Daniel Day Lewis Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

9th April 2014

Fact: Dame Judi Dench and Daniel Day-Lewis have attended a state dinner hosted by Queen Elizabeth Ii at Windsor Castle in England. The banquet on Tuesday (08Apr14) was to mark the first ever state visit to the U.K. by an Irish president, Michael D. Higgins.

19th November 2013

Fact: Daniel Day-Lewis and Isabelle Adjani's teenage son Gabe has caused a stir online by releasing his first video for rap tune Green Auras. The track was produced by J. Cole.

24th April 2013

Fact: Lena Dunham, Bryan Cranston, Christina Aguilera, Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg were among the famous faces who turned up to the Time 100 Gala in New York City on Tuesday (23Apr13). The stars were all included in Time magazine's 2013 list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

26th March 2013

Quote: "There has never been a human being that I never met that I loved as much as him - ever. I doubt there ever will be." Daniel Day-Lewis on playing Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln.

6th February 2013

Fact: Oscar favourite Daniel Day-Lewis missed out on the annual Academy Awards class photo in Los Angeles on Monday (04Feb13) because he was sick with a 102-degree (38.9 C) fever. The Best Actor nominee hopes to be healthy in time for the ceremony on 24 February (13).

19th January 2013

Quote: "Adam Driver, who plays Adam in our show, is in Lincoln and so he's met Daniel Day-Lewis a couple of times, so they're like, cool and friends. Daniel... walks by our little group and... he says, 'Hi Adam' and... very slyly says, 'Great job, Girls!' And we started squealing, it was like it was The Beatles, we freaked out!" Girls actress Allison Williams couldn't contain her excitement after receiving a compliment from Oscar-nominated Lincoln star Daniel Day-Lewis backstage at the Golden Globe Awards last weekend (13Jan13).

10th January 2013

Fact: Daniel Day-Lewis will become the first star to pick up three Best Actor Oscars if he wins gold at the Academy Awards next month (Feb13). He was nominated in the category for his role as President Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln on Thursday (10Jan13) and is a clear favourite to win.

30th December 2012

Quote: "My first heroes... were Admiral Horatio Nelson and Yuri Gagarin, shortly followed by World War Ii pilot Douglas Bader, whom I wrote to when I was eight years old and thanked for saving the country." Daniel Day-Lewis on his real-life heroes.

5th November 2012

Quote: "Every time Steven said, 'How 'bout so and so?' I said, 'How tall is he?' It was like buying cloth by the yard. I wanted to be the tallest person in the room." Daniel Day-Lewis on helping director Steven Spielberg cast their historical epic LINCOLN.

29th November 2011

Fact: Mad Men star Jared Harris has joined fellow London-born movie star Daniel Day Lewis in Steven Spielberg's historical drama Lincoln. Harris has been cast as Ulysses S. Grant opposite Sally Field and Day Lewis, who will play the assassinated U.S. president in the biopic.

16th December 2009

Quote: "If somebody had put a musical in front of me, I'd have thought: Why are you singing? Don't do that. Just get on with the story." Daniel Day-Lewis wasn't a fan of musicals until he starred in NINE.

19th November 2009

Quote: "I tried to think of an excuse not to do it but I couldn't think of one fast enough... Rob Marshall could charm the birds out of the trees." Daniel Day-Lewis on fighting the temptation not to star in new musical NINE.

18th November 2009

Quote: "There was a time in my life when I thought I might be a furniture maker because I did a lot of that when I was younger and I love it... I like making things." Daniel Day-Lewis on what he does in his spare time.

9th November 2009

Quote: "She does some rope work in one number... and she didn't want to wear gloves, so she was developing calluses and then they were bleeding. Daniel Day-Lewis called her a warrior, and she really is." Director Rob Marshall was amazed with NINE star Penelope Cruz's work ethic on the set of the musical.

2nd February 2009

Fact: Martin Scorsese is teaming up Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis again in his latest big screen venture SILENCE. Day-Lewis will play a 17th century priest alongside Benicio Del Toro.

14th October 2008

Quote: "I was the second choice to play Daniel Day Lewis' part in THERE WILL BE BLOOD and they said it's because I'm too attractive. I think, by now, I'd have at least five or six Oscars so, yeah, it has definitely hindered me." X-Men star James Marsden jokes about the curse of good looks.

8th September 2008

Quote: "It's what acting is really about - finding those roles where you can disappear. It's not about the celeb thing. There are those like Daniel Day-Lewis, Christian Bale, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, who transport you. They change themselves. That's the Mecca of my profession." Thandie Newton aspires to be a character actress.

30th July 2008

Quote: "I'm probably going to be the quietest that I've ever been while working just because I want to watch and learn." Pop star Fergie hopes to learn a lot on the set of new movie musical NINE, in which she'll play singing prostitute SARAGHINA opposite Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman and Marion Cotillard.

26th February 2008

Quote: "That's the least I could do. He's been so encouraging." Daniel Day-Lewis on kissing fellow Best Actor nominee George Clooney after landing the win at the Oscars on Sunday (24Feb08).

25th February 2008

Fact: Martin Scorsese is Daniel Day-Lewis' Oscars lucky charm - the moviemaker presented the Irishman with both his Best Actor prizes for My Left Foot and THERE WILL BE BLOOD.

25th February 2008

Quote: "There were a few people I thought, when the music came up, I thought, 'Just let them have a little moment. It's such a big moment for them.'" Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis thinks ceremony bosses were a little mean with the time they gave some awards recipients to make their acceptance speeches.

22nd January 2008

Fact: Martin Scorsese, Angelina Jolie, Daniel Day-Lewis, George Clooney, Marion Cotillard, James McAvoy and JUNO star Ellen Page turned the 11th annual Newsweek Oscar Roundtable discussion into a star-studded affair when the sextet gathered for a low-key chat about film and fame at Los Angeles' UCLA campus. The debate is available on Newsweek magazine's website.

20th December 2007

Quote: "As actors, we're all encouraged to feel that each job is the last job. They plant some little electrode in your head at an early stage and you think, 'Be grateful, be grateful, be grateful.'" Daniel Day-Lewis on his gratitude at landing roles in the entertainment industry.

19th December 2007

Quote: "Before I start a film, there is always a period where I think, 'I'm not sure I can do this again'." Actor Daniel Day Lewis is gripped with dread before every new job.

17th December 2007

Quote: "The astonishing thing about JONNY is that he didn't study composition... He is the resident composer for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and he scored the whole thing himself. I don't know how he did it." Daniel Day-Lewis was impressed by Radiohead star JONNY GREENWOOD's score for his new movie THERE WILL BE BLOOD.

8th December 2007

Fact: Halle Berry will be honoured with the Desert Palm Achievement Award for her role in THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in California next month (Jan08). Berry joins Daniel Day-Lewis, who will receive the same award for his performance in upcoming movie THERE WILL BE BLOOD.

5th December 2007

Fact: Actor Daniel Day-Lewis will be honoured with the Desert Palm Achievement Award for his role in upcoming movie THERE WILL BE BLOOD at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in California next month (Jan08).

6th September 2007

Fact: Actor Daniel Day-Lewis was honoured with the Silver Medallion Award at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado on Saturday (01Sep07).

18th September 2006

Quote: "All I've got to do to calm down is see Daniel Day Lewis in THE BALLAD OF JACK + ROSE and I know there's no such thing as the best living actor because something like that comes along and you get very humble very fast." Oscar winner Sean Penn on claims he's the best actor alive.

24th October 2005

Quote: <p>"He said, 'We're thinking of doing this film. We don't have any money and there's no director, do you wanna do it?' He chose the right man for the job because he must have known I was cheap." Daniel Day Lewis on agreeing to work with producer Noel Pearson on My Left Foot, for which the actor won an Oscar. </p>

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