Daniel Plainview

Daniel Plainview is a plain-speaking oilman. He is not a bastard from a basket.

Just The Facts

  1. Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) is the main character in the 2007 film There Will Be Blood.
  2. Now if you had a milkshake and Daniel Plainview had a milkshake and he had a straw, you see, watch it. His straw reaches across the room and starts to drink your milkshake. I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE! [sluuuuuurrrrrrp] I DRINK IT UP!
  3. I'm finished.

Can everything around here be got?

Daniel Plainview is American greed personified. Forget Dick Cheney, forgot Gordon Gekko. Daniel Plainview is greed, and anger, and oil.

Plainview murders a man in cold blood for pretending to be his brother, disowns his own child after he goes deaf, and brutally murders another man with a bowling pin. He does this all while delivering brilliant lines like:

  • Don't be thick in front of me, Al.
  • There are times when I look at people and I see nothing worth liking.
  • I have abandoned my child! I'VE ABANDONED MY CHILD! I'VE ABANDONED MY BOY!