Day-Lewis is the only actor to have won three Best Actor Academy Awards (Jack Nicholson and Walter Brennan each won three apiece, but not all in the lead Actor category), for his roles in Lincoln (2012), There Will Be Blood (2007), and My Left Foot (1989).
He will not comment further about the decision, she said. Day-Lewis' final role will be in "Phantom Thread", a drama that reunites him with his "There Will Be Blood" director Paul Thomas Anderson and is due in theatres on december 25, 2017. Day-Lewis is famous for ducking the spotlight and taking years between roles to either prepare for his performances or pursue interests off the screen (shoemaking among them). Famously, he will stay in character even when the cameras are no longer rolling.
His final film, "Phantom Thread", is scheduled to come out on Christmas Day this year.
He previously won Academy Awards for My Left Foot (1989) and There Will Be Blood (2007), and was nominated for Gangs of NY (2002).
Danie Day-Lewis accepting his third best actor Oscar for 'Lincoln.' [Image by Kevin Winter/Getty Images]1.
Immensely private, Day-Lewis has often gone on hiatus from his craft, disappearing from public life for years at a time, once spending an entire summer making shoes in Italy. Day-Lewis masterfully portrays Conlon in the film based on Conlon's autobiography. His performance quite deservedly won him his third Oscar for best actor.