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Daniel Day-Lewis turns 56 today!
Born in London, England, Daniel Day-Lewis' parents were actress Jill Bacon and a poet Cecil Day-Lewis.
He got his first role in the movie Sunday Bloody Sunday, as an uncredited vandal.
The actor, who has dual British and Irish citizenship, later landed in more main protagonist roles that earned him prestigious awards and nominations.
In 1989, he landed a role in My Left Foot, a movie that earned him an Academy Award, BAFTA, a nomination for a 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, which earned him a BAFTA award, In the Name of the Father, which earned him nominations for an Academy Award, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe, and The Boxer which earned him a Golden Globe nomination.
He then took five-year absence from filming and in 2002, he returned to film with Gangs of New York, a movie that earned him a BAFTA, a Golden Globe nomination and Academy Award nomination.
The actor's other movie credits include There will be Blood, which earned him his second Academy Award, BAFTA, and Golden Globe, Nine, earned him nominations for Golden Globe and SAG Award, and his latest one, Lincoln, earned him record third Academy Award, BAFTA, SAG, Golden Globe, and other local awards.
Daniel Day-Lewis is married to Arthur Miller's daughter Rebecca and the couple have two children together.