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Lincoln (2012)

Daniel Day-Lewis as "Abraham Lincoln"

With the nation embroiled in still another year with the high death count of Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) brings the full measure of his passion, humanity and political skill to what would become his defining legacy: to end the war and permanently abolish slavery through the 13th Amendment. Having great courage, acumen and moral fortitude, Lincoln pushes forward to compel the nation, and those in government who oppose him, to aim toward a greater good for all mankind.

Academy Award (2012) Won Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012) Won Leading Actor
Golden Globe (2012) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Nine (2009)

Daniel Day-Lewis as "Guido Contini"

Italian film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) grapples with epic crises in his personal and professional lives. At the same time, he must strike a balance of the demands of numerous women in his life, including his wife (Marion Cotillard), his mistress (Penélope Cruz), and his confidant (Judi Dench).

Golden Globe (2009) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

There Will Be Blood (2007)

Daniel Day-Lewis as "Daniel Plainview"

Silver miner Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) leads a hardscrabble life with his son, H.W. (Dillon Freasier). When he hears about oil oozing from the ground near the Western town of Little Boston, Daniel takes his son on a mission to find their fortune. Daniel makes his lucky strike and becomes a self-made tycoon but, as his fortune grows, he deviates into moral bankruptcy.

Academy Award (2007) Won Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007) Won Leading Actor
Golden Globe (2007) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Gangs of New York (2002)

Daniel Day-Lewis as "Bill the Butcher"

Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a young Irish immigrant released from prison. He returns to the Five Points seeking revenge against his father's killer, William Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis), a powerful anti-immigrant gang leader. He knows that revenge can only be attained by infiltrating Cutting's inner circle. Amsterdam's journey becomes a fight for personal survival and to find a place for the Irish people in 1860's New York.

Academy Award (2002) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002) Won Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2002) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

The Boxer (1997)

Daniel Day-Lewis as "Danny Flynn"

Rising teen boxer and Belfast native Danny Flynn (Daniel Day-Lewis) was imprisoned for 14 years after getting involved with the Irish Republican Army. Newly freed from jail in his early 30s, Danny returns home and attempts to put his life back together. Reopening his neighborhood gym and reconnecting with his lost love, Maggie (Emily Watson), now a single mother while her husband is in prison, Danny battles against his former IRA compadres, including the militant Harry (Gerard McSorley).

Golden Globe (1997) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

In the Name of the Father (1993)

Daniel Day-Lewis as "Gerry Conlon"

Unemployed young Irishman Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis) gets by as a petty thief in 1970s Belfast. When local IRA leaders get fed up with him, he flees to England and meets up with his friend Paul Hill (John Lynch). On the same night that the IRA bombs a nearby pub, the friends get kicked out of their communal digs and are forced to sleep in a park. He returns to Belfast, but is arrested as the prime suspect in the bombing and imprisoned, where he spends 15 years trying to clear his name.

Academy Award (1993) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1993) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Daniel Day-Lewis as "Hawkeye/Nathaniel Poe"

The last members of a dying Native American tribe, the Mohicans -- Uncas (Eric Schweig), his father Chingachgook (Russell Means), and his adopted half-white brother Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis) -- live in peace alongside British colonists. But when the daughters (Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May) of a British colonel are kidnapped by a traitorous scout, Hawkeye and Uncas must rescue them in the crossfire of a gruesome military conflict of which they wanted no part: the French and Indian War.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role

My Left Foot (1989)

Daniel Day-Lewis as "Christy Brown"

No one expects much from Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis), a boy with cerebral palsy born into a working-class Irish family. Though Christy is a spastic quadriplegic and essentially paralyzed, a miraculous event occurs when, at the age of 5, he demonstrates control of his left foot by using chalk to scrawl a word on the floor. With the help of his steely mother (Brenda Fricker) -- and no shortage of grit and determination -- Christy overcomes his infirmity to become a painter, poet and author.

Academy Award (1989) Won Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989) Won Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1989) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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