Daniel Day-Lewis, who recently announced his retirement from acting, won a Best Actor Oscar for 2007’s There Will Be Blood. He starred as Daniel Plainview, a California oil baron after the turn of the 20th Century.
That role is loosely based on Edward Doheny, who made a fortune in mining, oil and real estate. Around 1880, Doheny was in Tombstone, trying to cash in on the silver boom. That didn’t pan out. So he went to work as a faro lookout for Wyatt Earp. Reportedly, the two remained friends until Earp’s death in 1929.