10 Things You May Not Know Daniel Day-Lewis

While he was born in London, England, Daniel Day-Lewis actually holds dual citizenship – British and Irish.

In his youth, Day-Lewis was not initially drawn to acting. He considered becoming a cabinet-maker or a poet instead. 

Daniel Day-Lewis is known for his method acting and deep immersion into his roles. He takes his characters very seriously, and this dedication led to a temporary retirement from acting. 

During his retirement from acting, Day-Lewis pursued a new hobby – he trained as a cobbler (a person who repairs shoes).  

In addition to his interests in poetry and cabinet-making, Day-Lewis also considered becoming a musician.  

Daniel Day-Lewis is known for being extremely private and reclusive when he's not working on films. He values his personal space and keeps a low profile. 

Acting runs in the family. His father, Cecil Day-Lewis, was a poet, and his mother, Jill Balcon, was an actress. His sister, Tamasin Day-Lewis, is a documentary filmmaker. 

Day-Lewis is known for his linguistic skills. He's fluent in English, of course, but he's also proficient in Italian due to his time spent in Italy as a shoemaker. 

He's been involved in environmental activism and is passionate about sustainable living. 

Daniel Day-Lewis has an impressive Oscar record. He is the first actor to win three Academy Awards for Best Actor 

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