Biography of Daniel Day-Lewis

In the history of cinema, on tiptoe

April 29, 1957
Daniel Day-Lewis was born in London on April 29, 1957 son of two artists, the Irish poet Cecil Day-Lewis (best known for his novels signed with the pseudonym Nicolas Blake) and the stage actress Jill Balcon of British origin. His sister is a successful television presenter and documentary maker. Daniel lives since childhood in an inspiring and full of artistic references and expressive. He studied first in Kent at Sevenoaks School where run into some problems with discipline.
The Sevenoaks, in fact, is the oldest school in the United Kingdom and its rules and traditions are to be contrasted with the eclectic personality and talented of Lewis who as a child shows a strong tendency to individualism. After studying in London at Bedales School, where it finds a place more suited to your needs. At fourteen plays a small part in "Sunday Bloody Sunday" by John Schlesinger; is a small contribution, he plays a punk, but the approach to cinema and in particular with the acting it stimulate to pursue this path.
First love, following her mother's footsteps, is with the theater. Over the next 20 years, in fact, acted mainly in theatre and with three major companies that allow him to hone his acting skills and his penchant for introspective roles and chameleon-like. During this experience also plays some small roles in major motion pictures such as Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi", "Bounty" by Roger Donaldson and "Another Country" by Marek Kanievska, 1982 and 1984, respectively. His talent, though, I can't get rid completely and her acting is noted but never exceeds the boundary of a few fans and some critical. The real success, however, comes with the role of clerical punk of "My Beautiful Laundrette" by Stephen Frears and James Ivory's "a room with a view" in which he plays the aristocratic suitor Bonham Carther Cecyl Vyse, during a trip to Rome.
But it is the interpretation of "my left foot" that Daniel Day-Lewis shows his extraordinary energy and its awesome ability to immerse themselves completely in a role. In this movie, he plays a guy who since birth can only move one foot, the left one, which writes, paints and communicates. The film led him to win the Academy Award for best actor. From this point his career is completely different. No longer just a famous actor is but it is also a popular actor. His character him away from the limelight; Search the concentration and secluded spots. Does not live in Los Angeles or London but retreats to campaign by refusing the myriad proposals that arrive after the victory of the figurine. In 1992 released "last of the Mohicans" movie that gives him even more popularity, becoming one of the most popular actors.
In 1993 leaves "in the name of the father" where Daniel Day Lewis plays the role of a child difficult falsely accused of killing. The interpretation provided him another Oscar nomination. In the first ten years of the new millennium are three films that allow him to fully express his talent: Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York" of 2002 in which he starred as a butcher at the head of one of the gang; "The ballad of Jack and Rose" of 2005 directed by his wife Rebecca Miller, daughter of playwright Arthur Miller; "There will be blood" by Thomas Anderson, masterful interpretation of a cynical and unscrupulous oilman. This role earned him his second Oscar and his portrayal enters deservedly among the best in the history of cinema. Daniel Day-Lewis's personality is complex and particularly suited to introspective roles of great expressive force.
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