Day-Lewis is a dual citizen of both Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Day-Lewis was considered for the role of Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," but he turned it down to work on "In the Name of the Father."
Day-Lewis is a skilled cobbler and learned the craft while preparing for his role in the 1985 film "My Beautiful Laundrette."
Day-Lewis is fluent in Italian and reportedly spends a significant amount of time each year in Tuscany, Italy.
Day-Lewis was offered the role of Aragorn in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, but he turned it down because he felt he wasn't right for the part.
Day-Lewis is known for staying in character throughout the entire filming process, even during breaks and off-camera.
Day-Lewis was reportedly considered for the role of Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs," but he turned it down because he found the role too disturbing.
Day-Lewis was a member of the Footlights theater group while studying at the University of Bristol in England.
Day-Lewis has turned down many film roles throughout his career, including the lead in the 1999 film "American Beauty."
Day-Lewis once worked as a butcher's apprentice in order to prepare for his role in the film "Gangs of New York."