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Daniel Day Lewis, Award Winner

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Lewis in MY LEFT FOOT.

Daniel Day Lewis: Best Actor 1989, 2007 & 2012: MovieActors.com

February 2013... Congratulations to Daniel Day-Lewis,
for his third Best Actor Award – for his performance in LINCOLN!


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MY LEFT FOOT (Drama – R)

Daniel Day-Lewis won his first Oscar for his performance as the handicapped Irish writer-artist afflicted with cerebral palsy from birth.






About Daniel Day Lewis (1957 –)

Daniel Day Lewis is a Londoner from an artistic family that includes a film producer, a documentary filmmaker and a poet laureate. Lewis began his acting career on the London stage. Not until the '80s did he turn his talents to the cinema.

He is the only actor to win three Academy Best Actor Oscars.

He first came to notice in the 1984 drama, THE BOUNTY, as a member of the mutinous crew. In MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDERETTE; (1985), he played the lover of a man involved in a nefarious family businesses.

He played the bloodless, overly-starched fiance of protagonist Helena Bonham Carter in A ROOM WITH A VIEW. The film tells the story of a passionate young woman's search for her true self and happiness in Victorian England.

In 1989, Daniel Day Lewis won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of a sensitive, disabled man who learned to paint and type with his left foot. In the 1992 drama, based on the James Fennimore Cooper novel, THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, Daniel Day Lewis plays a man raised by a Mohican tribe, that was caught in bitter warfare between French and Indian forces.

Daniel Day Lewis plays New York gangster, Bill "The Butcher" Cutting; the demented villain of the 2002 crime drama, GANGS OF NEW YORK.

In THERE WILL BE BLOOD; (2007), He played Daniel Plainview, a man obsessed with oil. His character attempts to hide his true motives as he bleeds an early 20th century California town dry. He won his second BEst ACTOR Academy Award for his performance.

Daniel Day Lewis's notable movie credits include...

GANDHI (1982)
THE BOUNTY (1984)
MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE (1985)
A ROOM WITH A VIEW (1985)
THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING (1988)
STARS AND BARS
EVERSMILE, NEW JERSEY
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
THE CRUCIBLE
THE BOXER
GANGS OF NEW YORK
THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSE
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
NINE (2009)
LINCOLN (2012)


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Daniel Day Lewis in THE BOUNTY (1984).

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Daniel Day Lewis in LINCOLN (2012).

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Lewis in IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER (1993).