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Daniel Day-Lewis: A profile

<p>Daniel Day-Lewis Oscar winner for best actor for "There Will Be Blood" poses backstage at the 80th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Daniel Day-Lewis Oscar winner for best actor for "There Will Be Blood" poses backstage at the 80th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Daniel Day-Lewis Oscar winner for best actor for "There Will Be Blood" poses backstage at the 80th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Actor Daniel Day Lewis poses for a portrait in New York, November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri </p>

Actor Daniel Day Lewis poses for a portrait in New York, November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Actor Daniel Day Lewis poses for a portrait in New York, November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Actor Daniel Day-Lewis poses with his Oscar statuette after winning the Best Actor category for "There will Be Blood" at the 80th annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, in Hollywood February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis poses with his Oscar statuette after winning the Best Actor category for "There will Be Blood" at the 80th annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, in Hollywood February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis poses with his Oscar statuette after winning the Best Actor category for "There will Be Blood" at the 80th annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, in Hollywood February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Daniel Day-Lewis holds up the Best Actor Oscar that he won for his performance in "My Left Foot" at the 62nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 26, 1990. REUTERS/Blake Sell </p>

Daniel Day-Lewis holds up the Best Actor Oscar that he won for his performance in "My Left Foot" at the 62nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 26, 1990. REUTERS/Blake Sell

Daniel Day-Lewis holds up the Best Actor Oscar that he won for his performance in "My Left Foot" at the 62nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 26, 1990. REUTERS/Blake Sell

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<p>British-born actor Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the award for best actor for his role in "There Will Be Blood" at the 13th annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica January 7, 2008. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

British-born actor Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the award for best actor for his role in "There Will Be Blood" at the 13th annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica January 7, 2008. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

British-born actor Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the award for best actor for his role in "There Will Be Blood" at the 13th annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica January 7, 2008. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Actor Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the Oscar for best actor for "There Will Be Blood" from presenter Helen Mirren, dressed in Georges Chakra, during the 80th annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, in Hollywood, February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn </p>

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the Oscar for best actor for "There Will Be Blood" from presenter Helen Mirren, dressed in Georges Chakra, during the 80th annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, in Hollywood, February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn more

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the Oscar for best actor for "There Will Be Blood" from presenter Helen Mirren, dressed in Georges Chakra, during the 80th annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, in Hollywood, February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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<p>Actor Daniel Day-Lewis smiles as he greets presenter Helen Mirren backstage after winning the Oscar for best actor for his work in "There Will Be Blood" at the 80th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis smiles as he greets presenter Helen Mirren backstage after winning the Oscar for best actor for his work in "There Will Be Blood" at the 80th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis smiles as he greets presenter Helen Mirren backstage after winning the Oscar for best actor for his work in "There Will Be Blood" at the 80th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Actor Daniel Day-Lewis poses during a photocall to present his film 'There Will Be Blood' running in competition at the 58th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 8, 2008. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke </p>

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis poses during a photocall to present his film 'There Will Be Blood' running in competition at the 58th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 8, 2008. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis poses during a photocall to present his film 'There Will Be Blood' running in competition at the 58th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 8, 2008. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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<p>British actor Daniel Day-Lewis listens to reporters' questions during a news conference in Athens February 14, 2008.  REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis </p>

British actor Daniel Day-Lewis listens to reporters' questions during a news conference in Athens February 14, 2008. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

British actor Daniel Day-Lewis listens to reporters' questions during a news conference in Athens February 14, 2008. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>British actor Daniel Day-Lewis poses during a photocall to present the film 'There Will Be Blood' running in competition at the 58th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 8, 2008. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch </p>

British actor Daniel Day-Lewis poses during a photocall to present the film 'There Will Be Blood' running in competition at the 58th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 8, 2008. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

British actor Daniel Day-Lewis poses during a photocall to present the film 'There Will Be Blood' running in competition at the 58th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 8, 2008. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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<p>Entertainment journalist Mary Hart announces actor Daniel Day-Lewis as winner of the best actor in a drama motion picture Golden Globe Award for his role in "There Will Be Blood" at the 65th annual Golden Globe Awards news conference at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California January 13, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Entertainment journalist Mary Hart announces actor Daniel Day-Lewis as winner of the best actor in a drama motion picture Golden Globe Award for his role in "There Will Be Blood" at the 65th annual Golden Globe Awards news conference at the Beverly...more

Entertainment journalist Mary Hart announces actor Daniel Day-Lewis as winner of the best actor in a drama motion picture Golden Globe Award for his role in "There Will Be Blood" at the 65th annual Golden Globe Awards news conference at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California January 13, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for 'There Will Be Blood' at the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 27, 2008. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for 'There Will Be Blood' at the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 27, 2008. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for 'There Will Be Blood' at the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 27, 2008. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Actor Daniel Day Lewis poses for a portrait in New York, November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri </p>

Actor Daniel Day Lewis poses for a portrait in New York, November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Actor Daniel Day Lewis poses for a portrait in New York, November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Actor Daniel Day-Lewis arrives for the premiere of the film "There Will Be Blood" in New York December 10, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis arrives for the premiere of the film "There Will Be Blood" in New York December 10, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis arrives for the premiere of the film "There Will Be Blood" in New York December 10, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>British actor Daniel Day-Lewis, nominated for an Oscar for best actor in a leading role for his work in "There Will Be Blood," arrives with his wife Rebecca Miller at the 80th annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, in Hollywood February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

British actor Daniel Day-Lewis, nominated for an Oscar for best actor in a leading role for his work in "There Will Be Blood," arrives with his wife Rebecca Miller at the 80th annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, in Hollywood February 24, 2008....more

British actor Daniel Day-Lewis, nominated for an Oscar for best actor in a leading role for his work in "There Will Be Blood," arrives with his wife Rebecca Miller at the 80th annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, in Hollywood February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Actors Daniel Day-Lewis (R) and wife Rebecca Miller pose as they arrive for the world premiere of the film "Nine" at Leicester Square in London December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs </p>

Actors Daniel Day-Lewis (R) and wife Rebecca Miller pose as they arrive for the world premiere of the film "Nine" at Leicester Square in London December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs

Actors Daniel Day-Lewis (R) and wife Rebecca Miller pose as they arrive for the world premiere of the film "Nine" at Leicester Square in London December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs

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<p>British actor Daniel Day-Lewis (L) poses with his wife and U.S. director Rebecca Miller during a photo session at the 5th Marrakesh International Film Festival in Marrakesh, Morocco, November 18, 2005.  REUTERS/Andrea Comas</p>

British actor Daniel Day-Lewis (L) poses with his wife and U.S. director Rebecca Miller during a photo session at the 5th Marrakesh International Film Festival in Marrakesh, Morocco, November 18, 2005. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

British actor Daniel Day-Lewis (L) poses with his wife and U.S. director Rebecca Miller during a photo session at the 5th Marrakesh International Film Festival in Marrakesh, Morocco, November 18, 2005. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

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<p>Irish actor Day-Lewis and his wife director Miller pose during a photocall for the film 'The Ballade of Jack and Rose' in Berlin. Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis poses during a photocall for the film 'The Ballade of Jack and Rose' with his wife director Rebecca Miller (R) which is not part of the competition at the 55th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 15, 2005. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch</p>

Irish actor Day-Lewis and his wife director Miller pose during a photocall for the film 'The Ballade of Jack and Rose' in Berlin. Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis poses during a photocall for the film 'The Ballade of Jack and Rose' with his wife director...more

Irish actor Day-Lewis and his wife director Miller pose during a photocall for the film 'The Ballade of Jack and Rose' in Berlin. Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis poses during a photocall for the film 'The Ballade of Jack and Rose' with his wife director Rebecca Miller (R) which is not part of the competition at the 55th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 15, 2005. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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<p>Actor Daniel Day-Lewis arrives for the 75th annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California March 23, 2003.  REUTERS/Fred Prouser</p>

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis arrives for the 75th annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California March 23, 2003. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis arrives for the 75th annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California March 23, 2003. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

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<p>British actor Daniel Day-Lewis poses during a photo session at the 5th Marrakesh International Film Festival in Marrakesh, Morocco, November 18, 2005.  REUTERS/Jean Blondin</p>

British actor Daniel Day-Lewis poses during a photo session at the 5th Marrakesh International Film Festival in Marrakesh, Morocco, November 18, 2005. REUTERS/Jean Blondin

British actor Daniel Day-Lewis poses during a photo session at the 5th Marrakesh International Film Festival in Marrakesh, Morocco, November 18, 2005. REUTERS/Jean Blondin

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<p>Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis attends a news conference to introduce the film 'The Ballade of Jack and Rose' by director Rebecca Miller which is not part of the competition at the 55th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 15, 2005. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch </p>

Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis attends a news conference to introduce the film 'The Ballade of Jack and Rose' by director Rebecca Miller which is not part of the competition at the 55th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 15, 2005....more

Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis attends a news conference to introduce the film 'The Ballade of Jack and Rose' by director Rebecca Miller which is not part of the competition at the 55th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 15, 2005. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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<p>Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and actress Winona Ryder (L) , stars of the new film "The Crucible" pose together at the film's premiere November 20, 1996.  REUTERS/Fred Prouser</p>

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and actress Winona Ryder (L) , stars of the new film "The Crucible" pose together at the film's premiere November 20, 1996. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and actress Winona Ryder (L) , stars of the new film "The Crucible" pose together at the film's premiere November 20, 1996. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

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<p>Actors Daniel Day-Lewis (R) and Emily Watson embrace in an undated photo from the new Universal film "The Boxer".  REUTERS/Handout</p>

Actors Daniel Day-Lewis (R) and Emily Watson embrace in an undated photo from the new Universal film "The Boxer". REUTERS/Handout

Actors Daniel Day-Lewis (R) and Emily Watson embrace in an undated photo from the new Universal film "The Boxer". REUTERS/Handout

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<p>Leonardo DiCaprio, Walter Veltroni, Daniel Day-Lewis and Martin Scorsese appear on Rome's city hall balcony January 11, 2003.   REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico</p>

Leonardo DiCaprio, Walter Veltroni, Daniel Day-Lewis and Martin Scorsese appear on Rome's city hall balcony January 11, 2003. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

Leonardo DiCaprio, Walter Veltroni, Daniel Day-Lewis and Martin Scorsese appear on Rome's city hall balcony January 11, 2003. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

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<p>Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is shown in a scene from his film "The Boxer."  REUTERS/Handout</p>

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is shown in a scene from his film "The Boxer." REUTERS/Handout

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is shown in a scene from his film "The Boxer." REUTERS/Handout

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