The three-time Oscar winner, who is 60 years old, has one final movie titled 'Phantom Thread' that will hit the big screen this Christmas.
Daniel Day-Lewis has made a shocking announcement of his retirement from acting. Through his representative Leslee Dart, the three-time Oscar winner reveals that he is no longer pursuing acting and is leaving the profession for good at the age of 60.
"Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor," reads the statement issued to Variety. "He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject."
The acclaimed actor made his acting debut at the age of 14 in 1971's "Sunday, Bloody Sunday". He first gained attention on the stage and on television, before dazzling critics in 1985 with the one-two punch of "My Beautiful Laundrette" and "A Room With a View".
Over the course of his career, the actor has won three Academy Awards. He is the first actor to win three Oscars in the lead actor category. He won the awards for his performances in "My Left Foot", "There Will Be Blood" and Steven Spielberg's 2012 movie "Lincoln".
In addition, Daniel was nominated for Oscars for his roles in "In the name of the Father" and "Gangs of New York". He has one final movie titled "Phantom Thread" which is slated to hit U.S. theaters this year on December 25.