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February 25, 2008 | Rachel Abramowitz, Times Staff Writer
IN the age of celebrity, where have all the actors gone? That's what crossed the mind when Daniel Day-Lewis ascended the stage to collect the statuette for best leading actor for his role as the rapacious oilman Daniel Plainview in the epic "There Will Be Blood."
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March 2, 2014 | By Christy Khoshaba
We watch these big-budget, big-star feature films time and again, and we learn to appreciate the actors and recognize them as Hollywood's most famous stars. Sometimes we're such fans that we see movies just because of them. Brad Pitt. Will Smith. Tom Cruise. Hollywood's very best, it seems. But, while all have been nominated for Academy Awards, none have won the little gold statue we call Oscar.  [ Update: On Sunday night, Brad Pitt won an Oscar for co-producing "12 Years a Slave.
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December 28, 1997 | Jan Stuart, Jan Stuart is a staff writer for Newsday
Even his trainer thought he was becoming a little too, um, enthusiastic. When it was decided that Daniel Day-Lewis was going to play a boxer in "The Boxer," a new screen collaboration by the "In the Name of the Father" team Jim Sheridan and Terry George, the actor threw himself into preparations with a fervor that could be conservatively described as whole hog. He trained like a man possessed.
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February 17, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The Academy Awards' reigning best actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, and best actress, Jennifer Lawrence, will join this year's ceremony as presenters, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced. Day-Lewis is a three-time Oscar winner, most recently for his role as the 16th president in the Steven Spielberg-directed historical drama "Lincoln. " He has been nominated for five Oscars over the course of his career, all for lead actor. Lawrence, who won the lead actress trophy last year for her performance as a troubled young widow in the David O. Russell drama "Silver Linings Playbook," will be doing double duty this year as a presenter and a nominee.
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January 2, 1994 | RICK MARIN, Rick Marin is a free-lance writer based in New York.
Some actors play parts. Daniel Day-Lewis becomes them: "My Left Foot," "Last of the Mohicans," "The Age of Innocence." He's developed a reputation as an actor who out-Methods even big Method guys like De Niro, Pacino and Hoffman. He stays in character on movie sets whether the camera's rolling or not. He's been known to show up for interviews with the media affecting the costume and manner of his current project.
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January 30, 1988 | WILLIAM HALL
The problem with being Daniel Day-Lewis--apart from being blessed or cursed with the name of one of England's former poet laureates--is that he can't hang his role on a peg at the end of the day. He can't head home for a cup of hot chocolate, stretch out in front of the TV and forget the day's agonies before the camera. "Some actors pretend they're not afraid every time they step out on to a stage or a film set," he said. "I don't believe them.
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February 17, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The Academy Awards' reigning best actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, and best actress, Jennifer Lawrence, will join this year's ceremony as presenters, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced. Day-Lewis is a three-time Oscar winner, most recently for his role as the 16th president in the Steven Spielberg-directed historical drama "Lincoln. " He has been nominated for five Oscars over the course of his career, all for lead actor. Lawrence, who won the lead actress trophy last year for her performance as a troubled young widow in the David O. Russell drama "Silver Linings Playbook," will be doing double duty this year as a presenter and a nominee.
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December 18, 2012 | By Susan King
Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis and the acclaimed documentary "Bully" will be receiving special awards in January. Day-Lewis, who is currently starring as the 16th president in Steven Spielberg's epic "Lincoln," is the recipient of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Montecito Award. The honor recognizes a performer who has given a number of memorable performances throughout their career. Previous recipients include Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem and Naomi Watts.
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October 11, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
"He was a great storyteller and a jokester. " That's how "Lincoln" star Daniel Day-Lewis described the iconic 16th president in a 43-minute Q&A with director Steven Spielberg that streamed Wednesday night on Yahoo after a special screening of the film in New York. (Watch it above.) It's an enjoyable conversation that touches on numerous aspects of Spielberg's long-awaited "Lincoln," which focuses on the final four months of the president's life and his efforts to pass the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery.
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February 24, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
Daniel Day-Lewis won the lead actor Oscar for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" on Sunday night at the 85th Academy Awards. Day-Lewis, 55, becomes the first actor to win three lead Oscars. Katharine Hepburn won four in the lead actress category. Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Ingrid Bergman and Walter Brennan have also won three statuettes in a mix of both the lead and supporting categories. Oscars 2013: Nominee list | Ballot | Trivia | Timeline Day-Lewis' immersive work as America's 16th president in "Lincoln" became one of the Oscar season's most celebrated turns from the moment the movie screened at the New York Film Festival in early October.
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November 8, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
The revival of Matthew McConaughey's career continues apace with the announcement he will be receiving the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film festival. The awards gala will be Jan. 4, during the festival running Jan. 3-14, 2014. McConaughey is receiving rave reviews for his performance as Ron Woodroof in "Dallas Buyers Club," a real-life saga of a hard-living electrician and small-time rodeo rider who is diagnosed with HIV in the mid-'80s.
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August 5, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
With the notable exception of 2012's "Flight" - a character piece that earned him fresh plaudits and an Academy Award nomination -- Denzel Washington has had a remarkably consistent career over the last five years. Every one of the five lead roles he's taken has had him playing a lone-wolf-in-danger in a commercial action pic. Sure, a bit more comedy has been drizzled on to some of the parts, and character nuances have been a little different--he's an all-powerful international spy one time, a veteran train operator the next - but the overall shape is remarkably similar.
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April 24, 2013 | By David Ng
Daniel Day-Lewis will soon have a new role to obsessively inhabit -- recipient of an honorary doctoral degree from the Juilliard School in New York. The arts school said it also would bestow commencement honors this year on opera singer Dawn Upshaw, pianist Alfred Brendel, choreographer Ohad Naharin and jazz musician Sonny Rollins. In addition, Juilliard said it would include writer Harriet Heyman and technology venture capitalist Michael Moritz among the honorees at its commencement ceremony on May 24 at Alice Tully Hall.
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April 18, 2013 | By David Ng
Los Angeles artist Ed Ruscha and Chinese architect Wang Shu have been named to Time magazine's new list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The annual list, which features personalities from politics, business, sports and culture, was released on Thursday. Last year, Wang won the Pritzker Prize, the highest honor in the field of architecture. A resident of Hangzhou, located west of Shanghai, Wang has worked almost exclusively in China. His buildings include the Ningbo Museum of Art and the Ningbo Museum of History.
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March 9, 2013 | By Hugh Hart
In 2005, Romania's equivalent of the sensational O.J. Simpson trial rocked Eastern Europe when a priest and four nuns from a convent in the country's remote Moldavia region went to prison for accidentally killing a young woman during an exorcism. The case captivated the public, attracted interest from filmmaker Roman Polanski and ultimately inspired writer-director Cristian Mungiu to make "Beyond the Hills. " The 21/2-hour movie, which opens March 8, presents a slow-burn narrative that skips flashy special effects in favor of long takes and low-key performances.
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March 1, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Sure, “Argo” walked away with the big kahuna Sunday night at the Oscars. But in a year of anomalies, it's fitting that the director and producer of the best-picture winner is not the leader in the final Heatmeter rankings for top 2012-13 personalities. With Ben Affleck out of the running for best director at the Oscars, he missed out on some key points and finished in third. Instead, Daniel Day-Lewis, winning nearly every acting prize known to man this year, soared to the top, followed closely by Jennifer Lawrence of "Silver Linings Playbook.
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February 24, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
While female songstresses Adele and Jennifer Hudson delivered the biggest emotional punches during Sunday night's Oscars telecast, it was the award-winning men who gave the best speeches. Between Daniel Day-Lewis, winner of the lead actor award for his role as the 16th president in "Lincoln," and Ben Affleck's emotional treatise on his career, the two men were responsible for the most carefully thought-out comments of the evening. Day-Lewis, who was as much of a sure thing Sunday night as the annual "In Memoriam" segment, spent a good chunk of his speech riffing on an imaginary casting swap between himself and his presenter, Meryl Streep.
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February 25, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Of course Mr. Lincoln, um, I mean Daniel Day-Lewis, deserved the Oscar. Finally, after countless iterations of the 16th U.S. president on television, film and stage, it feels as if we know the man himself. So deeply did the actor delve into the character in Steven Spielberg's film, any essence of Day-Lewis, the man, ceased to exist. He carried us back in time with him and gave us a seat at the table as the president pushed, prodded and finally demanded that his Cabinet, the Congress and the nation accept the 13th Amendment ending slavery.
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February 25, 2013 | By John Horn and Nicole Sperling
For the second straight year, the movie business fell for itself. "Argo" - in which a Hollywood producer and makeup artist help engineer the rescue of six Americans from Iran - won the top prize at the 85th Academy Awards, one year after the silent film story "The Artist" took the best picture Oscar. "I never thought I'd be back here. And I am," producer-director Ben Affleck said in accepting the best picture trophy Sunday night, 15 years after he won an original screenplay Oscar for "Good Will Hunting" and then saw his career fall into a tailspin that included "Gigli" and "Daredevil.
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