“Forgotten Hollywood”- There Will Be Tears…

Posted on June 21, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 

“`Variety is reporting legendary actor Daniel Day-Lewis has announced he will retire from acting in cinema and on stage after the release of his upcoming film  Phantom Thread. A spokesperson says this is a private decision. Neither he, nor his representatives, will make any further comments.

“`Known for his method process of preparation, Day-Lewis’ initial feature credit was Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi in 1982.  His approach to acting is similar to a 1940s – 1950s style pioneered by  John Garfield, Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, and James Dean.  He went on to rack up countless awards. including five Oscar nominations for performances in My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father, There Will Be BloodGangs of New York and Lincoln; and winning three of them. Other credits include A Room with a View, The Age of Innocence, Nine, The Last of the Mohicans  and The Crucible.                   DANIEL DAY-LEWIS —->

“`Day-Lewis has also long been an exceptionally deliberate performer who often spends years preparing for a role, crafting his characters with an uncommon, methodical completeness. It’s this process that may be the primary reason he has chosen to walk away at the age of 60. His selection of projects mirrors career choices made by Paul Muni during Hollywood’s Golden Age.

“`The forthcoming Phantom Thread re-teams Day-Lewis with director Paul Thomas Anderson (who directed him in There Will Be Blood), and is set to premiere in theaters this Christmas. This latest production is a drama set in the couture world of 1950s London. It’s the actor’s first work, since Lincoln, which was made five years ago.

“`He hasn’t been on stage since 1989, when walking off an evening performance of Hamlet. Day-Lewis previously went into semi-retirement in the 1990s.

“`Maybe there’s a method to Daniel Day-Lewis’ madness. Let’s hope it’s a temporary decision.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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