Every Daniel Day Lewis Movie Performance Ranked From Worst To Best

16. Nine (2009)

Daniel Day Lewis Nine
The Weinstein Company

Expectations were extremely high for Rob Marshall's adaptation of the musical based on Federico Fellini's neo-surrealist masterpiece 8½, with plenty of Oscar buzz predicting it to be a major Best Picture contender.

As it turned out, Nine was a thoroughly lackluster waste of a talented cast, benefiting from solid songs and the fine work of Day-Lewis and Penelope Cruz in particular, but ultimately proving dull and weirdly forgettable.

Almost nobody even talks about this movie anymore, especially in relation to DDL, which really says it all. At least he didn't embarrass himself and gave a performance that, for any other actor, would be very good if not great.


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