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Five interesting facts about Daniel Day-Lewis

April 30, 2019 GMT

It’s his birthday

Acclaimed actor Daniel Day-Lewis was born on April 29, 1957, in London. He turns 62 today.

Unparalleled success

Day-Lewis is the only male actor in history to win the Oscar for Best Actor three times. Lewis earned the trio of honors for “My Left Foot” (1989), “There Will Be Blood” (2007) and “Lincoln’’ (2012).

Time took notice

Time Magazine recognized the brilliance of Day-Lewis by naming him “The World’s Greatest Actor’’ in November 2012.

A private man

Protective of his private life, Day-Lewis rarely gives interviews and makes very few public appearances.

Now retired

On June 20, 2017, Day-Lewis’ spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, announced that he was retiring from acting.