Art work reproduced in "The Irish: A Treasury of Art and Literature", edited by Leslie Conron Carola. New York: Hugh Lauter Levin Assoc, 1993. ISBN 08836339.
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Daniel Day Lewis
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(on his reluctance to expose the mechanics of his acting process) It's not that I want to pull the shutters down. It's just that people have such a misconception about what it is I do. They think the character comes from staying in the wheelchair or being locked in the jail or whatever extravagant thing they choose to focus their fantasies on. Somehow, it always seems to have a self-flagellatory ...
Always quiet and introverted, he said that he was not popular in school and was mocked as an outsider while growing up in England, partially because he was of half-Jewish/half-Irish stock. The upside was that, instead of socializing, he developed a rich fantasy life that later helped him to delve so deeply into his characters.
Renown for his eloquent acceptance speeches