October 29, 1986 |
For all the security and warmth a tenured university position offers a conductor, there is a price to pay. Big league orchestras, such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, tend to overlook pedants when seasons are planned. Daniel Lewis will be the first to point this out. It's been 10 years since the USC-based conductor occupied the Philharmonic podium.
November 1, 1986 |
If the world of music were ruled by justice and logic, Daniel Lewis would be one of the world's busiest conductors. But the world of music is fickle and irrational. It is glamour-oriented, business-oriented, hype-oriented. (Check out the vulgar banner that now defaces the facade of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.) Seemingly unaffected by the crass wheelings and dealings of the real world, Lewis has played by his own rules and followed his own priorities.
October 11, 2012 |
"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.
February 17, 2014 |
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.
April 24, 2013 |
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.
December 18, 2012 |
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.
January 27, 2013 |
Daniel Day-Lewis won the male actor in a leading role prize at the 19 th Screen Actors Guild Awards for his starring role as the 16th president in Steven Spielberg's historical epic "Lincoln. " In winning the SAG honor, Day-Lewis beat out John Hawkes from “The Sessions,” Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables,” Bradley Cooper for “ Silver Linings Playbook” and Denzel Washington for “Flight.” Day-Lewis, known for his perfectionist preparation, is no stranger to the winner's circle.
February 24, 2013 |
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.
November 14, 2012 |
If the lead actress Oscar race already seems fairly settled for Jennifer Lawrence as we argued here , the outcome of the lead actor contest seems even more of a foregone conclusion. The best argument against Daniel Day-Lewis' inside-out, understated genius in "Lincoln" is that academy voters might be inclined to give the respected John Hawkes or the gonzo Joaquin Phoenix a first Oscar before bestowing Day-Lewis a third. Or that magazine covers like this one create a backlash of resentment that might work against the "world's greatest actor.