Overcome by a sorrow that he can’t explain and that just won’t disappear, turn to Daniel Day-Lewis (60) is a point behind his acting career. The possessed methodacteur collected in less than twenty movies enough memorable performances to continue for many years to the greats considered to be.
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
The young Daniel Day-Lewis makes it immediately clear that he is no ordinary boy. In this anti-Thatcherfilm of Stephen Frears, he plays a gay punk who is still with the extreme right-wing flirtation, but a romance begins with a Pakistani immigrant.
My Left Foot (1989)
Day-Lewis creepeth upon the request of film director Jim Sheridan in the skin of the andersvalide Irish writer Christy Brown. He refuses while recording his wheelchair to leave, and keep there for broken ribs. Crazy or genius? He wins at least his first Oscar for best actor.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
No idea how the methodbeest prepared on Philip Kaufmans sexy film adaptation of the Milan Kundera-classic The unbearable lightness of being. He looks in each case is particularly attractive as the Czech doctor who was with Lena Olin and Juliette Binoche sex while outside the Prague Spring rages.
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Day-Lewis does not like fake. To Hawkeye, the last of the Mohicans, to be able to play, he pulls himself for weeks back in the woods and live like the Mohicans. He is going to hunt, fish and land animals. Director Michael Mann dared Day-Lewis almost not to say that he is a romantic adventure film wanted to make, not a realistic portrait.
Gangs of New York (2002)
A litmus test. Do you know how actor Leonardo DiCaprio is dressed in Martin Scorsese’s film about the brutal early days of New York? Probably not. You can, however, even the intimidating Bill the Butcher describe. In preparation followed Day-Lewis is a slagersopleiding and he would strangers be challenged for a fight.
There Will Be Blood (2007)
The phenomenal prologue in the pit, the milkshakemonoloog, the burning wells: Day-Lewis will get plenty of chances to shine in this monumental oil-epos by Paul Thomas Anderson, and used them all. He doesn’t pay attention to naturalism to his boot and goes for larger than large and more intense than intense. It gained him a second Oscar.
If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck? Forget it. In this film Steven Spielberg waddles, kwekt, breathes and watching Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, the illustrious American president to have slavery abolished, but he is not him. The Academy thought so and gave him a third Oscar. No actor did ever better.
- Paul Thomas Anderson is the best director in the world (and ‘Phantom Thread’ proves that)
- The departure of Daniel Day-Lewis through the eyes of his director: “I have long not about wíllen think.