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    Day-Lewis as Lincoln

    Day-Lewis as Lincoln

    Daniel Day-Lewis has confirmed that he will play the role of Abraham Lincoln in the upcoming biopic of the sixteenth President. The film will be directed by Steven Spielberg and is based on the book Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

    I’m not the biggest fan of Goodwin’s political sympathies. After all, her first major release was Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream *gag*. Though I trust the story of Lincoln and his cabinet in Spielberg’s hands. Also, I believe Daniel Day-Lewis is the most talented actor working today, so I am quite excited to see this film come to fruition.


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    DDL as Lincoln? Hell yes. I can't wait. Hopefully, having axed Liam Neeson (who also would've been good), Spielberg will re-cast the role of Mary Todd Lincoln, whom Sally Field was supposedly going to play. She's simply too old at this point.

    IMDB list DDL as 6'1 1/2", which seems plenty tall. This won't be case of a Joaquin Phoenix playing Johnny Cash.

    As for Spielberg's "Munich" and general political leanings, who cares? Let's judge his Lincoln movie on its own merits. I realize this is a political site, but Spielberg is a great American director. If, in 40 years of filmmaking, a couple of his movies have a couple of political messages I disagree with, I think I can take it.

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