Picks reflect film acting roles only. Among other things, Daniel Day-Lewis makes a compelling argument for quality over quantity, when it comes to assembling any best actor of all time argument. His filmography is the smallest of just about anyone I have ever featured at Make the Case. If his current retirement sticks , and there is every reason to believe that it will, Lewis will have only appeared in 21 films from one end of his career to the other. To date, no other actor has won that many in that specific category. Rather than be legitimized by the acknowledgements of a group like the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, the presence of Lewis as the winningest Best Actor nominee in Oscar history gives such awards a little more credence.
Production notes[ edit ] Schlesinger had the idea for the movie when making Far from the Madding Crowd. He approached Penelope Gillat, who had recently done a novel A Statement of Change about a love triangle involving a doctor, and asked if she would write a script. They had extensive discussions and she wrote the first draft in London over ten days. For what it is it ended up being terribly expensive. Both were offered the parts but turned them down.
Image copyright : see contents page of each issue. This most magnificently transformative of actors retains the ability to inhabit characters so thoroughly that you quickly forget the softly spoken actor behind them. Cast your mind back to , and imagine the awestruck response to the realisation that the priggish Cecil Vyse in Room With A View and the rugged, bisexual punk Johnny in My Beautiful Launderette were played the same man. And in the same year.
The elusive actor made the statement via his publicist, Leslee Dart. He has not yet specified why exactly he is leaving the business. Read on for details: 1. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject. The film is set to be released in Dec.