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If odds-on favorite Daniel Day Lewis wins the best actor award tonight, he is planning a long retreat to Ireland for several years away from acting, according to a new report.
Day-Lewis has told his agents that he is on “sabbatical,” according to the London Sunday Times, and is not currently working on, or is signed on for any new movies.
According to the report, he wants to take time off to learn “rural skills such as stonemasonry.”
He reportedly will take a hiatus of five years, which means he will be over sixty the next time he appears on the silver screen. The actor has been known to take long breaks from movies in the past.
The British-born actor also has Irish citizenship, and owns a 50-acre farm in Co-Wicklow, according to Irish Central.
If Day-Lewis wins best actor at The Oscars Sunday for his role in Lincoln, he will be the first-ever to win the award three times. He won the award previously for roles in There Will Be Blood and My Left Foot.
Going into Sunday, he is tied with the likes of Marlon Brando, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson for two-time best actor winners.