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Daniel Day Lewis

Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an actor with both British and Irish citizenship. His portrayals of Christy Brown in My Left Foot (1989) and Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (2007) won him the Academy and BAFTA Awards for Best Actor, and Screen Actors' Guild as well as Golden Globe Awards for the latter. His role as Bill "The Butcher" Cutting in Gangs of New York (2002) earned him the BAFTA Award and a Screen Actors' Guild Award. Day-Lewis, who grew up in London, is the son of actress Jill Balcon and Irish-born British Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis. Despite his training in the classical presentational acting style at the Bristol Old Vic, he is a method actor, known for his constant devotion to and research of his roles. Often, he will remain completely in character for the duration of the shooting schedule of his films, even to the point of adversely affecting his health. He is known as one of the most selective actors in the film industry, having starred in only five films since 1997, with as many as five years between roles. Day-Lewis was born in London, the son of poet Cecil Day-Lewis and actress Jill Balcon. His father, who was of Anglo-Irish

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'Lincoln' Star on Daniel Day-Lewis -- 'You Could Only Address Him as Mr. President'

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Good Genes or Good Docs?

Daniel Day-Lewis is great at more than just acting.Here's the 34-year-old two-time Oscar winner back in 1991 (left) -- and 21 years later, the 55-year-old at a screening of his new film "Lincoln"… READ MORE >

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Abraham Lincoln -- Totally Alive, Definitely Not Daniel Day Lewis

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Totally Alive!!!! Definitely Not Daniel Day Lewis

It's a miracle!!! Photographic evidence proving Harvey's hero -- Abraham Lincoln -- is alive, well and living in Virgina! (Sshh, don't tell Harvey it's Daniel Day Lewis)Check out TMZ on TV --… READ MORE >

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Abe Lincoln is ALIVE!!!  Daniel Day Lewis as Abe Lincoln

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HE'S ALIVE!!!!

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Robin Williams & Daniel Day Lewis -- Twinsies!

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