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Jun 3, 2022

In our final Daniel Day-Lewis Acteurist Oeuvreview episode, we look at a commercial and critical flop, Rob Marshall's Nine (2009), a musical based on Fellini's celebrated semi-autobiographical film 8 1/2, and a commercial and critical triumph, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2012), covering the final four months of Abraham Lincoln's life and especially the process of passing the Thirteenth Amendment. We consider how these roles relate to Day-Lewis's screen persona, then launch into a discussion of his entire career as we each give our Top 10 Daniel Day-Lewis performances. Has Day-Lewis been "typecast" by critics? And how do his best roles serve his unique qualities as an actor and personality? Find out what we think (and feel free to tell us what you think)! 


Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:    NINE (2009) [dir. Rob Marshall]

0h 22m 37s:    LINCOLN (2012) [dir. Steven Spielberg]

0h 50m 04s:    Daniel Day-Lewis Wrap-Up & Top 10s



* Marvel at our meticulously ridiculous Complete Viewing Schedule for the 2020s

* Intro Song: “Sunday” by Jean Goldkette Orchestra with the Keller Sisters (courtesy of The Internet Archive)

* Read Elise’s piece on Gangs of New York “Making America Strange Again”

* Check out Dave’s new Robert Benchley blog – an attempt to annotate and reflect upon as many of the master humorist’s 2000+ pieces as he can locate – Benchley Data: A Wayward Annotation Project! 

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