Daniel Day-Lewis in 'My Left Foot'. Photo by Everett Collection.
1. Day-Lewis's method acting practices have reached mythic proportions, so much so that a Tumblr is devoted to poking fun at just how immersive his process is.For example, in order to play disabled Irish writer and painter Christy Brown in "My Left Foot" (1989), Day-Lewis spent eight weeks at a clinic for cerebral palsy patients, remained in a wheelchair throughout shooting except for being carried to and from his various marks, and insisted on being spoon fed. For his efforts, Day-Lewis broke two ribs, but he also won his first best-actor Oscar. http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/my-left-foot/