38 Photos That Confirm Why You've Been Crushing on Daniel Day-Lewis For Decades

The name Daniel Day-Lewis probably brings to mind several things: golden Oscar statuettes, intense method acting, and a relatively private personal life. Daniel, who sadly announced his retirement from acting earlier this year, may not necessarily be the most traditional celebrity crush, but we can guarantee that (whether you've realized it or not) you've been nursing a sweet spot for the multi-Oscar-winner for his whole career. His handsome face, quirky style, and crinkle-eyed smile are the stuff dreams are made of, even when he's playing roles that aren't exactly dreamy (Gangs of New York, anyone?).

If anybody ever questions your love of Daniel Day-Lewis, just send them this article. After checking out these 38 photos of the distinguished actor, naysayers will understand.