History says that the art of acting was born before 534 BC when Thespis took the stage and played a character in a play. Well, the art of acting had a really good run, but the game is done now that the ac-TOR of all ac-TORS, Daniel Day-Lewis, has announced to the world that he’s retiring forever! Today, the comedy and tragedy masks are both crying over acting being done!
Variety says that three-time Oscar winner DDL gives his grand finale performance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread (working title), which comes out on Christmas Day this year. DDL will promote that movie (because dude may be done with acting but he’s not done with trying to get another OSCUH) and then he’ll take his final bow as an actor. DDL’s rep, Leslee Dart, released a statement about his retirement and it doesn’t say why he’s decided to retire again. DDL semi-retired in the 90s and went off to do woodworking stuff and make shoes.
“Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject. ”
Sure, Daniel Day-Lewis retiring from acting could be part of his preparation to play the title role in The Man Who Retired From Acting, but I bet that the movie stars of Hollywood are still shooting out a geyser of excitement because they no longer have to compete with him at the Oscars. But they shouldn’t get too excited, I’m sure the Academy will announce that they’re shutting down next year and the 2018 Oscars will be its last since acting is dead now. I know, I’m being more dramatic than DDL. Acting isn’t dead. First of all, he’s telling lies and is retiring the same way that Cher’s lying ass “retired from touring“ in 2002. He’ll be back. Second of all, acting can’t be dead as long as Thee Meryl Streep (and that scruffy dog from the State Farm commercial) are around! That scruffy dog truly gave the performance of the year.