November 30, 2011

Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln.

Perfect!

18 comments:

Indigo Red said...

And Gidget as Mary Todd-Lincoln? Maybe so...

bagoh20 said...

The guy is a creepy good actor.

Coketown said...

It's amusing seeing Abe Lincoln dressed like Steve Jobs.

edutcher said...

You need the right face to begin with or it doesn't go.

A couple of other actors who looked the part were Gregory Peck and old character actor James Griffith who played the Railsplitter several times in the 50s

John Holland said...

You know who'd make a great Abraham Lincoln? This guy. (Warning: video)

Shawn Levasseur said...

Coketown, I was about to say the same thing.

Saint Croix said...

"Daniel Day Lewis has been in only 10 movies since 1989 and has had four Oscar nominations."

He's like the antithesis of Woody Allen. He's got to not work. The not working is in his blood. It's his not working that makes him so superior as an artist.

Saint Croix said...

I can think of other artists who play this game. Charlie Chaplin. Stanley Kubrick. Terrence Malick has to be one of the worst offenders. "I'm going to take 20 years off."

Don't Tread 2012 said...

He will always be Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting in "Gangs of New York".

He does however bear a strong resemblance to Honest Abe.

Pogo said...

Uncanny.

He should start sitting with his back against the wall, though. And pack some heat.
Just sayin'.

Dan in Philly said...

I wonder if they're gonna play of the "Lincoln was gay" angle which was going aound a few years ago...

E.M. Davis said...

I wonder if they're gonna play of the "Lincoln was gay" angle which was going aound a few years ago...

Well, they cast Matthew Broderick as Joshua Speed.*



* - this may not be true.

ndspinelli said...

I thought Adam Sandler would get the part.

Henry said...

Not Lee Bergere?

Day Lewis should be very good.

William said...

There have been more biopics of Lincoln than film versions of Pride & Prejudice. What we really need is a biopic of John Wilkes Booth. I think Sean Penn or Matt Damon could really bring something to that role. Booth was the first actor who used the adulation that comes with good looks and fame to try to change the course of history. I think the backstory of John WIlkes Booth would be worth knowing. Booth managed to upstage the greatest man of his time. He literally jumped onstage to do this. Perhaps that was why he did it.

27183 said...

Meh. Not seeing it.

I think this is just another Internet circle jerk.

He just does not look like Lincoln at all. Not wearing any clothes Ann, you should be able to see that.

Now Royal Dano, he could do a great Zombie Lincoln. And now googling, it turns out he did, for Walt Disney's Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.

But look there's more: courtesy of wikipedia, here's Lincoln gay hugging Washington: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TheApotheosisLincolnAndWashington1860s.jpg

Or something, I can't figure it out.

pogo101 said...

J. EDGAR LINCOLN. The side of him you never knew. The secret he could never reveal.

Rated NC-17 for explicit content and a head shot.

Christopher in MA said...

William - did you ever read "The Man Who Killed Lincoln" by Philip Van Doren Stern? It's a hard-to-find novel from the 1930s, but its portrayal of Booth would be the basis for a fabulous picture. And as much as I despise Penn, he has the right mix of menace, charm and anger that would make his portrayal one for the ages.

But that's also supposing you got a script and director that didn't use the movie to "make a statement" about the evil Chimpy McBusHitler. Which means - since I find Raymond Massey's Lincoln dull as dishwater and Henry Fonda's Lincoln a billboard for all of Fonda's most annoying actor's tics - the only worthwhile portrayals of both Lincoln and Booth are in D.W. Griffith's movies "Abraham Lincoln" and "The Birth Of A Nation."