Daniel Day-Lewis Has Announced He Is To Retire From Acting.

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Daniel Day-Lewis

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Daniel Day-Lewis Has Announced He Is To Retire From Acting.

Postby The Great Defector » 21 Jun 2017, 19:00

Daniel Day-Lewis has announced he is to retire from acting. It's a surprise - and yet not all that surprising - for an actor who made history as the first man to win three best actor Oscars, but who is also famous for leaving years between roles.



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Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 21 Jun 2017, 19:05

I voted good.

But I find him better than good.

The Best Ever accolade I would probably not hand out to any actor; there's just too many candidates around, and every day I'd choose a different list.

Oh, and he looks strikingly handsome, I saw him on the Beeb early today.
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Postby The Great Defector » 21 Jun 2017, 19:08

2017 - Phantom Thread (post-production)
2012 - Lincoln
2009 - Nine
2007 - There Will Be Blood
2005 - The Ballad of Jack and Rose
2002 - Gangs of New York
1997 - The Boxer
1996 - The Crucible
1993 - In the Name of the Father
1993 - The Age of Innocence
1992 - The Last of the Mohicans
1989 - Eversmile, New Jersey
1989 - My Left Foot
1988 - Stars and Bars
1988 - The Unbearable Lightness of Being
1986 - Nanou
1986 - Screen Two (TV Series)
1985 - A Room with a View
1985 - My Brother Jonathan (TV Series)
1985 - My Beautiful Launderette
1984 - The Bounty
1983 - BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
- Dangerous Corner (1983) ... Gordon Whitehouse
1982 - Gandhi
1982 - Frost in May (TV Mini-Series)
1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Alex - How Many Miles to Babylon? (
1981 - Artemis 81 (TV Movie)
1981 - Thank You, P.G. Wodehouse (TV Movie)
1980 - Shoestring (TV Series)
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Re: Daniel Day-Lewis Has Announced He Is To Retire From Acting.

Postby Matt Wilson » 21 Jun 2017, 19:16

A damn good career. At least half a dozen classic performances. I'd say he's up there with the best.
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Postby Classic Rock Sneelock » 21 Jun 2017, 19:36

I'll put him in the toppermost of the poppermost.
one HELL of an actor.
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Postby Geezee » 21 Jun 2017, 20:41

I just can't ever think of him without thinking of milkshakes. Which isn't fair, maybe, but i mean wow...you know...
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Postby Jeemo » 22 Jun 2017, 00:09

He's retired before. Great natural actor apart from his scenery chewing in Gangs of New York
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Re: Daniel Day-Lewis Has Announced He Is To Retire From Acting.

Postby fueryIre » 22 Jun 2017, 07:44

I was always waiting for DDL to bring his famously stringent in-character method acting schtick to re-interpreting the Kenneth More role in a remake of Reach For The Sky
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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 22 Jun 2017, 11:19

Lots of truly great performances. Not so many truly great films.
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Postby Goat Boy » 22 Jun 2017, 11:22

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Lots of truly great performances. Not so many truly great films.


Aye.

I think There Will Be Blood is great.

The rest?
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Postby Tactful Cactus » 22 Jun 2017, 11:30

He'll be back. He flounced after The Boxer after having a very busy 10 years. Then the wife got him back onscreen after a long hiatus. He could be serious of course, there could be private reasons, but I think he needs an air of finality in order to properly recharge. Looking forward to Phantom Thread -- DDL and PTA together again!

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Postby Tactful Cactus » 22 Jun 2017, 11:32

Goat Boy wrote:The rest?


Really? You don't consider Age of Innocence, Name of the Father, My Left Foot great films? A man of high standards

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Postby Goat Boy » 22 Jun 2017, 11:37

I've not seen the Age of Innocence but I wouldn't consider the rest great, no. Very good perhaps.
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Postby The Great Defector » 22 Jun 2017, 12:05

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Lots of truly great performances. Not so many truly great films.



Do mean films that would go down as the one of the best ever type of films?
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Postby Ragye » 22 Jun 2017, 13:38

I only saw him in My Beautiful Launderette. He was OK in that
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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 22 Jun 2017, 16:24

The Great Defector wrote:
Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Lots of truly great performances. Not so many truly great films.



Do mean films that would go down as the one of the best ever type of films?


Yes.
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Postby Classic Rock Sneelock » 22 Jun 2017, 16:43

the same has always been true. you watch something like "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and you'd be hard pressed to know why it was a big deal were it not for Spencer Tracy dying before your eyes and K.Hepburn getting all torn up about it.

my point is that a great performance is often enough and can actually lift a pretty okay movie to somewhere near greatness.

I think DDL is a serious and gifted talent. I hope he makes more films but even if he doesn't I think he's left a tremendous body of very good work.
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Postby Jeemo » 22 Jun 2017, 17:27

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Re: Daniel Day-Lewis Has Announced He Is To Retire From Acting.

Postby The Great Defector » 22 Jun 2017, 17:34

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:
Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Lots of truly great performances. Not so many truly great films.



Do mean films that would go down as the one of the best ever type of films?


Yes.



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Postby The Great Defector » 22 Jun 2017, 17:34

sneelock wrote:the same has always been true. you watch something like "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and you'd be hard pressed to know why it was a big deal were it not for Spencer Tracy dying before your eyes and K.Hepburn getting all torn up about it.



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