All or Nothing: The Fearless Performances of Daniel Day-Lewis

On Friday, March 7th, 1986, Manhattan moviegoers opened up newspapers to find glowing reviews and ads for two new films opening that day, My Beautiful Laundrette and A Room with a View. Double takes ensued, for both starred the then-unknown Daniel Day-Lewis—in utterly different guises. Who was this protean talent, this must-see, this one to watch? His lineage indicated a genetic predisposition towards artistic accomplishment; he is the son of Cecil Day-Lewis, Poet Laureate of England, and Jill Balcon, daughter of Ealing Studios mogul Sir Michael Balcon. But Daniel Day-Lewis has made his own name, flooring audiences and critics with his ability to meticulously root characters in a multitude of eras and locales. Revered by his peers and fellow actors, he has earned a record three Best Actor Academy Awards. On the occasion of a long-awaited new starring role for the actor with the Christmas Day release of Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1950s UK-set Phantom Thread—which Day-Lewis has stated will mark his screen farewell—we offer up a holiday bounty of his films.

December 15–17

The Age of Innocence

Sat December 16

The Bounty

December 21–23

The Boxer

December 18–20

The Crucible

Sat December 23

Gangs of New York

December 22–23

In the Name of the Father

December 17–20

The Last of the Mohicans

Sun December 24

Lincoln

December 15–19

My Beautiful Laundrette

December 16–18

My Left Foot

December 22–24

A Room With a View

Sat December 16

Stars and Bars

December 15–24

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

December 20–22

There Will Be Blood