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PERSONAL DATA OF DANIEL DAY-LEWIS
Age: 63 years old
Height: 187 cm
Born in: London, Great Britain
Born on: 04/29/1957
BIOGRAPHY OF DANIEL DAY-LEWIS
Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis, known simply as Daniel Day-Lewis, is born in London on April 29, 1957 by the poet Cecil Day-Lewis and his wife, the actress Jill Balcon. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Greenwich, where he is bullied because of his Jewish religion by his peers, which favors the manifestation in the young Daniel of a rebellious behavior bordering on petty crime; in fact, he often got into trouble because of petty crimes. It is in this period that he passes from one school to another, given his attitude against the educational institution. His being outside the box during his youth earned him a very small uncredited part at the age of 14 in Sunday, damn Sunday (1971), where he plays a young vandal. Calming his character, Day-Lewis, after having distinguished himself on the stage of the National Youth Theater in London, enrolled at the Bristol Old Vic Theater School, determined to embark on the acting path.
During the 80s he began to take his first steps in the world of theater and TV and in 1982 he appeared in Gandhi of Richard Attenborough, again as a hooligan, and two years later is on the set of The Bounty (1984)
with Anthony Hopkins is Mel Gibson. On the theatrical front, after a short break, he enters as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, starting to interpret the plays of the Stratford-upon-Avon playwright. He is cast for a lead role in My Beautiful Laundrette – Laundromat (1985), playing a young homosexual, a part that highlights him and for which critics acclaim him.
Having now come to light, he took part in major films first in a secondary role Room with a view (1986) by James Ivory, then as the protagonist of The unbearable lightness of being (1988) with Juliette Binoche is My left foot (1989) by Jim Sheridan, here as a character with cerebral palsy who also earned him an Oscar. In 1989 he is at the National Theater in London with Hamlet, but during the performance he has a psychological breakdown, most likely caused by an accumulation of stress (or by the vision of the father’s spectrum, as the same actor asserted some time later) and is replaced from Jeremy Northam. From this moment on, he definitively closes the theater and moves to Ireland to be surrounded by a quieter environment.
The 90s began with a very successful role, that of the protagonist in The last of the Mohicans (1992) by Michael Mann, received with great cheers from critics and audiences. Now all the spotlight is on him and Sheridan wants him back in front of his camera to In the name of the father (1993), with which the actor receives his second Oscar nomination. In the same year the set de The age of innocence (1993) by Martin Scorsese with Michelle Pfeiffer e Wynon Ryder, the latter a few years later will co-star with Daniel in The seduction of evil (1996). In 1997 comes the third film with the Irish Sheridan, The Boxer, also focusing on the IRA and internal rivalries in Ireland. Subsequently he decides to take a break to devote himself to the old passion of woodworking, in these years he travels often and his traces are almost lost; it is in these years that he also resides in Italy, in Florence.
The new millennium, however, sees him again in the spotlight and again directed by Scorsese in Gangs of New York (2002) in the role of the evil butcher William Cutting alongside and against on stage a Leonardo Dicaprio. This performance earned him his third Oscar nomination and a BAFTA Award, the second after that of My Left Foot. In 2005 it is directed by his wife Rebecca Miller in the dramatic The story of Jack & Rose and in 2007 he took part in the film, dedicated to the memory of Robert Altman, The oilman of Paul Thomas Anderson with which he accumulates awards, winning his second Oscar, his third BAFTA and many others. His next work, the musical, is also a little closer to this fate Nine (2009), which sees him busy on set with American stars, such as Penélope Cruz, Marion Cotillard is Nicole Kidman, and great Italian interpreters, such as Sophia Loren, Elio Germano, Valerio Mastandrea and many others.
The second decade of the 2000s sees him engaged in collaboration with Steven Spielberg in the bio-pic Lincoln (2012), where, wearing the hooked beard. plays the role of the President Abraham Lincoln. In that same year he received the BAFTA Britannia Award for excellence in the world of cinema, while the actual fourth BAFTA he was awarded in 2013 for the performance in Lincoln, which also earned him a third coveted golden statuette for Best Actor. After years of hiatus, it returns to the screen again for Anderson ne The hidden thread (2017) in the role of a postwar London stylist; film with which he says goodbye to the world of cinema – he retired, in fact, from acting – and with which he receives his sixth Oscar nomination.
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THE MOST RECENT FILMS BY DANIEL DAY-LEWIS
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THE MOST RECURRING GENRES OF DANIEL DAY-LEWIS
Drama: 57% Sentimental: 15% Adventure: 7% …