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Daniel Day-Lewis: 'Lincoln' with Steven Spielberg!

Daniel Day-Lewis: 'Lincoln' with Steven Spielberg!

Daniel Day-Lewis will star as the 16th President of the United States in the Steven Spielberg-directed flick Lincoln, according to Variety.

The pic is about the “political collision of Abraham Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War.”

Daniel Day-Lewis would have always been counted as one of the greatest of actors, were he from the silent era, the golden age of film or even some time in cinema’s distant future,” Spielberg said. “I am grateful and inspired that our paths will finally cross with Lincoln.”

Filming begins on the flick in 2012.

WHAT DO YOU THINK about Daniel Day-Lewis playing Lincoln?

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20 Comments

# 1

Spielberg and Day-Lewis,bring it on ! This is gonna be one amazing movie.Oscars all around !

# 2
I n F a m o u s l y C o o L @ 11/19/2010 at 5:23 pm

…get those awards ready. it’s nowhere near filming and i’m calling it a great already.

# 3

If anyone would know who are the great actors, it is Steven Spielberg. I hope he tells the story, warts and all. For instance, Lincoln’s general, William Tecumseh Sherman, waged scorched earth upon the South, arguably a war crime by the standards of today. Lincoln also unconstitutionally suspended Habeas corpus, yet he ultimately changed the nature of the country by ushering in the 14th Amendment, which gives us the Incorporation Doctrine, i.e., the States are subject to the Bill of Rights, .

Spielberg sanitized Schindler’s List (1993). I hope he isn’t inclined to do the same with this biopic.

# 5

Danial is a good choice for Lincoln.

# 6

Daniel Day-Lewis is an awesome actor. I’m already looking forward to seeing this movie.

# 7

Daniel Day Lewis can do no wrong. Also, this movie sounds like its based on the book Team of Rivals.

# 8

daniel day lewis as lincoln. i have to say i never thought of him in this role, but i like it.

# 9

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Brilliant! He’s perfect choice.

So Daniel Day-Lewis is still alive? Cool.

damn!! the role was for liam neeson originally . i’m a bit disapointed.

If anybody can get into Lincoln’s skin, it’s Daniel Day Lewis. He’s phenomenal.

Yes!!! Future Oscar winner (again!) :) I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!

Jokergurl @ 11/20/2010 at 6:14 pm

Lincoln was 6’4 Daniel Day Lewis is going to have to wear heels. Great actor though, just saying.

rebelrose @ 11/26/2010 at 1:27 pm

Just how tall is Daniel? Some say 6’1″, others 6’5″

Carolyn C. Hoff @ 11/28/2010 at 2:18 pm

I am very excited about Daniel Day-Lewis playing Lincoln. He will totally embody Lincoln’s character. Now, who is going to play Mary? She can’t be ignored as she was a force in his life. I think Kathy Bates would be perfect!

Unzar Jones @ 12/10/2010 at 1:20 pm

A product of America and arguably the greatest of all Americans is being played by a Brit. Better yet, DON’T make the movie.

A boatshit ****** playing Lincoln. Its masters across that ocean will want to give it an award, but it won’t have time to pretend to be Presidential. Certainly not in America where it is most hated and will be killed.

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