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.

Director Jim Sheridan.

Director Jim Sheridan.

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.

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