It’s a Sad Day Without Daniel Day-Lewis and These Other Actors Who Got Out Of The Business
It’s a sad day when you learn one of the greatest actors of our time is quitting, but he’s not the first of the celebrities to live a normal life.
Daniel Day-Lewis announced he would quit acting and Hollywood altogether after his next role in the upcoming untitled P.T. Anderson film this year. While he only pops up in our lives once every five or so years (his last film, Spielberg’s Lincoln in 2012), Lewis has carved out some of the most spot-on, timeless roles in Hollywood history. Between Bill “The Butcher” in Scorsese’s Gangs of New York, 30-year-old classic The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Anderson’s last mega-hit 10 years ago There Will Be Blood, there is really nothing left to be desired by the 60-year-old actor, who has previously taken long breaks from acting to live the quiet life, farming and what not.
After being the first and only man to receive three Best Actor Academy Awards (For My Left Foot, Lincoln, There Will Be Blood), he leaves quite a legacy and an even higher bar. As far as specifics go, his publicist claims it’s private, but hopefully, it’s only that he’s over acting. Sadly, we’re now stuck with a bunch of actors we’ve hated.