Daniel Day-Lewis, considered one of the greatest living actors of his generation for roles in In the Name of the Father, The Last of the Mohicans, and Gangs of New York has announced he is officially retiring from acting, according to Variety.
DDL gave us Oscar winning turns as President Abraham Lincoln in Spielberg’s Lincoln, eccentric oil baron Daniel Plainview in Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, and as palsied writer/painter Christy Brown in Jim Sheridan’s My Left Foot. He is the only actor to win 3 Best Actor Oscars. He will give his final on screen performance as part of the world of 1950’s British fashion in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread coming at the end of the year.
DDL is a beloved actor and will certainly be missed from the screen. It must also be said, however, that DDL has chosen to vanish from the public eye between roles for years at a time. Maybe he fell in love with vanishing.
Joey Armstrong is a hospital chaplain from Western New York. He is also a playwright and amateur cartoonist. Follow him on Twitter @chaplainmystic and Medium, where he writes more reviews for film and television.