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The 55-year-old actor recently talked to the magazine about the challenges of taking on a role like Abraham Lincoln.
“It didn’t occur to me that it was possible to breathe life into Abraham Lincoln,” Daniel said. “I felt so shy around him.”
“The minute you begin to approach him—and there are vast corridors that have been carved that lead you to an understanding of that man’s life, both through the great riches of his own writing and all the contemporary accounts and biographies—he feels immediately and surprisingly accessible. He draws you closer to him,” he added.
Also pictured at the screening: Oprah Winfrey and screenwriter Tony Kushner.
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Dakota Fanning, Steven Spielberg, Sawyer Avery Spielberg, and Sally Field attend the New York Film Festival 50th Anniversary Surprise Screening of Lincoln on Monday (October 8) at Alice Tully Hall in New York City.
The 18-year-old actress and the prolific director worked together on the 2005 film War of the Worlds and have remained friends ever since.
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The film centers on the “16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.”
Mark your calendars, the film opens in theaters on Friday, November 16. Don’t miss it!
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“Our movie is really about a working leader who must make tough decisions and get things done in the face of overwhelming opposition,” Steven said in a statement.
“Daniel was always conscious of his contemporary surroundings,” he added about his star. “Daniel never went into a fugue state. He did not channel Lincoln. All that stuff is just more about gossip than it is about technique.”
Lincoln is set to hit theaters on November 9!
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Daniel Day-Lewis channels Abraham Lincoln as he takes a break from filming and goes out to lunch on Wednesday (November 30) in downtown Richmond, Virginia.
The 54-year-old English actor last starred in Nine and There Will Be Blood.
Steven Spielberg is directing the project, based on the biography of Lincoln written by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Lincoln is set to be released in December of 2012.
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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.
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