In 2002, when filming Gangs of New York, he would listen to Eminem to get angry. In 2003, he was chosen by People magazine as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People” in the world. During the filming of The Last of the Mohicans, he built a canoe, learned to track and skin animals, and perfected the use of a 12-pound flintlock gun, which he took everywhere he went, even to a Christmas dinner. Besides that, he has appeared in nearly 30 full length feature films, was the first of three consecutive British actors to win the Oscar for Best Actor in a leading role and can play a pretty damn good Mohican.
If you’re not familiar with any of Daniel Day-Lewis’ work, it might be time to head to your local video store. May we suggest, There Will Be Blood? His stage presence alone doesn’t fall far from his overall acting. He is often so far into character that he has been called difficult to work with.
We’re excited and looking forward to seeing his work in Lincoln (filming now).