His Actions Paid Off
He went so far as to refuse to move from his wheelchair and even had the crew lift him over obstacles. He would insist that his meals be spoon-fed to him. Day-Lewis was reported “visiting restaurants in a wheelchair” and “had to be lifted across the lighting cables each day to reach the set.”
But his hard work and devotion paid off. All that time slouching in his wheelchair resulted in two broken ribs and an Oscar for Best Actor.
Day-Lewis went even further in his other roles too…