One of the most revered actors of Hollywood industry and the only artist to have ever won three Academy Awards in best actor category, Daniel Day-Lewis, has announced his retirement from acting.
The Britsh-born actor made his movie debut at an age of 14 with a British Drama, Sunday Bloody Sunday. He then burst onto the American film scene in the 1980s with beautiful classics like ‘My Beautiful Laundrette’ and ‘My Left Foot.
He starred a lead role in ‘The Boxer’ 1997, though after this he disappeared from the screen for five years. In his entire career, Lewis magnificently performed in many of the movies and left a deep impact on his audience. Let us look into some of his top movies and his split personalities in each of them.
A Room with a View (1985)
This British romance film directed by James Ivory was an introduction of Lewis to the audience. Being characterised as Cecil Vyse, he has been portrayed as a snobbish fiancee of Helena Bonham Carter’s heroine.
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
The movie was a kickstart for the star with a number of US critics’ prizes for his breakout performance as a street punk named Johnny. This British comedy drama film is set in London during the contemporary era dealing with the relationships between Pakistani and English communities.
My Left Foot (1989)
Lewis won the best actor at Oscar in 1989 for his role as cerebral palsy-afflicted artist Christy Brown- the dark horse. His applaudable performance even defeated industry golden boy Tom Cruise as Ron Kovic.
In the Name of the Father (1993)
The Irish-British-American biographical courtroom drama film was directed by Jim Sheridan. It starred Lewis as Gerry Conlon, who received Academic Award for the Best Actor in a Leading Role. In the movie, he is shown to be a working class native, falsely convicted of being an IRA bomber.
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Martin Scorsese directed this American romance film who starred Lewis as Newland Archer. The movie was an adaption of Edith Wharton’s 1920 novel.
It is an epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg. Daniel in this film performed the role of United States President Abraham Lincoln. He won a record third Best Actor Oscar for playing Honest Abe in Steven’s political biopic.