In turn of the century California, struggling silver miner, Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), turns his sights to oil. Traveling to a small, impoverished town with his adopted son, H.W. (Dillon Freasier), Daniel targets the Sunday family ranch, which he has been told sits on a small sea of oil. Intent on acquiring the property, Daniel faces off with Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), a young, charismatic reverend, who has his own plans for the oil. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. With Kevin J. O'Connor and Ciarán Hinds. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood
In 1860s New York, Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) returns to the Five Points, the most dangerous section in all of Manhattan, to hunt down his father's killer. After sixteen years in an orphanage, Amsterdam locates his target: Bill the Butcher (Daniel Day-Lewis), who has taken over as leader of the neighborhood and detests the newly arrived immigrants. Amsterdam's fight for honor, freedom and the woman he loves ultimately collides with the 1863 Civil War Draft Riots. Directed by Martin Scorsese. With Cameron Diaz, Liam Neeson, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas, Brendan Gleeson and Stephen Graham. Categories: Crime, Drama, History. Year: 2002.
Daniel Day-Lewis in Gangs of New York
In the uptight world of 1870s New York high society, aristocratic lawyer Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis) is engaged to May Welland (Winona Ryder). With the arrival of May's beautiful cousin, Countess Olenska (Michelle Pfeiffer), his well-ordered life begins to take a turn. Newland defends the Countess, who has left her abusive husband, amongst their contemporaries before giving in to his growing passion. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 1993.
Daniel Day-Lewis in The Age of Innocence
In colonial America, British and French troops enlist the aid of native Americans to help in their battles against each other. Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis), a white man reared by Mohawk Indians, sides with no one but his Indian brethren as they attempt to find peace. However, a growing romance between Hawkeye and a British officer's daughter (Madeleine Stowe) threatens his own life as well as hers. Directed by Michael Mann. With Russell Means, Eric Schweig and Jodhi May. Categories: Adventure, Romance, War, Western. Year: 1992.
Daniel Day-Lewis in The Last of the Mohicans
Based on the bestselling novel by Milan Kundera, this film stars Daniel Day-Lewis as a womanizing intellectual in 1960s Prague. Juliette Binoche plays Tereza, a working-class young woman from an oppressive family who catches his eye. While they love each other, he can't give up on Sabina (Lena Olin), his mistress, or any of his other women. When the Soviets invade Czechoslovakia in 1968, their lives become more complicated. Directed by Philip Kaufman. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 1988.
Daniel Day-Lewis in The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Omar (Gordon Warnecke) is a young Pakistani living in London amidst the machinations and drama of his large family represented by his wealthy uncle Nasser (Saeed Jaffrey) and ailing father (Roshan Seth). After Omar encounters Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis), his friend and one time lover, the two decide to reunite as the managers of a rundown laundromat. Directed by Stephen Frears. With Gordon Warnecke, Derrick Branche and Rita Wolf. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 1985.
Daniel Day-Lewis in My Beautiful Laundrette