The Odd Couple Gets Even

Are Daniel Day-Lewis and Rebecca Miller redefining the show-biz marriage?

A small, historical milestone was reached last weekend, all but unnoticed. It was the opening of an English-language film that was made, for the first time since the movies began to talk, by a woman directing her husband in a leading role. While it hardly warrants a commemorative edition of Ms. magazine, the news will be greeted in many households across the land with a certain amount of wry satisfaction.

The couple in question, Daniel Day-Lewis and Rebecca Miller, have pretty good ancestry for revolutionaries. He's the son of British Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis and actress Jill Balcon. She's the daughter...

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