A representative for three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis says the actor is retiring from acting.
Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting at age 60.
Day-Lewis, considered one of the greatest actors of his generation — maybe the greatest — will step away from his work now that he has completed Phantom Thread (in theaters Dec. 25), his final film. No reason was given for the retirement.
“Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor,” his representative Leslee Dart said in a statement released Tuesday to USA TODAY. “He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject.”
Phantom Thread, a drama set in the world of high fashion, reunites him with director Paul Thomas Anderson, whose 2007 drama There Will Be Blood earned Day-Lewis a best actor Oscar.