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3-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis announces retirement from acting

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis will "no longer be working as an actor," his spokesperson told Variety on Tuesday. The three-time Oscar winner earned gold statuettes for his performances in Lincoln, There Will Be Blood, and My Left Foot.

Day-Lewis' final film, Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread, will be released on Dec. 25, 2017.

Day-Lewis famously practices "method acting," remaining in character even when he's off the set of a film. He "once learned Czech to play a philandering doctor in The Unbearable Lightness of Being, listened to Eminem records to channel rage in Gangs of New York, and confined himself to a wheelchair for My Left Foot to play [Christy Brown, the film's protagonist], who had cerebral palsy," Variety writes.

Day-Lewis, 60, did not give a reason for his retirement.