Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis has announced his retirement from acting. Day-Lewis' publicist, Leslee Dart, said Tuesday in a statement: “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject. ” More One of the finest actors ever. Dude becomes the role.