Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fashion Film To Be Daniel Day-Lewis' Final Acting Role


Well, not exactly the news we wanted to be sharing today, but also not exactly the most surprising news in the world: Variety reported today that Daniel Day-Lewis has announced his intention to retire from acting following the release of Paul Thomas Anderson's new film, which is informally still known as "Phantom Thread" and quietly wrapped principal photography last month.

DDL's spokesperson says in the Variety story that "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."

It goes without saying, this is our loss but it only intensifies our eagerness to see what Day-Lewis' farewell performance will look like come Christmastime.

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6 comments:

  1. He has a competition in him. He wants no one else to succeed.

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  2. FUCK! This is terrible. But I'm sure he'll be back. He took a 5 year break from acting. All it takes is the right script at the right time. Shame he's not sharing that gift anymore though.

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  3. I really hope that this decision isn't fueled by a medical concern. If Day-Lewis wishes to bow out of the acting game just to enjoy his retirement with his family, I respect that (and wish a lot of actors would follow his example). It's a devastating blow to the acting world, but I'm glad that he decided to finish his career with the man who guided him to give the greatest film performance of all time in 2007.

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  4. Even Hiyao Miazaki retired only to tackle a short film (Boro The Catipillar) and begin developement of a new feature.(Hopefully due in time for the Japan Olympics!) Masters of their craft can never resist.

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