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First Glimpse – Daniel Day Lewis’ Lincoln

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 9:46 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Check out the first official photo of Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Steven Speilberg’s “Lincoln.” This has been a project that Speilberg has wanted to make for years, and judging by this photo it is going to be worth the wait. We knew Daniel Day Lewis would nail the part, but this picture illustrates how much he looks the part.

Lincoln also stars Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, and Jackie Earle Haley, and opens November 16th.

Speilberg recently talked to Entertainment Weekly;

On opening the film with Lincoln struggling with the Emancipation Proclamation.

“Lincoln’s realization that the Emancipation Proclamation, the thing he is most known for, was simply a war powers act that would easily be struck down by any number of lawyers after the cessation of hostilities after the Civil War,” Spielberg says. “He needed to abolish slavery by constitutional measure — and that’s where we start.”

On what made Lincoln a great leader.

“Lincoln had a very, very complicated – and at the same time, extremely clear — inner life,” the director says. “He thought things out. He talked things out. He argued both sides of every issue. And he was very careful in making any decision. As a matter of fact, his opponents and his enemies criticized him often for being impossibly slow to a decision.”

With Speilberg at the helm, and the amazing cast this should be an fantastic film.

    • Darth Shiva

      Is he also going to hunt vampires?

    • Mr. The Plague

      Be excellent to each other.

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