Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis

Biography

Author Profession: British Actor
Born: April 29, 1957
Age: 59 years old
Birth Sign: Taurus

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It's a source of great sadness to me that my father died without having seen me do anything worthwhile. He was constantly having to make excuses for me.

I was a savage for so many years of my life. There was some seed of determination in me that I was not conscious of. I was mostly consciously getting into trouble and drunk.

I live in a landscape, which every single day of my life is enriching.

I just knew at an early time in my life how important privacy was.

I come from not just a household but a country where the finesse of language, well-balanced sentence, structure, syntax, these things are driven into us, and my parents, bless them, are great custodians of the English language.

At some point in your life, if you're lucky, you get to design the way in which things evolve.

I think I have a strange relationship with time. I'm not really aware of that time passing. I don't feel that I'm wasteful with time. But I'm not aware of it passing.

My main memories of my father are of his illness.

For as long as I can remember, the thing that gave me a sense of wonderment and renewal... has always been the work of other actors.

A voice is such a deep, personal reflection of character.

I didn't like the idea of being foolish, but I learned pretty soon that it was essential to fail and be foolish.

If you have a certain wildness of spirit, a cabinet maker's workshop is not the place to express it.

To people who don't know me I'm defined by a number of things that people know about me that are entirely untrue.

As actors, we're all encouraged to feel that each job is the last job. They plant some little electrode in your head at an early stage and you think, 'Be grateful, be grateful, be grateful.'

I love to sit and watch people. I love to sit and listen to people.

I can't honestly account for the very personal response that I have to one story and not another, a sense of an orbit, the orbit of a world that draws me as my own life recedes.

When I was younger, I made some decisions that I shouldn't have. And, in hindsight, I've almost always been wrong when I haven't listened to myself.

For about a year, I just didn't know what to do. I did laboring jobs, working in the docks, construction sites.

I'm not picky, quite honestly.

The West has always been the epicentre of possibility. One of the ways we forge against mortality is to head west. It's to do with catching the sun before it slips behind the horizon.

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