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8 totally unexpected Daniel Day Lewis moments

It’s his birthday today.

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS is fifty-six today.

He’s an enigma, wrapped up in a mystery, wrapped up in an Abraham Lincoln beard, wrapped up in a fifty acre farm in Wicklow.

Not a massive amount is known about the actor’s personal life, but there have been some shining unexpected moments in his public life.

Let’s take them out and look at them to celebrate his birthday, shall we?

1. He was played by US president Barack Obama

Video here: YouTube/TheDailyConversation

2. He got the mickey taken out of him at the Oscars

Video here: YouTube/WonderWorld383

3. He’s ET

4. He took the mickey out of Clint Eastwood

Video here: YouTube/BBCAmericaTV

5. He graduated on the same day as Brenda Fricker

Well, they we both conferred with honorary degrees from UCD on the same day.

6. He’s got his own method acting meme

7. He’s been incorporated into Dublin slang

8. This is him when he was 10…

… in the lovely purple shirt with his sister Tamasin, mother Jill, and his father Cecil Day-Lewis when he was named poet Laureate in 1968.

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