Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis

Date of Birth: 29 Apr 1957

Country: UK

Biography: Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an English actor who also became an Irish citizen in 1993. He is known as one of the most selective actors in the film industry, having starred in only four films since 1997, with as many as five years between roles.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.

Total Credits at Criticker: 20 (Actor)

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    The Age of Innocence
    Daniel Day-Lewis and Michelle Pfeiffer star in a ravishing romance about three wealthy 1870s New Yorkers caught in a tragic love triangle. (Sony)
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    The Ballad of Jack and Rose
    A powerful and poetic feature about a man (Day-Lewis) who has cut himself off from the world that refuses to live up to his ideals, and a young girl's sensual coming-of-age. (IFC Films)
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    The Boxer
    Star-crossed lovers (Lewis, Watson) are torn between unquestioning loyalty to the ties of tradition and the passion they share in this film set in 1990s Belfast, torn apart by years of religious conflict and IRA violence. (Universal)
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    Gangs of New York
    Having seen his father killed in a major gang fight in New York, young Amsterdam Vallon is spirited away for his own safety. Some years later, he returns to the scene of his father's death, the notorious Five Points district in New York. It's 1863 and lower Manhattan is run by gangs, the most powerful of which is the Natives, headed by Bill "The Butcher" Cutting. He believes that America should belong to native-born Americans and opposes the waves of immigrants, mostly Irish, entering the city. (imdb)
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    A Room with a View
    When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans? (imdb)
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    The Last of the Mohicans
    Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War. (imdb)
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    The Crucible
    A 17th-century Salem woman accuses an ex-lover's wife of witchery in an adaptation of the Arthur Miller play. (imdb)
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    My Left Foot
    The story of Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy. He learned to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot. (imdb)
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    The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives. (imdb)
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    In the Name of the Father
    Nominated for seven Oscars in 1993, this biopic features the dramatic prowess of Daniel Day-Lewis as the Irishman Gerry Conlon, who was wrongfully sentenced to life in prison for an IRA terrorist attack that killed four people. As if a forced confession weren't enough injustice, the police work to implicate Conlon's father (Pete Postlethwaite) in the same crime. Emma Thompson plays the lawyer who worked for years to uncover the truth.
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    The Bounty
    The familiar story of Captain Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution (imdb)
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    My Beautiful Laundrette
    My Beautiful Laundrette is set within the Asian community in London, during the Thatcher years, and displays those values, of money but 'anybody can make it.' Omar gains the running of his Uncle Nasser's laundrette. He is helped by his friend Johnny who is an outsider, white but not entirely accepted by either the white or Asian Londoners. (imdb)
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    Sunday Bloody Sunday
    Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same answering service but also the favours of young Bob Elkin who bed-hops between them as the mood takes him. (imdb)
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    Stars and Bars
    A British art expert travels across America in order to purchase a rare Renoir painting in the South but comes across some crazy characters in the process. (imdb)
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    There Will Be Blood
    A story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
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    Artemis 81
    Artemis 81 (1981) - TV Movie
    Paranormal novelist Gideon Harlax is drawn into a battle between the forces of good, represented by alien angel Helith, and the forces of evil, represented by Helith's evil brother Asrael. Ranging from Oxford to Denmark, a North Sea ferry to an alien planet, Harlax unwittingly becomes part of an ancient plot that may result in the destruction of Earth... (imdb)
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    Nine
    Film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his life, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.
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    Eversmile, New Jersey
    A travelling dentist and his assistant roam Patagonia preaching against the ignorance of tooth decay.
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    Lincoln
    As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
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    Phantom Thread
    Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. (imdb)
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