The real reason Daniel Day-Lewis quit acting
After more than three decades in the movie industry, three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis has decided to hang up his hat.
As Day-Lewis' representatives told Variety, his 2017 film with There Will Be Blood writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson, a '50s-set dress designer drama titled Phantom Thread, will be the last installment in his esteemed filmography. "He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years," their statement read. "This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject."
The notoriously private thespian may not be willing to elaborate publicly, but he has plenty of reasons to leave Hollywood's bright lights behind.