Daniel Day-Lewis says he's retiring from acting

Daniel Day-Lewis says he's retiring from acting

Daniel Day-Lewis, one of the most widely respected actors of his generation and a three-time Oscar-winner, says he's retiring from acting.

Three-time Oscar victor Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting ending a storied movie career that includes performances in Lincoln and Gangs of NY. "He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years", the star's publicist, Leslee Dart, said in a statement to Variety.

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The record three time Oscar victor is a patron of the Wicklow Hospice Foundation and was responsible for bringing the the Premiere of "Lincoln" to Dublin with all the proceeds of the night going to the Wicklow charity.

The 60-year-old has one upcoming film, "Phantom Thread", which reunites him with "There Will Be Blood" director Paul Thomas Anderson. After a small part in 1982's "Gandhi" and "The Bounty", Day-Lewis rose to prominence with "My Beautiful Laundrette" and in 1990, won his first Oscar for the biopic "My Left Foot".

He hasn't appeared in a film since he portrayed Abraham Lincoln in that biopic five years ago, and his final movie - the drama "Phantom Thread" - premieres this December.

Day-Lewis was also known to be extremely picky about his projects, often waiting years in between roles. He also earned Oscar nominations for In the Name of the Father and Gangs of NY. But Day-Lewis has also always been an exceptionally deliberate performer who often spends years preparing for a role, crafting his characters with an uncommon, methodical completeness. He also earned critical acclaim for roles in other films including The Boxer (1997), The Age of Innocence (1993) and The Last of the Mohicans (1992).

Danie Day-Lewis accepting his third best actor Oscar for 'Lincoln.' [Image by Kevin Winter/Getty Images]1.