Daniel Day-lewis' - Daniel Day-lewis' Sister Pays Tribute After Historic Oscar Win

Daniel Day-Lewis' sister has paid tribute to the actor after he picked up his third Academy Award on Sunday (24Feb13), insisting her brother was convinced he would go home a loser, while his family "never doubted" he would win.

The Gangs of New York star picked up the Best Actor honour at the glitzy ceremony in Los Angeles for his turn in historical epic Lincoln, and the win made Oscars history as he became the first person to ever win the award three times.

Day-Lewis' sister, Tv chef Tamasin Day-Lewis, has now written an emotive tribute to her famous brother, revealing the star didn't think he had a chance of picking up the prize despite being hailed as the favourite.

In a piece for Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, she writes, "I can't believe he's won again - nor can Dan, as I discovered when I finally got a text from my brother after the mayhem of Sunday's Oscars. He'd left his telephone behind on the night... Neither of us had allowed ourselves to believe it would happen. After all, when he won every award leading up to the Oscars in the year of Gangs of New York, he then didn't win. But somehow I never doubted he'd get three... Whilst everyone assumed this Oscar was a foregone conclusion, I was more circumspect... Indeed, this summer in Ireland when he was talking to me about Lincoln, it was clear that he wouldn't have put money on himself. But he has made history, and made history work for him."

She goes on to defend her brother's famously intense 'method' acting technique, insisting he has retained his modesty and a sense of humour over the years, adding, "Much has been made of his character acting, the Madness and the Method that is attributed to him as though he were a rare, strange creature with an inability to be himself before, during or even directly after the playing of a character... It is odd to me that people see only Dan's high seriousness when, in fact, he is one of the funniest people I know... He may, this third time around, be cracking jokes at his own expense as he receives his awards, about being in character as himself for 55 years... but that is the real Dan."


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