Award-winning Hollywood legend Daniel Day-Lewis has announced his retirement from acting.
Day-Lewis’ spokeswoman Leslee Dart told Variety magazine: “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.”
The 60-year old star is the only one to ever win best actor three times for the films Lincoln (2012), There Will Be Blood (2007), and My Left Foot(1989). He also earned two other Academy Award nominations for Gangs of New York (2002) and In the Name of the Father (1993).
“I don’t dismember a character into its component parts and then kind of bolt it all together, and off you go,” he told the Associated Press in 2012.
“I tend to try and allow things to happen slowly, over a long period of time. As I feel I’m growing into a
sense of that life, if I’m lucky, I begin to hear a voice,” he added.
Daniel Day-Lewis has three children and married to writer-director Rebecca Miller.