CollectionsDaniel Day Lewis
IN THE NEWS

Daniel Day Lewis

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2009 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
In the prologue to "Nine," a director talks about how fragile movies are, always one tiny mistake away from failure. Surely that goes double for movies like "Nine," adapted from a stage musical, one of the toughest art forms to adapt to the screen, a medium that so often fails to capture the magic of live performance. It can be done, though - Rob Marshall had a pop success and won an Oscar for his adaptation of "Chicago," and he gives his all to "Nine," signing up an impressive roster of stars and singers, staging some gargantuan and fancy production numbers.
NEWS
July 7, 1987 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Staff Writer
Daniel Day Lewis has not been himself lately. Which is mostly a good thing, since Lewis earns his keep portraying other people, inhabiting other lives. But during the last year, things have gotten out of hand for the acclaimed 30-year-old English actor. First, there were six months in Paris, toiling on the profoundly difficult film version of Czech novelist Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Lewis, a rail-thin, rangy fellow, portrays Tomaz, a neurosurgeon and "epic" womanizer whose life is torn asunder by the political strife of 1968 Prague, and by the metaphysical strife caused by one of the women he takes up with.
NEWS
November 18, 1996 | BY FRANCESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire services, the New York Post, the New York Times and People magazine contributed to this report
Another celeb snuck off and got married last week without bothering to alert the media. This time, it was actor Daniel Day-Lewis, who discreetly wed Rebecca Miller in a private ceremony Wednesday. Rebecca who? Well, Day-Lewis, who has dated stars from Julia Roberts to Sinead O'Connor, has settled on a slightly lower-profile lady for his bride. Miller, 32, is also an actress, but at the moment is better known as the daughter of famed playwright Arthur Miller. Day-Lewis, 39, has starred in such films as "In the Name of the Father," "My Left Foot" and, most hunkily, "The Last of the Mohicans.
NEWS
November 12, 2012 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
Daniel Day-Lewis had done his very best, for a very long time, to avoid Abraham Lincoln. Yes, the actor had met with Steven Spielberg to discuss the idea of portraying the 16th president of the United States, but that was almost 10 years ago, and Day-Lewis, London-born and Ireland-bred, moved on. He couldn't picture himself in a beard and stovepipe, as the prairie lawyer-turned-commander in chief who saw his country torn apart by the Civil...
NEWS
November 17, 1996 | From Inquirer wire services
Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, the son of a writer, has a kindred spirit in new wife Rebecca Miller, the daughter of playwright Arthur Miller. They were married Wednesday in a private ceremony, syndicated columnist Liz Smith reported yesterday. The couple met while Day-Lewis, 39, was making the film version of Arthur Miller's play The Crucible. The movie, which also stars Winona Ryder, opens Wednesday. Rebecca Miller, 32, is an aspiring actress and director. Day-Lewis won an Oscar for his role in My Left Foot.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 1989 | By Alan Mirabella, New York Daily News
He sat for hours at a time, taut and silent, in a wheelchair. To make his limbs useless, he twisted his body into a heap. And to be completely beholden to others, he muffled his voice to low, guttural tones. Completely incapacitated, Daniel Day-Lewis sat amid the cold metal of the wheelchair each day for six weeks, diligently working to lose himself in the life of an extraordinary man. Day-Lewis fulfills that goal with his powerful performance in "My Left Foot," which opened last week.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1994 | By Ann Kolson, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Brooding. Intense. Secretive. Chameleonlike. Crazy. All of these words have been used to describe actor Daniel Day-Lewis, who, for each role, seems to throw himself into the abyss and emerge whole, a completely new character. "There is a nakedness about (his) performance that goes well beyond mere virtuosity," said one writer, describing Day-Lewis' Oscar-winning portrayal of Christy Brown, a severely disabled Irish author and artist, in My Left Foot (1989). As opaque and unknowable as he appears off screen - this pale stalk of a man, dressed in black, who stares into some distant place when asked a question - on screen, he holds nothing back.
NEWS
November 12, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES - James Bond's "Skyfall" has extended its worldwide box-office rule to North America, hauling in a franchise-record $87.8 million in its first weekend at U.S. theaters. Adding in $2.2 million from Thursday night previews at IMAX and other large-format theaters, "Skyfall" has taken in $90 million domestically, according to studio estimates Sunday. That lifts the worldwide total for "Skyfall" to $518.6 million since it began rolling out overseas in late October. The third installment starring Daniel Craig as British superspy Bond, "Skyfall" outdid the $67.5 million U.S. debut of 2008's "Quantum of Solace," the franchise's previous best opening.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 2008 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Daniel Day-Lewis has a speech near the end of There Will Be Blood that is mostly about oil drainage, about the clandestine siphoning of someone else's cache of crude. As Daniel Plainview, a once lowly prospector-turned-petro titan ensconced in his California manse, he illustrates that process by supposing that he and another guy are drinking milkshakes, but that Plainview is drinking his from an especially long straw. He could reach over to the other person's milkshake with that straw, you see, and start drinking from it, too. "I drink your milkshake!"
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
He moved us with his award-winning performance as President Abraham Lincoln in the Steven Spielberg saga. But did you know that Daniel Day-Lewis was himself moved beyond words, beyond reason, beyond love itself? "There has never been a human being that I never met that I loved as much as him - ever," the thesp says on the extra features on the Lincoln Blu-ray/DVD release. "I doubt there ever will be. " So deeply was Day-Lewis immersed in the spiritual and mental viscera of Lincoln, he found himself at an existential impasse after he finished the pic. "You're not quite sure what to do with yourself when it's finished," he says.
NEWS
November 26, 2012 | By Dick Polman, For The Inquirer
If only we could hustle President Obama and Congress into a screening room and require repeated viewings of Lincoln . And if only we could lock ourselves in there as well, because the smartest film ever made about politics offers nuanced insights about the messy reality of governance, and about a democratic process run by flawed mortals whose noble aims often require ignoble means. The cinematic Abraham Lincoln - rendered life-size yet iconic by Daniel Day-Lewis - says it best.
NEWS
November 16, 2012 | STAR TRIBUNE
THAT GROWLY, BARKY delivery, those foot-draggy Southwestern vowels, the world-weary sighs. The voice on the phone could belong only to Tommy Lee Jones, calling to talk about "Lincoln" as he drove across south Texas toward Houston. In Steven Spielberg's Civil War panorama, Jones nearly eclipses the nominal hero. He plays Thaddeus Stevens, the thorny Republican congressional leader who was Lincoln's temperamental opposite and tactical antagonist as both sought to free the oppressed.
NEWS
November 12, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES - James Bond's "Skyfall" has extended its worldwide box-office rule to North America, hauling in a franchise-record $87.8 million in its first weekend at U.S. theaters. Adding in $2.2 million from Thursday night previews at IMAX and other large-format theaters, "Skyfall" has taken in $90 million domestically, according to studio estimates Sunday. That lifts the worldwide total for "Skyfall" to $518.6 million since it began rolling out overseas in late October. The third installment starring Daniel Craig as British superspy Bond, "Skyfall" outdid the $67.5 million U.S. debut of 2008's "Quantum of Solace," the franchise's previous best opening.
NEWS
November 12, 2012 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
Daniel Day-Lewis had done his very best, for a very long time, to avoid Abraham Lincoln. Yes, the actor had met with Steven Spielberg to discuss the idea of portraying the 16th president of the United States, but that was almost 10 years ago, and Day-Lewis, London-born and Ireland-bred, moved on. He couldn't picture himself in a beard and stovepipe, as the prairie lawyer-turned-commander in chief who saw his country torn apart by the Civil...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2009 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
In the prologue to "Nine," a director talks about how fragile movies are, always one tiny mistake away from failure. Surely that goes double for movies like "Nine," adapted from a stage musical, one of the toughest art forms to adapt to the screen, a medium that so often fails to capture the magic of live performance. It can be done, though - Rob Marshall had a pop success and won an Oscar for his adaptation of "Chicago," and he gives his all to "Nine," signing up an impressive roster of stars and singers, staging some gargantuan and fancy production numbers.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 2008 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Daniel Day-Lewis has a speech near the end of There Will Be Blood that is mostly about oil drainage, about the clandestine siphoning of someone else's cache of crude. As Daniel Plainview, a once lowly prospector-turned-petro titan ensconced in his California manse, he illustrates that process by supposing that he and another guy are drinking milkshakes, but that Plainview is drinking his from an especially long straw. He could reach over to the other person's milkshake with that straw, you see, and start drinking from it, too. "I drink your milkshake!"
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 1998 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
You have to crawl before you can walk, the saying goes. But when writer/director Jim Sheridan began his collaboration with actor Daniel Day Lewis on My Left Foot, it was a case of crawling before both could soar. Through their subsequent collaborations on In the Name of the Father and, now The Boxer, which opens Friday, Sheridan and Day Lewis are one of those legendary screen partnerships, ranking with John Ford and John Wayne, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro. "Pretty august company," demurs Sheridan by phone, too modest to take the compliment.
NEWS
November 18, 1996 | BY FRANCESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire services, the New York Post, the New York Times and People magazine contributed to this report
Another celeb snuck off and got married last week without bothering to alert the media. This time, it was actor Daniel Day-Lewis, who discreetly wed Rebecca Miller in a private ceremony Wednesday. Rebecca who? Well, Day-Lewis, who has dated stars from Julia Roberts to Sinead O'Connor, has settled on a slightly lower-profile lady for his bride. Miller, 32, is also an actress, but at the moment is better known as the daughter of famed playwright Arthur Miller. Day-Lewis, 39, has starred in such films as "In the Name of the Father," "My Left Foot" and, most hunkily, "The Last of the Mohicans.
1 | 2 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|