Three time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, widely regarded as one of the greatest actor of his generation, is reportedly calling it quits.
“Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor,” says his publicist Leslee Dart in a statement to Variety, who first reported the news. “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 just recently just finished work as the leading role in an untitled Paul Thomas Anderson project due out later this year. Other actors and filmmakers, such as Steven Soderbergh, have left the business before only to return later, so it’s certainly possible that we haven’t seen the last of Day-Lewis in front of the camera.
Day-Lewis has won the Best Actor Academy Award three times in his career: first for My Left Foot in 1990, followed by There Will Be Blood in 2007 and Lincoln in 2012. He was also nominated for Gangs of New York (2002) and In the Name of The Father (1993).