Daniel Day-Lewis turns 56 today!
Born in London, England, Daniel Day-Lewis was born to an actress mother, Jill Bacon, and a poet father.
He got his first role in the movie Sunday Bloody Sunday, as an uncredited vandal.
The actor, who has a dual citizenship, British and Irish, later landed in more main protagonist roles that earned him prestigious awards and/or nominations.
In 1989, he landed a role in My Left Foot, a movie that earned him Academy Award, BAFTA, a nomination for Golden Globe, and other local awards.
My Left Foot then became his stepping stone to obtain more award-winning roles in other movies.
Daniel then continued in The Last of the Mohicans, where he earned a BAFTA award, In the Name of the Father, where he earned the nominations for Academy Awards, BAFTA, and Golden Globe, and The Boxer where he earned a Golden Globe nomination.
He then took five-year absence from filming, and in 2002, he returned to film Gangs of New York, a movie that earned him a BAFTA, Golden Globe nomination, Academy Award nomination, and other local awards.
The actor’s other movie credits included There will be Blood, earned him Academy Award, BAFTA, and Golden Globe, Nine, earned him nominations for Golden Globe and SAG Award, and the latest one, Lincoln, earned him Academy Award, BAFTA, SAG, Golden Globe, and other local awards.
Daniel Day-Lewis is married to The Crucible stage play writer, Arthur Miller’s daughter, and the couple had two children together.