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6/15/2014 (1 year ago)

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Actors says 'I'm entirely amazed and utterly delighted'

As a performer he was nominated five times by the Academy Awards for Best Actor. Daniel Day Lewis has won the coveted gold statuette three times out of five. Very good odds, which makes Day-Lewis the only such actor to win Best Actor three times. As a result, he's due to be knighted by the Queen of England.  

Daniel Day-Lewis has been nominated five times for Best Actor and has won the coveted gold statuette three times -- making him the only performer to have done so.

Daniel Day-Lewis has been nominated five times for Best Actor and has won the coveted gold statuette three times -- making him the only performer to have done so.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/15/2014 (1 year ago)

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Keywords: Daniel Day-Lewis, actor, method acting, Oscar, knighted


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "I'm entirely amazed and utterly delighted in equal measure," Day-Lewis has exclaimed.

The son of former poet laureate Cecil Day-Lewis and actress Jill Balcon, he's been nominated five times for the best actor Oscar. He has a reputation for taking his method acting very seriously.

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To prepare for "There Will Be Blood," Day-Lewis lived in a tent on a deserted Texan oil field. In order to play Guildford Four member Gerry Conlon in the film "In The Name Of the Father," he spent two days in a prison cell without food and water.
 
While filming "The Ballad of Jack and Rose," he chose to live apart from his wife Rebecca Miller and their two children, as she was the director and he was playing a conflicted family man.

Day-Lewis remained in character as fearsome Bill "The Butcher," cutting even when the cameras stopped rolling on the Martin Scorsese epic "Gangs of New York."
"He'd be sharpening his knives at lunchtime just like you'd expect Bill the Butcher to do. He's just really intense," co-star Leonardo DiCaprio said.

Day-Lewis does have a sense of humor, however. Accepting his best actor BAFTA for "Lincoln," he quipped, "Just on the chance I might one day have to speak on an evening such as this I've actually stayed in character as myself for the last 55 years and had a various selection of BAFTA sets downscaled, dating from the late fifties, placed in every single room of every house I've ever lived in and every time I rise from a chair it spontaneously unleashes a soundtrack of thunderous applause, with a few boos and some drunken hecklers."

He is also reportedly a man of many eccentricities.

In 1997, he turned his back on the film industry and became a shoemaker in Florence, where he remained until Scorsese lured him back into films.

Fifty-five-years old, Day-Lewis grew up in south London and has dual British and Irish citizenship. Fiercely private, he resides in Co Wicklow, Ireland, with Miller, the daughter of playwright Arthur Miller and their sons.

He has a son from a previous relationship with French actress Isabelle Adjani.

His breakthrough role was in 1985 British drama "My Beautiful Launderette," other acclaimed Day-Lewis performances can be seen in the films "The Last of the Mohicans," "The Age of Innocence" and "A Room With A View."

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