Who Is Daniel Day-Lewis? Movie, Net Worth, Oscar & Facts To Know

Daniel Day-Lewis is a British actor. Here are some details about the actor including his net worth and the Oscars he has won.

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Who Is Daniel Day-Lewis? Movie, Net Worth, Oscar & Facts To Know

Daniel Day-Lewis’s Early Life

Daniel Day-Lewis is an English actor holding both English and Irish citizenship. He is married to Rebecca Miller and has three children. Before marrying Rebecca, Lewis was dating Isabelle Adjani. Daniel Day-Lewis was born in London in 1957 to a poet and actress. Lewis’s mother was Jewish while his father was Irish. Lewis was bullied by South London children for being Jewish and Posh while attending Sherington Primary Schools. During his younger years, Lewis had a bad behavior of shoplifting and other petty crimes. It’s because of his wild behavior that his parents sent him to a boarding school in Kent called Sevenoaks School. There, Lewis was introduced to fishing, woodworking, and what he is known for, acting. Lewis’s film debut was “Sunday Bloody Sunday” when he was just 14 years old. He played the role of a vandal and got paid around $2 to vandalize cars outside his church. Lewis had excelled in a stage performer in London’s National Youth Theatre and was accepted at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Lewis was quiet, polite, and focused on acting. He impressed everyone with his excellent skills. Lewis started featuring in movies in the 1980s.

Lewis In My Left Foot

Lewis played the role of Christy Brown in a 1989 movie, “My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown.” The movie was directed by Jim Sheridan and produced by Noel Pearson. Lewis depicts the role of Christy as an Irishman born with cerebral palsy, able to control only his left foot. The film was adapted from a book with the same title written by Christy Brown himself, the character Lewis plays. Lewis was commended for his excellent performance and won the Academy Award, An Oscar, and BAFTA Award for Best Actor, increasing his net worth. The film was also nominated for three Oscars.

Lewis as Bill The Butcher

Lewis, Cameron Diaz, and Leonardo DiCaprio played in 2002’s “Gangs of New York,” an American epic movie. The film was inspired by 1927’s non-fictional book going by the same title, which was written by Herbert Asbury. Martin Scorsese directed the film. Lewis acts as the crime boss and a political kingmaker. Lewis plays the role of William “Bill the Butcher” Cutting whose mob confronts Amsterdam Vallon (DiCaprio) and his allies. Lewis received a couple of awards for his outstanding performance. Lewis didn’t get any Oscar recognition for the role, but he got nominated for the Golden Globes Best Actor. His net worth was still growing as he was landing more roles.

Daniel Plainview Role By Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis played an outstanding role in the 2007 movie “There Will Be Blood.” Lewis was the main character in the drama film acting as an oilman who was once a silver miner. Lewis received a lot of praise for his Daniel Plainview role. The movie, which was directed and produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, won a couple of awards and premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival. Lewis received a couple of awards too for his role, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe. The Oscar helped him land more roles and increase his net worth.

Lewis as Lincoln

Lewis was a lucky actor. With all the awards and nominations, it was easy for Lewis to land leading roles and also get paid more and increase his net worth. Lewis played Abraham Lincoln in the movie “Lincoln,” directed by Steven Spielberg, which was about the final four months of Lincoln when he was trying to make the United States House of Representatives pass the 13th Amendment to the country’s constitution in January 1865. The film was nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards and Lewis won a couple of awards including an Oscar.

Phantom Thread, Lewis’s Last Film

The latest movie that Lewis has appeared in is “Phantom Thread,” an American historical drama film directed by Paul Thomas Thread. The film is said to be Lewis’s last before retiring. It is set to be released on December 25, 2017, and Lewis is already receiving some praises for his performance. Lewis was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards and perhaps he will also be nominated for an Oscar. “Phantom Thread” might be Lewis’s last film but Lewis already has a considerable net worth acquired from acting.

Oscars And Golden Globe Awards He Has Won

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Lewis has bagged two Golden Globe Awards for “There Will Be Blood” and “Lincoln.” Lewis has also been nominated eight times for the Golden Globe for “My Left Foot,” “In The Name of the Father,” “Boxer, The.” “Gangs of New York,” ”Nine,” and “Phantom Thread.” Lewis has also bagged a couple of Oscars for Best Actor in three films: “My Left Foot,” “There Will Be Blood,” and “Lincoln.” Day-Lewis was also nominated for an Oscar for his role in the film “In the Name of the Father.” Lewis is surely a successful actor. Not most actors have half the achievements Lewis has.

Lewis’s Net Worth

With all those awards, Lewis was surely getting paid well to play roles in other movies. Lewis mostly played the main roles in most of the films he featured in. He is known for his dedication when preparing for roles. Lewis has a net worth of $50 million, a net worth most actors haven’t reached.

Since Lewis is retiring, the world will not be seeing him as frequently. There is a higher chance now will be relaxing in his Ireland home with his wife and kids. But if you want to see Lewis, why not watch his movie classics?

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