Daniel Day-Lewis

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/29/1957, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor
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Daniel Day-Lewis Fast Facts:
  • First film role came with a bit part in the 1971 drama Sunday Bloody Sunday.
  • Made his West End stage debut in 1982, starring for several months in the play Another Country.
  • Big-screen breakthrough came in 1986, with acclaimed roles in the dramas My Beautiful Laundrette and A Room with a View, both of which premiered on the same day in the U.S.
  • Returned to the stage in a 1989 National Theatre production of Hamlet, but dropped out in mid-performance, reportedly due to "nervous exhaustion."
  • Named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 1990 and '94.
  • Took a five-year break from acting following 1997's The Boxer, during which he reportedly studied shoe making; returned to the big screen in 2002, playing Bill "The Butcher" in Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York.
  • Collaborated with his wife Rebecca Miller, the daughter of playwright Arthur Miller, on controversial indie The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005).
  • While on the set of Lincoln (2012), played up his reputation as a method actor by starting a rumor that he insisted on traveling to and from the set only in a horse-drawn carriage.
  • Became the first actor to win three Best Actor Academy Awards with his win for Lincoln in 2013.
  • Received a knighthood in 2014 for his services to drama.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis Relationships:
  • Michael Balcon - Grandfather
  • Rebecca Miller - Wife
  • Cashel Blake Day-Lewis - Son
  • Gabriel Kane Adjani - Son
  • Sean Day-Lewis - Half Brother
  • Jonathan Balcon - Uncle
  • Isabelle Adjani - Ex-significant Other
  • Jill Balcon - Mother
  • Cecil Day-Lewis - Father
  • Tamasin Day-Lewis - Sister
  • Ronan Cal Day-Lewis - Son
  • Nicholas Day-Lewis - Half Brother
  • Daniel Day-Lewis Awards:
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1990 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1989 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2002 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1993 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2007 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2008 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1989 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2007 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actor - Winner
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2002 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1992 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 2012 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2012 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actor - Winner
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1993 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, England

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