Daniel Day-Lewis wears jeans & a fabulous trench in NYC: would you hit it?

In the past few weeks, I have seen a surprising number of candid photo sets of Daniel Day-Lewis. He lives in New York with his wife and children, and all of the photos recently have been of DDL just out and about in the city. The thing is that he’s lived in New York for years! And until he now, he rarely gets pap’d. I seriously doubt DDL is calling up the paps, Ashley Greene-style (sorry, that thought makes me laugh), but I also have to wonder what has changed so much? Is it just that Daniel won his third Best Actor Oscar this year? Are the paparazzi camped out at DDL’s house like he’s suddenly Brangelina? HA! Anyway, these are some nice pap photos of Daniel on Monday in New York. Although I don’t want to interfere in his life at all, I wouldn’t mind seeing more candid photos of Daniel from here on out. Why not?

Speaking of Daniel’s surging fame – and by that I mean he’s always been a famous actor, but he just seems to be getting more attention lately – Daniel was named in this year’s Time 100. I think it’s “100 Most Influential” right? You can see all of Time Mag’s stuff here – the online Time 100 feature is very well-organized this year, so you don’t have to wade through enormous galleries to find what you’re looking for. Daniel was given “ICON” status by Time, and Tony Kushner (who wrote the Lincoln screenplay) honored Daniel:

In person, in interviews and on the screen, inhabiting the characters by which he’s become the world’s most celebrated actor, Daniel gives the impression of an uncanny interiority. It fills us with admiration, and it makes us nervous; it’s the origin, most likely, of our obsessive and alarmed interest in his method, in his legendary discipline and effort. The power and grace of Daniel’s performances seem to emanate from something he’s made contact with, deep within, intensely private and specific to his experience but also mysteriously universal.

There’s something in the innermost human heart that our greatest artists connect to and, in making that connection, manage to sublime — the process of causing a substance or a quality to take to the air, to infuse the atmosphere and then to condense, to solidify, attaining greater palpability through the impalpable.

Daniel carries his talents and achievements modestly, charmingly and generously. Like the President he brought to life in Lincoln, he’s a deep-sea creature who’s unexpectedly approachable and thoroughly delightful company. He’s a concerned and active world citizen, a spectacular husband and father. But when Daniel acts, he makes the physical metaphysical, and vice versa. He’s an actor-creator whose performances aren’t just great — they’re essential.

[From Time Magazine]

Wouldn’t it be funny if Daniel just started doing sh-t for the money now? He could be all, “Whatever, I got three Oscars, it’s time to do some dumb rom-roms and action movies! GET ME MICHAEL BAY!” No, he would never! But it would be funny.

PS… I like that he carries a book whilst walking the streets of New York. You never know when you’re going to be waiting for some meeting to start and you can get through a few chapters. Except that he’s Daniel Day Lewis and who is going to make him wait?!

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. T.Fanty says:

    The answer was yes, up until I saw the Cumby post. Now I’m back to a maybe.

  2. Arock says:

    Absolutely. Yes. Like I was Mary Todd.

  3. Jane says:

    All day, every day!!

  4. Mindy says:

    He’s gorgeous. He’s aging gracefully and I ADORE him. As for the paps, well, it’s just because he’s still on the radar right now. They’ll start leaving him alone shortly (he’ll either go to Ireland or Connecticut for the summer and NO ONE will find him). Until then, I’ll take the pap shots. Oh and there’s NO WAY Daniel will do anything for the money – but who knows? He may do something for shits and giggles. I just heard that Mike Nichols is probably directing ‘One Last Thing Before I Go’ – Dan has never worked with him and Mike is just as picky of the films he does. Lets start a rumor that Dan SHOULD be considered for the lead!

    Btw – he was at the Tine Magazine 100 Most Influential People in the World Gala last night with Steven Spielberg, looking AMAZING and smiling up a storm again.

  5. Um…YEAH, I would. What woman alive who ever saw The Unbearable Lightness of Being wouldn’t!? It’s a pity (for him) that he has enjoyed years of living in peace in NY and is now getting papped. Usually NY is pretty good about leaving celebrities alone. Hopefully it will die off. But DAMN…he is working that trench!

  6. brin says:

    Yes indeed.

  7. Eleonor says:

    Yes, he’s one of my foreverdong.

  8. kristine says:

    Apparently I’m the only one who wouldn’t do grandpa.

  9. I.want.shoes says:

    Yes, I would.

    He could use a couple of extra inches in the length of his jeans though. But that would stop me from shredding the pants off of him with my bare teeth!

  10. SydneySpy says:

    I haven’t read the story yet, but yeah, I’d tap that. More than once.

  11. bns says:

    So strange to see candids of this British god.

  12. LadyJane says:

    He doesn’t live full time in NYC. He also lives in Ireland…

  13. marie says:

    no, not at all. not even once.

  14. andrea says:

    I want to know the title of that book he’s carrying. I bet he has a very interesting reading list.

  15. khaveman says:

    Love that man.

  16. Carolyn says:

    Geez he’s looking good.

  17. tracking says:

    Love a man who knows how to dress.

  18. Ann says:

    Nope. He looks OLD.

  19. fabgrrl says:

    Hawt! Love me some DDL. I’m surprised to see candids of him, however. I’ve always assume that DDL exists as an amorphous blob between roles and then morphs into his character.

  20. truthful says:


  21. Ravensdaughter says:

    I adore DDL, and because of that, I think “hitting it” with him would be-wrong. I think he on the fragile side in terms of his mental health-that full on Method acting has got to mess with your brain. His wife Rebecca Miller seems to be very supportive of his work and just plain good for him. She keeps his stable and happy.
    He definitely has that “Leave me the f alone” look on his face, too. He is a very private person.
    Finally, in the process of “hitting it”, wouldn’t you get this creepy, “I’m doing it with Abraham Lincoln” vibe?

  22. Mo says:

    He is amazing! I love him!!

  23. Karlie says:

    Irish for the win in my book hands down!

  24. kay says:

    I would hit that like the big bang…and then some. The man is delicious.

  25. ctkat1 says:

    Mmm…yes. Yes I would.

  26. Tragic Sandwich says:

    He looks great–but he also looks like he’s hiding his dismay at seeing the photographer. I hope they let him keep his privacy!

  27. Maxx says:

    F* yes- he could get it! Daniel- I’d be all over him like syrup on a pancake!!!

  28. Glaughy says:

    YES I would, and I bet he’s a very sensitive and caring lover, while still being a mind-blowing, earth shattering ride (I’ve thought about this a lot, can you tell?)

  29. Isabelle says:

    Nothing looks better than a goodlooking man with a book in his hand. Yes, Yes, YES!

  30. Tragic Sandwich says:

    The more I look at these, the more I wonder–is that really him? Because he looks completely different from any other photo I’ve seen of him, and it’s his face, not the hair color.

  31. Ally8 says:

    Nope. That hairdo is pure wealthy middle-aged English git.

  32. Nibbi says:

    Anyone else bothered by that crap writing in the TIme blurb? “he manages to sublime–” um, sublime is an adjective, isn’t it? shouldn’t it be ‘sublimate’? And the bit about Lincoln, “Like the President he brought to life in Lincoln, he’s a deep-sea creature…. ” I mean, this is Time magazine we’re talking about.

    Anyway, word-nerd wonking out here, carry on.

    And yes, oh hell yes yes yes I would hit it and how

  33. citygirlsf says:

    Oh, God, yes.