Legendary actor Daniel Day-Lewis has RETIRED from acting. He’s won three Best Actor Oscars . . . for “My Left Foot” in 1990, “There Will Be Blood” in 2008, and “Lincoln” in 2013.
He’s the ONLY person to ever win three Best Actor Oscars. And he was also nominated for two others . . . for “In the Name of the Father” in 1994, and “Gangs of New York” in 2003.
He has one more movie in the pipeline. It’s called “Phantom Thread”, and it’s about the fashion world. It’ll hit theaters on Christmas Day. It was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, who also did “There Will Be Blood”.
Daniel is only 60, and he didn’t give a reason for his retirement . . . other than that it’s a “private decision.” It isn’t surprising though. He went into semi-retirement 20 years ago to become a woodworker and cobbler.
In 2002, Martin Scorsese brought him back to do “Gangs of New York” . . . but even then, he’s been very selective with the roles he takes on. He’s only done six movies in the 15 years since then, and that includes “Phantom Thread”.