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The Greatest?
While Jessica Winter's article about Daniel Day-Lewis is very informative and while there is no doubt that he is a great actor, to call him the "greatest living actor" is going too far ["Hail to the Chief," Nov. 5]. I would suggest that there are better film actors (like Robert De Niro), and there are certainly better stage actors (Ian McKellen and Simon Russell Beale come to mind) who convey levels of emotion, empathy and comedy that Day-Lewis can only dream of.
Niall Garvie,
Bromley, England

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