Daniel Day-lewis: The Biography (英語) ハードカバー – 2005/3/30
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Regarded by many as the finest actor of his generation, Daniel Day- Lewis has become one of Hollywood's most bankable stars. His diverse performances in roles such as cerebral palsy sufferer Christy Brown and Butcher Bill in Gangs of New York have cemented his reputation as a chameleon method actor.
Laura Jackson is a bestselling rock and film biographer who has interviewed many of the world's leading celebrities. In a career spanning nearly two decades she has charted the lives of the stars and gained access to their inner circles to produce a series of critically acclaimed biographies.
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When I found out he stayed in character on and off screen, I thought it only happened when he worked on Gangs of New York. But from reading this, I found he stayed in character in every movie he made. For example: When he worked on The Last of the Mohicans, he would stay away from modern technology and would probably hide in the woods while his costars were enjoying their breaks socializing and smoking. It makes me want to grab scissors and cut off that long hair. Daniel was never in the movie Silence. I know that from a video where at the 2013 Oscars he told the press that he need to have a lie down for a few years after Lincoln. (Trip over my thing.) I grew up listening to Eminem as a kid. Now I don't listen to the rapper anymore. I consider Day-Lewis the master of disguise; a chameleon even. Thumbs up. I've started reading this on 8 February and I finished it within 2 weeks.
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS, THE BIOGRAPHY was originally released in 1999, this paperback edition updating his life/career to January 2013 with Day-Lewis' acclaimed LINCOLN portrayal. Though the British-Irish actor, son of U.K. Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis, has been very selective in the films he's been involved in, his total commitment to a role has netted him three Oscars, making him the ONLY male actor in history to garner a trio of Best Actor awards. Likewise, few actors have walked away from the industry like the intensely private Day-Lewis, whose turbulent personal life has been tabloid fodder for years.
Jackson does an admirable job in revealing the actor and the man behind the mask. She combines revealing reminiscences from friends and colleagues with material from various Brit, Irish and American sources to present an appealing portrait.
Movie buffs will enjoy DANIEL DAY-LEWIS, THE BIOGRAPHY for its detailed information on and insights into this talented, enigmatic screen legend. Recommended.