Star of There Will Be Blood and Gangs of New York, and Lincoln, and winning an Oscar for Best Actor each time.
Prior to his acting career, he applied for a five-year apprenticeship, hoping to become a cabinet-maker.
He is known for his complete immersion into the roles he's given, so that when he plays Lincoln, he is Lincoln.
His sister, Tamasin Day-Lewis, is a documentary filmmaker and television chef.
He costarred with Leonardo diCaprio in Gangs of New York.