I can't remember which film Martha and I saw first: My Beautiful Laundrette or A Room With A View (I think it was the latter). We saw them quite close together in Ottawa, in 1986, and were dumbstruck to realize Daniel Day-Lewis was in both of them. Now, that's contrast.
After that kind of debut, Day-Lewis has been choosy, to say the least, with his roles. The Washington Post catches up with him as his newest (and P.E.I.-shot) film, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, opens.