Birthday: April 29
First, let me be honest: I was pretty sure I hated this man before I saw Lincoln. (Which only goes to show how great he is at playing a really bad man)
He is a wonderful actor and his speeches are heartfelt and poetic (his father was poet laureate in England!)
Young Daniel Day Lewis with his father.
He is beautiful. And I am happy to have a new appreciation for him!!
He is a skilled woodworker in addition to being able to make his living as a cobbler.
According to Harvey Weinstein, Day-Lewis was taking time off to work as a cobbler in Florence, Italy when Weinstein, director Martin Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio lured him into coming back to New York “on false pretenses” so they could persuade him to accept lead role in “Gangs of New York”.
During “The Last of the Mohicans” he built a canoe, learned to track and skin animals, and perfected the use of a 12-pound flintlock gun, which he took everywhere he went, even to a Christmas dinner.
The first non-American actor to win two Academy Awards for best actor.
Dedicated his 2008 SAG Award to Heath Ledger who was one of his favorite actors.
The longest he has gone without an Oscar nomination is 9 years, between “In the Name of the Father” and “Gangs of New York”.
Holds dual citizenship – British and Irish.
I am so happy I saw Lincoln. Daniel Day Lewis is phenomenal.
If you haven’t seen Lincoln, yet, I HIGHLY recommend it.
Daniel Day Lewis’ acceptance speech at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. (my favorite part is around 1:50 when he addresses his wife, Rebecca)
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