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Born April 29, 1957, in London, Daniel Day-Lewis studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic and made his film bow as a teenager in Sunday, Bloody Sunday (1971).

A decade later, a small role in Gandhi led to highly visible work in The Bounty (1984), My Beautiful Laundrette and A Room with a View (both 1985), along with a successful starring debut in 1988's The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Day-Lewis followed with a stunning Oscar-winning turn in My Left Foot (1989) and scored his first U.S. hit in 1992 with The Last of the Mohicans.

The versatile actor's performances in 1993's In the Name of the Father and 2002's Gangs of New York garnered him two more Oscar nods, while his role as a greed-obsessed oil tycoon won him the award for 2007's There Will Be Blood. Two years later, Day-Lewis chalked up a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actor for his part in the musical Nine.

Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln


2012 PG-13

Director Steven Spielberg takes on the towering legacy of Abraham Lincoln, focusing on his stewardship of the Union during the Civil War years. The biographical saga also reveals the conflicts within Lincoln's cabinet regarding the war and abolition.

  • Daniel Day-Lewis in Gandhi Gandhi
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in The Last of the Mohicans The Last of the Mohicans
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in The Unbearable Lightness of Being The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in The Crucible The Crucible
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in My Left Foot My Left Foot
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in The Age of Innocence The Age of Innocence
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood There Will Be Blood
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in Gangs of New York Gangs of New York
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in A Room with a View A Room with a View
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in The Bounty The Bounty
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in My Beautiful Laundrette My Beautiful Laundrette
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in In the Name of the Father In the Name of the Father
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in The Ballad of Jack and Rose The Ballad of Jack and Rose
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in The Boxer The Boxer
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in Nine Nine