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Daniel Day Lewis' Best


Daniel Plainview (There Will Be Blood)
  50% (41)
The Butcher (Gangs of New York)
  13% (11)
Danny Flynn (The Boxer)
  0% (0)
Gerry Conlon (In the Name of the Father)
  12% (10)
Newland Archer (The Age of Innocence)
  1% (1)
Christy Brown (My Left Foot)
  14% (12)
Tomas (The Unbearable Lightness of Being)
  1% (1)
Cecil Vyse (A Room with a View)
  0% (0)
other choice
  6% (5)


Total Votes : 81


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Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 23/3/2008 9:30:11 AM   
filmliefhebber

 

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Daniel Day Lewis isn't an actor who you'll see each year in two or three films. But each time he plays on a unique and impressive way.  Most of his roles are classics. But which one do you find the best?
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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 23/3/2008 9:31:22 AM   
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My choice goes to his last one: Plainview in "There Will Be Blood".

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 23/3/2008 9:51:43 AM   
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It's a tough one. Daniel Plainview and Bill The Butcher are serious contenders for the top spot. He was undeniably great in My Left Fott, The Boxer and In the Name Of The Father. I have yet to see The Age Of Innocence, The Unbreaable Lightness of Being and My Beautiful Launderette. I did like him in A Room With A View, but he's been better in almost all his other films.

I think I'll have to vote "Other" and plump for his turn in The Last Of The Mohicans as Hawkeye. More down to earth than recent roles but just as transfixing.





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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 23/3/2008 11:12:53 AM   
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They're all excellent performances - he has yet to descend into Pacinoesque self caricature, but I went for In The Name Of The Father.

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 23/3/2008 11:23:42 AM   
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I'm fortunate to have seen all his films even his uncredited role in Gandhi but for sheer cinematic marvel its of course Gangs of New York equally as character driven as his character in There Will Blood but he's more fun and more delightful especially as he improvises his way through scenes, i mean 'Woopsy Daisy' i just love it.

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 23/3/2008 1:20:41 PM   
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I chose his performance in Gangs of New York, he's just insanely good in the film. 

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 23/3/2008 3:08:05 PM   
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For me it's a tie between Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood and John Proctor in The Crucible, but since There Will Be Blood is the better film overall (a brilliant, fantastic film, no less), and John Proctor isn't included, I voted for Daniel Plainview.

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 23/3/2008 10:10:24 PM   
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I've gone for Gerard Conlon - In the Name of the Father.
 
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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 23/3/2008 10:39:37 PM   
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Who won the Oscar the year of In The Name of the Father?

Whoever it was, Day-Lewis was robbed.


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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 23/3/2008 10:47:08 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Twinkle

Who won the Oscar the year of In The Name of the Father?

Whoever it was, Day-Lewis was robbed.




Tom Hanks for Philadelphia

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 23/3/2008 10:52:02 PM   
Twinkle


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

quote:

ORIGINAL: Twinkle

Who won the Oscar the year of In The Name of the Father?

Whoever it was, Day-Lewis was robbed.



Tom Hanks for Philadelphia


Yip, Day-Lewis was robbed.


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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 23/3/2008 11:02:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Twinkle

quote:

ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

quote:

ORIGINAL: Twinkle

Who won the Oscar the year of In The Name of the Father?

Whoever it was, Day-Lewis was robbed.



Tom Hanks for Philadelphia


Yip, Day-Lewis was robbed.



I agree. Very much robbed.

I went for his performance in There Will Be Blood. I was torn between that and In The Name Of The Father, in which he is excellent. I've not seen A Room with a View or The Unbearable Lightness of Being so I can't comment on his performances in them. He's also very good in Mohicans and My Left Foot.

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 24/3/2008 6:57:42 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Twinkle

quote:

ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

quote:

ORIGINAL: Twinkle

Who won the Oscar the year of In The Name of the Father?

Whoever it was, Day-Lewis was robbed.







Tom Hanks for Philadelphia


Yip, Day-Lewis was robbed.



Its ironic in retrospect that the unwarranted coronation of Tom Hanks as one of the best actors ever was at the expense of possibly the greatest actor in history (I think when he's done he will be in consideration).

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 24/3/2008 7:20:15 PM   
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As much as i love Day Lewis come on Hanks wasn't robbed in fact he very much deserved his Oscar, Day Lewis was robbed for Gangs of New York even more. 

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 26/3/2008 7:20:22 PM   
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I went for Christy Brown in My Left Foot. Watched the film the other day for
the first time in about 15 years,the film itself hasn't aged well,not very good
at all,but his performance is still extraordinary.

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 26/3/2008 7:56:58 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: gene bradley

I went for Christy Brown in My Left Foot. Watched the film the other day for
the first time in about 15 years,the film itself hasn't aged well,not very good
at all,but his performance is still extraordinary.


I voted for My Left Foot as well. C'mon, the man actually learned to put a needle on a record player with his foot for God's sake! Now thats great acting.

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 27/3/2008 1:29:22 PM   
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Still waiting to see There Will Be Blood should see it this week.
I went for in the Name of the Father, a veery haunting and disturbing film from my younth, very good performance as always from Day-Lewis.  I also quite liked The Ballad of Jack & Rose from Two years ago another very different choice from him.
On the subject of A Room with a View, while I quite enjoyed the Film, it was a bit of a nothing Role for him in that.

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 15/6/2008 12:33:30 PM   
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I think Daniel Day Lewis is a superb actor one of my favourite actors ever. I think he has put in unbelievable performances all his career and I think he could have won more oscars than he did. His best performance was in There Will Be Blood in my opinion, but My Left Foot comes very close. He deserved an oscar for In The Name Of The Father because he was just superb.

One fo the all time greats!

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 17/6/2008 11:34:10 AM   
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Is there no vote for Hawkeye in Last of the mohicans?

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 19/6/2008 11:43:37 AM   
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having been a big fan of his for a long time, im gonna have to go with his performance from in the name of the father. i thought it was just done to perfection throughout. second place would be gangs of new york, and taking the bronze is there will be blood. Met the man once for all of ten seconds. Incredible actor, he really really immerses himself in a role.

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 27/8/2008 3:39:22 PM   
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Daniel is beyond great, my favorite actor.

I have seen all of his films except My Beautiful Laundrette and Eversmile New Jersey, and he's more or less amazing in all of them. My vote however goes to Daniel Plainview in TWBB. I can't describe the feeling I had after leaving the cinema. I seriously thought he could never top his work as Bill the Butcher but I was wrong. What an amazing performance, thank god he won the Oscar...

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 4/9/2008 12:42:32 AM   
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I've voted for his performance in my Left Foot: He became Christy Brown. Even though it cost him the breakage of bones, that's what he did. An achievement that on it's own makes Day-Lewis one of the finest actors of his era. And in my opinion, he is.

I came to this decision (finest actor of his era), as pathetic and ignorant as this may sound, after watching only three of his movies: My Left Foot, Gangs of NY and TWBB. I then watched the Boxer and the Last of the Mohicans, but my mind was made up - he's the greatest I've ever seen. This man goes beyond the seemingly required for a role. In My Left Foot, he spent the whole duration of filming in a wheelchair - hence the breakage of bones, but he has no regrets. In the Last of The Mohicans, he didn't just study the life of a Mohawk, but again he lived his character for weeks and became well skilled in fire making and using a sword. In GONY his skills moved on to knife sharpening. This trivia fills me with sheer admiration and makes every viewing a joy.

The results of his legendary methods are amazing: each character's poise, voice, persona, movements, tendancies etc, are breathtakingly believable and perfect every time. There are alot of great actors/actresses out there, however for me Day-Lewis' performances have consistently been flawless and true, making all of his movies a personal experience.

2nd: role in TWBB.
3rd: role in GONY.

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 4/9/2008 1:58:59 PM   
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His performance in There Will Be Blood was brilliant, so that be my choice!

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 4/10/2008 5:43:58 AM   
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Butcher or Plainview? SHIT! How the hell can I choose?!!? I'm going with Plainview. God, that was hard

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 9/1/2009 5:38:44 PM   
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My Left Foot was fantastic.

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 11/1/2009 8:40:03 PM   
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I voted for the Butcher, though I can't say I enjoyed Gangs of New York on the whole.

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 23/1/2009 6:09:12 PM   
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I went for the obvious choice of Daniel Plainview, there was no other option for me. He went all out for this and it really paid off.

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 27/1/2009 10:26:46 PM   
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The first film I saw him in was My left foot, and I have never been in such awe over an actor in my life. He is magnificent. I have seen most of his films, and the way he owns each character is unparalleled. Every look, every movement, the distinctions in his voice... Brilliant!

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 27/1/2009 11:16:37 PM   
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I went for the obvious choice of Daniel Plainview, there was no other option for me. He went all out for this and it really paid off.


as opposed to his lackluster 'not going all out' for his other performances

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RE: Daniel Day Lewis' Best - 2/2/2009 1:24:51 PM   
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His performance in There Will Be Blood no doubt. It's essentially the journey through a mans mind as he rises to the top and tragically, loses everything to money, including his son and his mind. He is a truly astounding actor. He never rushes through his roles and certainley dosen't accept a role just for the paycheck. He is a method actor, and every role he's done is nothing short of legendary. In my eyes the man can't do wrong and he's an acting mastermind.

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