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Daniel Day-Lewis Insisted on Being Carried to Set on 1 Film

Daniel Day-Lewis is one of Hollywood’s most legendary actors. Known for his strict adherence to method acting and his intense onscreen persona, he has appeared in many acclaimed movies. Although he officially retired from acting in 2017, his work in the entertainment industry remains legendary. One of the most notable instances of Day-Lewis’ dedication came in the 1989 drama My Left Foot. Reportedly, he insisted on being carried to and from the set in order to preserve his integrity to the method.

Daniel Day-Lewis is a dedicated method actor

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. | Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Born and raised in London, Day-Lewis got his start on stage, acting in a wide variety of theatre productions. In the early ’80s, he started acting in movies, opting for small roles in films to accompany his stage work. He earned early acclaim for his roles in films like My Beautiful Laundrette and A Room with a View. And soon, Day-Lewis was receiving acclaim as one of the film industry’s most promising performers.

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