Oil Alert!

Oil Alert!

An oil explosion causes a problem for Daniel Plainview and his son, H.W. It also leads to a great deal of riches.
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Eli and Daniel

Eli and Daniel

Daniel Plainview and Eli Sunday have more than just a rocky relationship. They are seen here, as the former tries to heal the latter.
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Daniel Plainview and H.W.

Daniel Plainview and H.W.

Daniel Plainview and H.W. Plainview look cute in this photo, doesn't it? Sadly, the relationship doesn't end too well in There Will Be Blood.
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The Healed Hero?

The Healed Hero?

Daniel Plainview receives congratulations from church goers after supposedly being healed and freed from his sins. Call us crazy, but we don't think he was taking it seriously.
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Daniel Plainview Picture

Daniel Plainview Picture

Daniel Plainview is played by the incomparable Daniel Day-Lewis. He's the main character in There Will Be Blood.
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There Will Be Blood Photo

Will There Will Be Blood be this year's Best Picture? It's certainly looking like the front-runner as we head into the spring.
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There Will Be Blood Picture

There Will Be Blood Picture

Daniel Day-Lewis stars in There Will Be Blood. The film is generating a lot of Oscar talk, as is Day-Lewis for his portrayal of Daniel Plainview.
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Daniel Day-Lewis Picture

Daniel Day-Lewis stars in There Will Be Blood as Daniel Plainview. The actor and movie should win numerous awards.
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Daniel Plainview

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Daniel Plainview is the oil tycoon from There Will Be Blood. He's cold-hearted, greedy and focused on one thing: money. Representing the worst in capitalism, this character abandons his son and ends up an old, lonely man. But definitely a rich one.

Played By
Daniel Day-Lewis
Full Name
Daniel Plainview

Daniel Plainview Quotes

One night, I'm gonna come inside your house, wherever you're sleeping, and I'm gonna cut your throat.

Plainview

Plainview: You're not the chosen brother, Eli. It was Paul who was chosen. You see, he found me and told me about your land. You're just a fool.
Eli Sunday: Why are you talking about Paul? Don't say this to me.
Plainview: I did what your brother couldn't. I broke you and I beat you. It was Paul who told me about you. He's the prophet. He's the smart one. He knew what was there and he found me to take it out of the ground, and you know what the funny thing is? Listen... listen... listen... I paid him ten thousand dollars, cash in hand, just like that. He has his own company now. A prosperous little business. Three wells producing. Five thousand dollars a week.
[Eli cries]
Plainview: Stop crying, you sniveling ass! Stop your nonsense. You're just the afterbirth, Eli.
Eli Sunday: No...
Plainview: You slithered out of your mother's filth.
Eli Sunday: No.
Plainview: They should have put you in a glass jar on a mantlepiece. Where were you when Paul was suckling at your mother's teat? Where were you? Who was nursing you, poor Eli- one of Bandy's sows? That land has been had. Nothing you can do about it. It's gone. It's had. You lose.
Eli Sunday: If you would just take this lease, Daniel...
Plainview: Drainage! Drainage, Eli, you boy. Drained dry. I'm so sorry. Here, if you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw. There it is, that's a straw, you see? You watching?. And my straw reaches acroooooooss the room, and starts to drink your milkshake... I... drink... your... milkshake!
[sucking sound]
Plainview: I drink it up!
Eli Sunday: Don't bully me, Daniel!
[Daniel roars and throws Eli across the room]
Plainview: Did you think your song and dance and your superstition would help you, Eli? I am the Third Revelation! I am who the Lord has chosen!