Daniel Day-Lewis announces retirement from acting

Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man

The 60-year-old Brit is the only man with three Best Actor Oscars-1989's My Left Foot, 2007's There Will Be Blood and 2012's Lincoln, his most recent work.

Known as a top-flight method actor, Day-Lewis often prepared for roles by getting into character even when the cameras were not rolling.

Daniel Day-Lewis has not given a specific reason for his retirement but his spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, confirmed the news, according to Variety.

He will not comment further about the decision, she said. It is scheduled to hit theaters on December 25, 2017 and reunites him with Paul Thomas Anderson, who directed Day-Lewis to a best actor Oscar in 2007's There Will Be Blood.

Daniel Day-Lewis is the first male actor to have won three Oscars for the lead actor category.

The British actor, 60, is known for his roles in movies like Gangs of NY and There Will Be Blood. He won the coveted honor for "My Left Foot" in 1990, "There Will Be Blood" in 2008 and "Lincoln" in 2013. Written by Thomas Anderson himself, Day-Lewis will star in a cast that also features Lesley Manville and Camilla Rutherford in the film, Efe news reported.

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In 2002, he returned to acting as Bill the Butcher in Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of NY", alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. And he listened to Eminem's "The Way I Am" to get angry enough to get in front of a camera for Gangs of NY.

Wicklow resident Daniel Day-Lewis has announced his retirement from acting.

Others among his most memorable films were "The Last of the Mohicans", "Nine", "The Cricible" and "The Boxer".

The three Oscars Daniel Day Lewis has won for best actor are the most of any male actor in history.

"I was very happily out of the world of filmmaking", Day-Lewis said at the time.

The actor is married to Rebecca Miller - the daughter of playwright Arthur Miller - a USA actor and writer with whom he has two children.

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