One of the most decorated actors of the past 30 years, with three Oscars, two Golden Globes and four BAFTA Awards among his many trophies, is retiring from acting. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Daniel Day-Lewis announced his retirement through his publicist, Leslee Dart.
Dart released a statement today saying: “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 this subject.”
Day-Lewis, 60, has at least one more project due for release: a film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson that reportedly has the working title “Phantom Thread.” THR notes that the film is due out Dec. 25.
Day-Lewis won Academy Awards for “My Left Foot” (1989), “There Will Be Blood” (2007) and “Lincoln” (2012), also picking up nominations for “In the Name of the Father” (1993) and “Gangs of New York” (2002). His two Golden Globes — among seven nominations — were for “There Will Be Blood” and “Lincoln.”