Daniel Day-Lewis Says Goodbye To Hollywood, Retires From Acting

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Nick Givas Media And Politics Reporter

Renowned actor Daniel Day-Lewis announced his retirement from acting Tuesday, ending a record-breaking and storied career.

“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,” Lewis’ representative Leslee Dart said in a statement.

Lewis has alway been a private person and has taken several sabbaticals from Hollywood in between his Oscar winning roles. Lewis took home hardware for his turns in “My Left Foot” (1989), “There Will Be Blood” (2007), and “Lincoln” (2012), and remains the only actor to win the Best Actor award three times.

He also received Academy Award nominations for “In The Name of The Father” (1993), and “Gangs of New York” (2002).

Lewis’ ability to change his voice patterns and fully submerge himself into his roles made him the top method actor in the business. He is closing out his career by reuniting with “There Will Be Blood” director Paul Thomas Anderson for the film “Phantom Thread,” set to be released on Christmas Day. The film centers on the London fashion world in the 1950s.

Many high-profile actors have announced their retirement from Hollywood only to be reigned back in by the right script.

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