She'd draw a chap with a Mohican hairdo dancing on the left hand side, now where was that picture of Daniel Day-Lewis?
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."
Daniel Day-Lewis was born into a creatively inclined family.
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.
With this family heritage, it's no wonder that Daniel Day-Lewis became an actor and his sister, Tamasin, became a filmmaker.
Cecil Day-Lewis was 53 when his youngest son was born.
His family lineage and wealth didn't help Daniel Day-Lewis when it came to the local neighborhood boys.
Day-Lewis is of Irish and Jewish descent, which subjected him to teasing and bullying by some of the rougher boys in the neighborhood.
Instead of fighting back or telling his parents, Daniel Day-Lewis chose to study the boys and copy their behavior.
Day-Lewis considers this his first acting role.
The vendor asked Daniel Day-Lewis and his friends if they were interested - they agreed and appeared in the film.
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 didn't receive the apprenticeship due to his lack of experience, so he turned back to acting.
In 1984, Daniel Day-Lewis made his first major film debut in a leading role in The Bounty.
At this time, the New York Film Critics took notice of Day-Lewis' talents and named him the "Best Supporting Actor" of 1985.
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.
After doing a film with such heavy existential and philosophical subject matter, Day-Lewis turned to comedy, in Stars and Bars.
In 1989, Day-Lewis played the lead role of Christy Brown in My Left Foot.
Daniel Day-Lewis' portrayal of Brown earned him the Oscar award for "Best Actor in a Leading Role."
There Will Be Blood (2007) - Day-Lewis won his second Oscar for this film.
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.
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