' ' Cinema Romantico: Daniel Day Lewis: How Far Will He Go?

Monday, May 02, 2011

Daniel Day Lewis: How Far Will He Go?

"You mean I have to die to discuss your insights on death?" - Bones, "Star Trek IV"

Daniel Day Lewis never left his wheelchair during the filming of "My Left Foot". He slept in an abandoned jail cell for "In The Name Of The Father" and lived on "The Crucible's" village set without running water or electricity and he fended for himself in the wilderness for six months, sleeping with a rifle, to prepare for "Last of the Mohicans." He trained 7 days a week for 3 years, sparring with professionals, to become "The Boxer." He memorably freaked Cameron Diaz to high heaven by insisting that everyone call him Bill (his character's name), not Daniel, on set of "Gangs of New York." 

So.....if two time Oscar winner Day Lewis were going to play, oh, I don't know, let's say.....Abraham Lincoln, how far do you think he'd go to prepare?


Thomas said...

I'm sure everyone on set will hate him but the audience will love the performance and he'll have an easy path to his third Oscar.


Castor said...

A great actor to portray possibly the greatest President of the United States of America. Let's hope it happens!

Derek Armstrong said...

I would say that time travel would have to be involved. He might also ask someone to shoot him in the head at close range with a paintball gun.