LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, one of the most acclaimed performers of his generation, has announced he is retiring. In a statement the 60-year-old star’s spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, said he “will no longer be working as an actor,” trade magazine Variety reported. “He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years,” Dart said. “This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject.” Day-Lewis, a master of method acting known for being extremely selective about his roles, is the only performer to have ever won three best actor Oscars.He earned a golden statuette for My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2008), Lincoln (2013). He also earned Oscar nods for Gangs of New York and In the Name of the Father.