85th Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsDaniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting.

His spokeswoman told Variety, "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."

Day-Lewis is the only male actor to win three Oscars in the lead category, for "My Left Foot," "There Will Be Blood," and "Lincoln."

The 60-year-old has one upcoming film, "Phantom Thread," which reunites him with "There Will Be Blood" director Paul Thomas Anderson. The story of a royal dressmaker, the movie opens on Christmas Day and Day-Lewis reportedly will help promote the movie.

After winning the Oscar for "Lincoln" in 2013, it looked like Day-Lewis would take another long break. Then again, he's always been notoriously choosy about projects. And he has flirted with leaving the profession before. Between 1997 and 2002, he worked as a cobbler in Italy.

"It's an antidote to this other thing I do. Most particularly, perhaps, because you see this visible evidence, you have this tangible thing at the end, and if you f— up, you can see it very clearly and do it again," Day-Lewis told Rolling Stone in 2003.

Day-Lewis is married to writer/director Rebecca Miller and has three children.

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