Daniel Day-Lewis went on to play major and minor roles on stage, television and film for the next few years, including the lead role in 1988's The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
Daniel Day-Lewis is an accomplished actor who is widely revered by his Hollywood peers who often compare him to Marlon Brando and call him the "consummate professional."
His father, Cecil Day-Lewis, is the Poet Laureate of England and a successful author (under the pen name Nicholas Blake) and his mother, Jill Balcon, was an actress.
Daniel Day-Lewis has a history of tiring of the film industry, once leaving to become a cabinet maker and again leaving the industry to become a cobbler.
The following years would find Daniel Day-Lewis acting in many of his high school plays and traveling the country with the National Youth Theater.
Day-Lewis is of Irish and Jewish descent, which subjected him to teasing and bullying by some of the rougher boys in the neighborhood.
After doing a film with such heavy existential and philosophical subject matter, Day-Lewis turned to comedy, in Stars and Bars.
At this time, the New York Film Critics took notice of Day-Lewis' talents and named him the "Best Supporting Actor" of 1985.
With this family heritage, it's no wonder that Daniel Day-Lewis became an actor and his sister, Tamasin, became a filmmaker.
Instead of fighting back or telling his parents, Daniel Day-Lewis chose to study the boys and copy their behavior.