Three-time Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting.
The film industry was in shock as the news broke Tuesday with a statement from his spokesperson: “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on the subject.”
The 60-year-old veteran is known for playing gang leaders, presidents and writers, with a career spanning over four decades. He has one last untitled film set in the world of high fashion, which will reunite him with director Paul Thomas Anderson. The film is slated for release on December 25, 2017.
Daniel is known for bringing versatility to his performances and going the extra mile, often staying in character between takes. The method actor has impressed critics and audiences alike and is very selective of the roles he chooses. His films have grossed over $981 million at the box office.
Daniel took home an Academy Award for his stunning work in There Will Be Blood, for his performance as writer and artist Christy Brown in My Left Foot, and most recently, for his amazing portrayal of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.
In 2012, Time magazine named him with the “World’s Greatest Actor.” ~Marriska Fernandes