Do you think God is going to come down here and save you for being stupid? He doesn’t save stupid people, Abel.
Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, 2007
-Be baptized, be forgiven for the sin that you’ve done.
-What sin are you referring to Mr. Bandy? My sin of drilling?
Now, I daresay some of you might have heard some of the more extravagant rumors about what my plans are; I just thought you’d like to hear it from me. This is the face. There’s no great mystery. I’m an oilman, ladies and gentlemen.
Daniel Day Lewis in ‘There Will Be Blood’ 2007.
Dillon Freasier (who plays H.W. Plainview, the son of the character played by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood) was not an actor; he was an elementary student near the film’s West Texas shooting location. On the radio program “Fresh Air with Terry Gross,” Paul Thomas Anderson told Gross that when the production was trying to convince Dillon’s mother to allow Dillon to be in the movie, his mother wanted to figure out who Day-Lewis was, so she rented a copy of Gangs of New York (2002) (in which Day-Lewis plays a murderous gang leader nicknamed “The Butcher”). She panicked at the idea of her son spending time with the man she saw in that movie, so the ‘There Will Be Blood’ casting department rushed to her a copy of The Age of Innocence (1993), in which Day-Lewis plays a civilized and gentle man.