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Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Actor winner for Lincoln
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones
It’s given that Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln will win many Academy Awards. Not only did it score the most nominations, but it is the exact type of film that the Academy loves. And while it wouldn’t be a surprise to see masterful star (and Golden Globe winner) Daniel Day-Lewis get his third Oscar for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln (and he would also becoming the first actor to win three Best Actor Oscars), he actually almost passed on the role because he thought he’d rather watch the movie than star in it.
Among the many familiar faces in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln is Tommy Lee Jones. Jones plays Thaddeus Stevens, a Pennsylvania Republican congressman who helped end slavery in the United States.
James Spader on His ‘Lincoln’ Role: “I saw an opportunity with this character to be able to take advantage of his vibrant colors”
James Spader might be best known for his television roles in Boston Legal and The Office, but Spader began his career in film. Though he’s only been in a handful of movies in the last decade, Spader plays a key role in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln as William H. Bilbo, a committed abolitionist.
In Theaters: ‘Lincoln’, ‘The Silver Linings Playbook’, ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2’, and ‘This Must Be The Place’
If you’re Twilighted out, see Lincoln!
Here is a short Q&A the folks at Time Magazine did with Daniel Day-Lewis, Steven Spielberg and writer Tony Kushner about their new film, Lincoln.
Sally Field on Almost Not Getting Her ‘Lincoln’ Role: “I had a feeling they’d want someone who had less baggage”
Starring in a Steven Spielberg film opposite Daniel Day-Lewis might be as close as it gets to a “dream role” for an actress, and for two-time Oscar winner Sally Field Abraham Lincoln’s wife Mary Todd in Spielberg’s Lincoln was a role she wasn’t going to accept being passed over for.
Sally Field fought to play Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s biopic, Lincoln, so she was more than happy to do plenty of research in order to get the correct portrayal of the famous first lady.
Daniel Day-Lewis: “I work in a certain way, and I never really felt the need to explain it or apologize for it”
There are few who would not agree that Daniel Day-Lewis is among the most talent actors in the world, and nearly ever role he appears in he is bound to be nominated for dozens of acting’s top awards. The same goes for Lincoln, in which Day-Lewis stars as the iconic American president in the final months of his life.
In Theaters: November 9th
Watch this Teaser Trailer for the Trailer of Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln.’ A Full 20 Seconds of Footage!
In Theaters: November 16th