Daniel Day-Lewis in his top 10 roles

Here are 10 highly regarded films that feature Daniel Day-Lewis in leading roles:

  1. There Will Be Blood (2007) – Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, Day-Lewis gives a mesmerizing performance as a ruthless oilman in early 20th-century America.
  2. My Left Foot (1989) – Day-Lewis won his first Academy Award for his portrayal of Christy Brown, an Irishman with cerebral palsy who learns to paint and write with his left foot.
  3. Lincoln (2012) – Directed by Steven Spielberg, Day-Lewis won his third Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the 16th President of the United States during the Civil War.
  4. Gangs of New York (2002) – Day-Lewis plays a ruthless gang leader in 1860s New York City, in this film directed by Martin Scorsese.
  5. In the Name of the Father (1993) – Based on a true story, Day-Lewis plays an Irishman wrongly imprisoned for an IRA bombing in England.
  6. The Last of the Mohicans (1992) – Set during the French and Indian War, Day-Lewis plays Hawkeye, a frontiersman who falls in love with the daughter of a British officer.
  7. The Age of Innocence (1993) – Directed by Martin Scorsese, Day-Lewis plays a wealthy lawyer in 19th-century New York City who falls in love with a woman engaged to another man.
  8. Phantom Thread (2017) – In what he has said will be his final film role, Day-Lewis plays a renowned dressmaker in 1950s London who becomes involved with a young woman who disrupts his routine.
  9. The Boxer (1997) – Day-Lewis plays a former boxer and IRA member who returns to his hometown in Northern Ireland after serving fourteen years in prison.
  10. A Room with a View (1985) – In one of his early film roles, Day-Lewis plays Cecil Vyse, a stuffy Englishman who falls in love with a young woman on a trip to Florence, Italy.
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