Daniel Day-Lewis Is Quitting Acting
Then who's going to win all the Oscars?
BY Matt Miller | Jun 22, 2017 | Film & TV
Daniel Day-Lewis, three-time Academy Award winner, has announced he's retiring from acting. Yes—one of the greatest actors of his generation will give up his career.
Day-Lewis's spokeswoman Leslee Dart did not give a reason for his sudden retirement, but she did give a statement that confirmed the news according to Variety:
"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."
Phantom Thread, an upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film set in the fashion world of the 1950s and scheduled for December 25, appears to be Day-Lewis's final role. Considering he's again teaming up with the director who won him the Oscar for Best Actor in 2007 for There Will Be Blood, he'll probably win an Academy Award for this, too. It would be the only fitting way for Day-Lewis to end his career.
Of course, there's always a possibility that Day-Lewis—a method actor—is really preparing for a semi-autobiographical role in which he plays one of the greatest actors of his generation who retires in his prime.
Here's a good tweet to make you feel better:
Daniel Day-Lewis right now pic.twitter.com/BxtHjfulPS— Matt Jacobs (@tarantallegra) June 20, 2017