He won an Oscar for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln at the Academy Awards on Sunday. And it seems Daniel Day-Lewis really was born to play the role, at least judging by a newly uncovered school photo of the actor. The image shows the three-time Oscar winner looking astonishingly like a younger Lincoln when he took part in a school play at the age of 16.
Taken in 1973, the picture shows Daniel, who is now 55, sporting similar facial hair to his recent character as well as the same comb-over hairstyle while playing a Russian soldier in Chekhov's Three Sisters.
But what is most remarkable is that at such a tender age he had already mastered the facial expression which captures the same gravity and sadness of his situation, as well as quiet frustration. His teacher at the time, John Batstone, has told The Sun: 'It was quite a demanding part, but he played it superbly.'
The 80-year-old also recalled that Daniel was 'a jolly nice boy with a wild side' during his time at Bedales School, Steep, Hants. He added: "I could tell he was a very talented and gifted young man." And gifted he certainly is, as his most recent role in the Lincoln biopic won him his third Oscar. The talented actor, who is famous for his 'method acting' approach, previously won Best Actor Oscars for My Left Foot in 1990 and There Will Be Blood in 2007.
Speaking on Sunday he said: "I really don't know how any of this happened. I do know I've received much more than my fair share of good fortune in my life."
'Amy trying heroin for the first time was MY doing': Blake Fielder-Civil
Amy Winehouse's ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil has opened up about his life with the late singer in an interview with Jeremy Kyle. Questioned about his life with the Back To Black star, who died aged 27 in July 2011, Blake admitted he was responsible for first introducing Amy to heroin, and said he believes the drug was the main factor in causing the singer's destructive path.
Recalling the night Amy smoked the substance for the first time, Blake said: 'I'd taken it about three or four times, we were in a hotel in east London and I think I had about £10 of heroin with me, which is something I used to do after a club.
"I was smoking it on foil and she said, 'Can I try some?' I think I might have put up a weak resistance, the fact is whatever I said she did end up having some."
When asked by host Jeremy if that moment was the crossroads of the musician's life, he replied: "Well, yeah." Blake was joined on Wednesday morning's episode of Kyle by his mother Georgette and his girlfriend Sarah Aspin, who is expecting the couple's second child together. Appearing humble and repentant on the show, Blake, who has beaten his own addictions following a successful stint in rehab, said he regrets ever taking drugs with Amy, and feels tremendous guilt about her passing - admitting that when she died he lost his "best friend".
He added that while the first time Amy dabbled with heroin was 'around two months' before they wed in Miami in May 2007, she didn't get addicted straight away. "We were using it once a week for about two to three weeks, to then twice a week, and then it gradually built up like that. One day we were lying in bed and Amy said she felt like she had a cold and I felt awful as well and I said, "I think this is withdrawal." And she said, "I'm not doing that again, because it felt so horrible."
— Daily Mail
Justin Timberlake reveals he's teamed up with Marcus Mumford on movie soundtrack
He's recently made his big music comeback after spending several years concentrating on his movie career. And now Justin Timberlake is expertly fusing his two loves by recording a film soundtrack. But the Sexy Back hitmaker seems to be making a departure from his usual sound, as it's folk rocker Marcus Mumford that he'll be duetting with on the track.
The 32-year-old and the Mumford and Sons lead singer are teaming up to record a track for the latest Coens Brothers movie, Inside Llewyn David. Timberlake appears in the film in one of his acting roles alongside Carey Mulligan - wife of Mumford. The pop star told Capital FM: "There's a Coen brothers film coming out soon that I was lucky enough to work with ... Carey (on)."
— Daily Mail