Good thing we weren’t expecting a Lincoln 2…
Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of his generation, has officially retired from acting.
Variety reports that the Lincoln star, the only performer to ever win three Academy Awards for Best Actor, didn’t give any reason for his retirement — and will not be making ANY further comments on the “private decision”!
Day-Lewis’ spokeswoman Leslee Dart confirmed the news in a statement, (sort of) explaining:
“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.”
Sad! But fans of the 60-year-old method actor still have one final film to look forward to. Day-Lewis is set to star in an untitled drama directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, set in the world of fashion. Despite being retired, the actor intends to help promote the movie — which is set to hit theaters on December 25, 2017.
While this announcement sounds unequivocal, it wouldn’t be the first time the actor stepped away from the cameras.
He appeared to give up acting in the late 90s and early 00s, and was reportedly working as a cobbler before Martin Scorsese convinced him to star in Gangs of New York.
Never say never?
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