Daniel Day-Lewis five facts: The man beneath Lincoln’s Stovepipe hat
Daniel Day-Lewis in 'Lincoln'. Photo by Walt Disney Pictures.
Daniel Day-Lewis may just be the greatest actor alive, but he might also be the most private. Though we don't know much about the man, specifically when it comes to his acting process, what we do know certainly makes us want to know more. Of course, we definitely know that Day-Lewis is the current Oscar front-runner for his shape-shifting performance as the title character in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," expanding wide this weekend, but here are five facts about the two-time Oscar winner you might not know.
Daniel Day-Lewis in 'My Left Foot'. Photo by Everett Collection.
1. Day-Lewis's method acting practices have reached mythic proportions, so much so that a Tumblr is devoted to poking fun at just how immersive his process is.For example, in order to play disabled Irish writer and painter Christy Brown in "My Left Foot" (1989), Day-Lewis spent eight weeks at a clinic for cerebral palsy patients, remained in a wheelchair throughout shooting except for being carried to and from his various marks, and insisted on being spoon fed. For his efforts, Day-Lewis broke two ribs, but he also won his first best-actor Oscar. http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/my-left-foot/
Daniel Day-Lewis in 'The Last of the Mohicans'. Photo by Everett Collections.