No one expected this. At 60-years-old, Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. He’s the only man to win three Best Actor Academy Awards, for his work in My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood, and Lincoln.
According to Variety, he has one film awaiting release, an untitled drama directed by Paul Thomas Anderson scheduled to hit theaters Christmas 2017.
And that film will be his last. A spokeswoman for the actor released a statement to confirm Day-Lewis is retiring from acting…
“Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. 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. ”
As mentioned above, he’s only 60-years-old, so it seems like a bit early for retirement…especially for an actor who can take as much or as little work as they want.
Hopefully it’s nothing serious. When something like this happens, your mind jumps to, “what if he is sick?” or what if something happened to a family member, etc.
But maybe he’s just tired of the Hollywood life. He’s been in the game a long time, he’s won several awards, starred in some fantastic movies…what else can he do in the acting world?
So for now, we’ll just say: “Congrats on the retirement!”