Might Daniel Day-Lewis be tempted out of retirement? Could the "In America" director Jim Sheridan be the man to do it?
Could three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis be coaxed out of the retirement which he commenced last year? Oscar nominee Jim Sheridan, who directed Daniel Day-Lewis in "My Left Foot", "In the Name of the Father" and "The Boxer," would like to think so.
"My Left Foot," in which Daniel played the Irish writer/painter Christy Brown who had severe cerebral palsy, gave him his first Oscar. Sheridan, in a recent interview, thinks there’s no other actor alive with the “magical talent” Daniel, 61, possesses.
"I would work with him every time if I could. There's magic with Daniel, no matter what he does. He just has that x-factor. There's never been anyone like him, and there probably never will be," he said.
Dublin-based Sheridan has a long-shot plan in the event Daniel might one day contemplate getting in front of the cameras again.
"I wouldn't approach him with a script. I wouldn't want to be saying, 'There's a script - read it,’ because every time I go out to the pub someone hands me a script,” Sheridan said.
"But I'd say to him, 'Would you ever think of acting again?' If he said yes I'd suggest we find a story."
Probably not going to happen, but there’s nothing wrong with dreaming.