess but also for his impressive skills as a cobbler and woodworker. He has been known to craft his own shoes and furniture, and his craftsmanship is highly sought after. His passion for these crafts is evident in the quality of his work, and his dedication to perfecting his skills is a testament to his commitment to excellence.
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5. Daniel Day-Lewis Prepares for Role as Bill the Butcher with Eminem
To prepare for his role as Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York, Daniel Day-Lewis would listen to Eminem to get himself into an aggressive mindset. He found that the rapper's intense lyrics and hard-hitting beats helped him to tap into the character's rage and ferocity. Day-Lewis' dedication to his craft was evident in his performance, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
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6. Daniel Day-Lewis Lusted for 'Pulp Fiction' Role
Daniel Day-Lewis was so eager to take on the role of Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino's iconic film, "Pulp Fiction", that he actively sought out the part. Unfortunately, the part had already been given to John Travolta, leaving Day-Lewis to miss out on the opportunity to portray the iconic character.
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7. Living In A Hut For Role
In 2005, Daniel Day-Lewis took his commitment to his craft to a whole new level while filming "The Ballad of Jack and Rose". Not only did he immerse himself in the role, but he also chose to live in a hut on the beach, completely isolated from his family, friends, crew, and cast. This dedication to his art is a testament to his passion and commitment to his craft.
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8. Master of Accents
Daniel Day-Lewis is renowned for his remarkable ability to quickly master new accents. He has demonstrated this skill in a variety of films, from his portrayal of an Irish-American gang leader in Gangs of New York to his role as an oil prospector in There Will Be Blood. His talent for quickly learning and perfecting accents has earned him critical acclaim and numerous awards, including three Academy Awards for Best Actor.
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9. Daniel Day-Lewis Makes History with Oscar Win
Daniel Day-Lewis made history when he became the first actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Steven Spielberg film. His performance in the 1993 drama "Schindler's List" earned him the prestigious award, making him the first actor to receive such an honor for a role in a Spielberg movie. His win was a testament to his immense talent and dedication to his craft, and it was a momentous occasion for both Spielberg and Day-Lewis.
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10. A Father's Inspiration
Daniel Day-Lewis is a renowned actor and the proud father of three children. He has two sons, Gabriel-Kane and Ronan, and a daughter, Cashel. His sons are both in their twenties, while his daughter is in her teens. Day-Lewis is known for his dedication to his craft and his commitment to his family. He is an inspiration to many, showing that it is possible to have a successful career and a loving family.
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