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Hollywood Outsider: Some of Daniel Day Lewis's upcoming roles

by Sean Adams

Daniel Day Lewis will probably win the Oscar for his portrayal of our country's 16th (and arguably greatest) president in Steven Speilberg's Lincoln. If he does, it'll be his 3rd. So, you might be wondering, what's next for the renowned actor? Well, wonder no longer! We here at Woot worked our connections and found out! Here's the inside scoop on a few upcoming films featuring the one and only DDL:

Edison: a film chronicling the invention of the first lightbulb. Daniel Day Lewis is double-cast as both Edison and the lightbulb itself. Word from the set is that twice now Day Lewis has blinded himself with the power of his own glow. Also, it's a musical.

Gogh: a biopic on the painter Vincent Van Gogh. John Malkovich plays Van Gogh. Daniel Day Lewis plays Van Gogh's ear. When asked how the two were working together, Malkovich said, "Daniel doesn't like me to refer to him as Daniel, or even acknowledge he's another person. He is my ear. He is part of me. Until that one scene where we get separated, at least." 

1549: the awe-inspiring story of how Pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger crash-landed US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River without any casualties. Daniel Day Lewis plays the part of the jet. In preparation for the role, he has been living in a hangar eating a steady diet of Canadian geese. Philip Seymour Hoffman, who plays the role of the pilot, told reporters that he's witnessed Day Lewis achieve flight independently at least twice.

Frost: Daniel Day Lewis as Robert Frost in present day, buried in the Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, Vermont. Despite the film consisting entirely of one wide shot of Frost's gravestone, director Gus Van Sant says that he cannot bring himself to cut it any shorter than 3 hours and 7 minutes, because "[Day Lewis's] performance is just too powerful. Like, you can feel his energy rising up through the dirt. It's really amazing." 

What historical figure or literary character would you like to see Daniel Day Lewis play? Let us know in the comments!

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