Essentially considered as one of the most talented actors of his generation, three times Oscar Winner Daniel Day-Lewis has announced his decision to quit the profession.The 60-year-old star had issued a statement through his agent, Leslie Dart stating that he “will no longer be working as an actor

Daniel quits Hollywood after four decades of acting artistry

The legendary performer who has impressed global audiences and critics alike with his versatility and shape-shifting with roles including that of Presidents, writers, gang leaders over the years has one final film in his gorgeous repertoire that’s awaiting release.

Rumored to be titled as ‘Phantom Thread’, it is a drama set in the world of high fashion. This film, scheduled for release on December 25, 2017, reunites him with Paul Thomas Anderson, who directed Daniel to a best actor Academy Award in 2007’s ‘There will be Blood.’ According to a close acquaintance of Day-Lewis, he intends on thoroughly promoting the movie.

Universal acclaim

As it stands, Daniel Day-Lewis is the only actor to ever win three Academy Awards in the Best Actor category. Having made his screen debut at the age of 14 in 1971’s ‘Sunday, Bloody Sunday’, he was honored with three Oscars for portraying the titular role of US President in Stephen Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’, a rapacious oilman in ‘There will be Blood’ and for his performance as a writer and artist called Christy Brown in ‘My Left Foot.’ Further, he had also earned two Academy Award nominations for Martin Scorsese’s ‘Gangs of New York’ and ‘In the Name of the Father.’

Previous ‘semi-retirements’

Being a dedicated method actor, Day-Lewis is known to be quite picky when it comes to saying yes to on-screen roles.

He had previously taken extended breaks from the cinematic world, including a late-90’s stint as an apprentice shoemaker in Florence where he had given up on acting until Martin Scorsese convinced him to return to the screen for ‘Gangs of New York.’

In an interview with The Observer, the British-Irish actor who was knighted by the Duke of Cambridge in 2014, had revealed that his life away from the movie set is one where he follows his curiosities with just as much avid passion as he does while working. He also mentioned these long breaks are taken in a ‘very positive sense’ and also these hiatuses have, in turn, allowed him to focus more clearly on the limited characters he portrays.