Bruce Woods, Mesa, Ariz.
One of the most notable practitioners of “Method acting” is Daniel Day-Lewis, who is famous for immersing himself in roles. He used a wheelchair throughout the filming of My Left Foot, in which he played a disabled Irish artist, and stuck with the personalities of villainous Bill the Butcher from Gangs of New York and fiery oil man Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood off-camera as well as on. More recently, Day-Lewis stayed in character to play Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln and even had his castmates call him “Mr. President.” We’ll see if it pays off for the thespian — he’s up for best actor in a drama in Sunday’s Golden Globes, televised live on NBC.
Contributing: Brian Truitt