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Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis

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Born: April 29, 1957 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Landed first stage role in a Sevenoaks production of "Cry, the Beloved Country"
1971:
Made creen debut at age 13 in "Sunday, Bloody Sunday"
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Acted with the Bristol Old Vic and Royal Shakespeare Company
1982:
Starred for nine months in the West End production of "Another Country"
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First lead role for British TV, "How Many Miles to Babylon?"
1982:
First adult role (bit part) in "Gandhi"
1986:
Breakthrough screen roles, as a gay punk in "My Beautiful Laundrette" and an Edwardian dandy in "A Room With a View"
1988:
American film debut, starring role in the little-seen "Stars and Bars"
1988:
Confirmed leading man status as the playboy Tomas in "The Unbearable Lightness of Being"
1989:
Played "Hamlet" at the National Theatre in London; withdrew from the play in mid-performance with only seven more shows to go; London papers cited 'nervous exhaustion'
1989:
Earned accolades, including a Best Actor Oscar, for his performance as quadriplegic Christy Brown in "My Left Foot"; also first film with director-writer Jim Sheridan
1992:
Starred in Michael Mann's "The Last of the Mohicans"
1993:
Reteamed with Jim Sheridan for the IRA drama "In the Name of the Father"; nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award
1993:
Co-starred in Martin Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence"; first screen pairing with Winona Ryder
1996:
Starred opposite Winona Ryder in "The Crucible"
1997:
Third film with Jim Sheridan, "The Boxer"
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Took a leave of absence from acting by putting himself into "semi-retirement"
2002:
Returned acting to star in Scorsese's "Gangs of New York"; earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his performance
2005:
Starred opposite Catherine Keener in "The Ballad of Jack and Rose"; directed and written by wife Rebecca Miller
2007:
Gave award-winning performance as a Texas oilman in Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood," a loose adaptation of Upton Sinclair's 1927 novel <i>Oil!</i>
2009:
Played film director Guido Contini in Rob Marshall's musical adaptation of Broadway musical "Nine," which was inspired by Federico Fellini's autobiographical film "8½"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy ("Nine")
2012:
Portrayed the 16th U.S. president in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"

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