With two Academy Awards to his name, Daniel Day-Lewis is undoubtedly one of the finest actors in modern cinema. He's also one of the most finicky. Known for being extremely selective about the films he stars in, Day-Lewis has a nearly perfect track record when it comes to picking starring roles. He did have one high-profile miss, though, with the 2009 musical Nine.
Nine, which was adapted from a stage play (which was itself adapted from Fellini's brilliant film 8 1/2), had the potential to be a big Chicago-like musical success. Unfortunately, the movie's confusing plot didn't connect with audiences or critics and the film was a big flop at the box office earning $53 million - well short of its $80 million budget.
Interestingly, despite its relative shortcomings, Nine was still nominated for four Academy Awards. Compared to some others on this list, Daniel Day-Lewis is coming out pretty well, which says a lot about the actor and the careful approach to his career.