He brooded, as Lincoln.
He seduced in The Unbearable Lightness of Being. And he murdered, in There Will Be Blood.
This week, Daniel Day-Lewis — a three-time Oscar winner, and incomparable film chameleon — announced he is retiring from acting at 60.
A statement released by his spokeswoman gave no explanation, saying this is a private decision, and that Day-Lewis will have no further comment.
The actor has often taken lengthy sabbaticals between films, but this time it's apparently permanent.
So what will he be doing?