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(Daily Mail)   First photo of Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln. Why am I even clicking on this? I always thought he'd make a better John Wilk-- HOLY FARK   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 281
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2011-11-30 09:29:35 PM
The man is truly the greatest actor of my lifetime.
 
2011-11-30 09:33:42 PM
That's some good makeup.
 
2011-11-30 10:12:02 PM
Looks like Abe Lincoln got Steve Jobs'd.
 
2011-11-30 10:38:39 PM
That man is such a superb actor, it's almost scary.
 
2011-11-30 11:04:21 PM
Jesus fark, that dude looks like Abraham Lincoln. Not like "hey, that actor looks like he's playing Abraham Lincoln really convincingly" but like "HOLY shiat IS ABRAHAM LINCOLN ALIVE??!?!"
 
2011-11-30 11:18:23 PM
That is amazing!
 
2011-11-30 11:24:43 PM

DamnYankees: Jesus fark, that dude looks like Abraham Lincoln. Not like "hey, that actor looks like he's playing Abraham Lincoln really convincingly" but like "HOLY shiat IS ABRAHAM LINCOLN ALIVE??!?!"


I think it's even more convincing that he's wearing modern clothes. I mean, that picture is Abraham Lincoln wearing a turtleneck and farking jeans. He's going to be absolutely convincing in costume.

You do have to wonder about the voice though. Isn't it fairly accepted that Lincoln had a somewhat high, thin voice? Not a voice that you'd expect.
 
2011-11-30 11:33:37 PM
Wow. Just wow.
 
2011-11-30 11:37:19 PM

GAT_00: You do have to wonder about the voice though. Isn't it fairly accepted that Lincoln had a somewhat high, thin voice? Not a voice that you'd expect.


I couldn't have less doubt that he pulls it off.
 
2011-11-30 11:38:14 PM
Day-Lewis is British, and of Anglo-Irish descent, so however incredible an actor he is, some Lincoln fans have expressed concerns that the role would be bettered rendered by an American native.


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2011-11-30 11:39:17 PM
Ok, this film has some serious star firepower, and not just the leads. Walton Goggins? Jackie Earle Haley?
DAMN.

I will be seeing this film.
 
2011-11-30 11:39:49 PM

gilgigamesh: Day-Lewis is British, and of Anglo-Irish descent, so however incredible an actor he is, some Lincoln fans have expressed concerns that the role would be bettered rendered by an American native.


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Could not be more quintessentially American.
 
2011-11-30 11:44:19 PM

DamnYankees: GAT_00: You do have to wonder about the voice though. Isn't it fairly accepted that Lincoln had a somewhat high, thin voice? Not a voice that you'd expect.

I couldn't have less doubt that he pulls it off.


That's not my question as much as what voice are they going to use? Historically accepted, or expected?
 
2011-11-30 11:47:43 PM
GAT_00: That's not my question as much as what voice are they going to use? Historically accepted, or expected?

given Lewis's utter devotion to playing a character, I'd be betting he'd go more of the historically accepted.
That's just an educated guess though.
 
2011-11-30 11:49:28 PM

NewportBarGuy: The man is truly the greatest actor of my lifetime.


The only person I'd even consider putting in the same league right now is Denzel.
 
2011-11-30 11:50:16 PM

SilentStrider: NewportBarGuy: The man is truly the greatest actor of my lifetime.

The only person I'd even consider putting in the same league right now is Denzel.


Leo > Denzel

I'm going to get so much hate for that I think.
 
2011-11-30 11:51:51 PM

GAT_00: Leo > Denzel

I'm going to get so much hate for that I think.


Leo would've made a horrible Malcolm.
 
2011-11-30 11:52:22 PM

GAT_00: SilentStrider: NewportBarGuy: The man is truly the greatest actor of my lifetime.

The only person I'd even consider putting in the same league right now is Denzel.

Leo > Denzel

I'm going to get so much hate for that I think.


Allow me to be towards the beginning of that line:

Dude! WTF?!
 
2011-11-30 11:52:34 PM
GAT_00: Leo > Denzel

I'm going to get so much hate for that I think.


if you mean DiCaprio, I'm not going to hate, but I can't agree either. He's good, I'll give him that, but not in that league.

I suppose I could also put Christian Bale and, in his better moments, Tom Hanks MAYBE into that league.

Maybe.
 
2011-11-30 11:53:09 PM

BroVinny: GAT_00: Leo > Denzel

I'm going to get so much hate for that I think.

Leo would've made a horrible Malcolm.


To be fair, Denzel would have made a horrible Hughes.
 
2011-11-30 11:59:51 PM

GAT_00: Leo > Denzel


Well, I'll say that Leo is becoming a fine actor. He is getting better with age. He was way out of his depth in Blood Diamond. I did not feel like he was a struggling guy trying to escape Africa. It seemed like he was on vacation. That was Djimon Hounsou's movie all the way. Denzel in Man on Fire was, to me, representative of how much better he is than Leo. He owned that role so much it was scary. However, both of their choices in movies have been disappoint in recent years. I dunno, Hollywood is just writing crap. I guess they have to as our literacy rates seem to be plummeting off a cliff.

They would both be better served following Daniel Day's approach to be more selective in their work. There Will Be Blood was very slow and long, but I have watched it at least 5 times and will watch it again many more times. Hell, they should both take a few years off and become a cobbler. heh...
 
2011-12-01 12:00:32 AM

SilentStrider: if you mean DiCaprio, I'm not going to hate, but I can't agree either.


He's one of the best around right now.

No way in hell on Bale, and Hanks is up there, but below DiCaprio.

cmunic8r99: Dude! WTF?!


Yeah, I know.
 
2011-12-01 12:02:34 AM
GAT_00: No way in hell on Bale,

The Fighter is what cinches it for me with Bale. I thought he was incredible in that film.
 
2011-12-01 12:02:48 AM
I'd give my left foot to have his acting ability.
 
2011-12-01 12:03:01 AM

NewportBarGuy: However, both of their choices in movies have been disappoint in recent years.


Yeah, the last good thing he did was The Departed. Catch Me If You Can and The Aviator are also damn good, and I want to watch J Edgar. Gangs of New York is probably up there too, but believe it or not I've never watched it. Or There Will Be Blood.

I know, I'm a terrible person.
 
2011-12-01 12:04:12 AM
I still think Liam Neeson would've looked better as Lincoln...
 
2011-12-01 12:05:22 AM

GAT_00: DamnYankees: GAT_00: You do have to wonder about the voice though. Isn't it fairly accepted that Lincoln had a somewhat high, thin voice? Not a voice that you'd expect.

I couldn't have less doubt that he pulls it off.

That's not my question as much as what voice are they going to use? Historically accepted, or expected?


I bet he pulls off both. He'll pull out a voice that will sound a little strange, but after 5-10 minutes of hearing it you'll be utterly convinced and will forget he was ever supposed to sound like anything else.
 
2011-12-01 12:05:39 AM

RexTalionis: I still think Liam Neeson would've looked better as Lincoln...


Yeah, that was the one bad part of the movie being delayed over and over, that we'll never see what Neeson might have done with the part. I was looking forward to it.
 
2011-12-01 12:07:14 AM

GAT_00: Leo > Denzel

I'm going to get so much hate for that I think.


Leo is a great actor, but please. Please. Denzel is one of the all time great. Go back and rewatch Malcolm X. It's the Daniel Plainview of the 90s.
 
2011-12-01 12:07:42 AM
I guess nobody has seen Chris Sarandon as Lincoln.
 
2011-12-01 12:11:00 AM

GAT_00: SilentStrider: NewportBarGuy: The man is truly the greatest actor of my lifetime.

The only person I'd even consider putting in the same league right now is Denzel.

Leo > Denzel

I'm going to get so much hate for that I think.


DiCaprio vs Denzel CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH!

DiCaprio is a really good actor, I agree. He has come a long way since Romeo or titanic. He isn't even in his acting prime.
 
2011-12-01 12:11:25 AM

RexTalionis: I still think Liam Neeson would've looked better as Lincoln...


What I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my country go now, that will be the end of it - I will not look for you, I will not pursue you... but if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you and I will kill you.
 
2011-12-01 12:12:08 AM
I think it's hilarious that over the Day-Lews-as-Lincoln pic it says "GET THE LOOK."
 
2011-12-01 12:17:14 AM

NewportBarGuy: However, both of their choices in movies have been disappoint in recent years.


Hellooooou?!?!?!

I N C E P T I O N?

/*BWWWWWWWHAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMM*!!
 
2011-12-01 12:20:06 AM

gilgigamesh: Day-Lewis is British, and of Anglo-Irish descent, so however incredible an actor he is, some Lincoln fans have expressed concerns that the role would be bettered rendered by an American native.


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Would like a word.


One, there are Lincoln fans? Do they go to places like fark and remind Franklin Pierce fans how much he sucks? And two, since Lincoln's family couldn't have been too far removed from their immigrant roots wouldn't it be better for a foreign actor to play him? Someone without our ingrained 'Mericun speak patterns?
 
2011-12-01 12:20:39 AM
If Abraham Lincoln were alive today and ran into Daniel Day Lewis, his head would explode. Again.
 
2011-12-01 12:22:21 AM
So will he drink Jefferson Davis's milkshake?
 
2011-12-01 12:24:07 AM

rocky_howard: I N C E P T I O N?


I'll be honest. I fell asleep both times I tried to watch that movie.
 
2011-12-01 12:25:46 AM

NewportBarGuy: rocky_howard: I N C E P T I O N?

I'll be honest. I fell asleep both times I tried to watch that movie.


Did you really, or is that what they want you to think?
 
2011-12-01 12:27:00 AM

RexTalionis: I still think Liam Neeson would've looked better as Lincoln...


I don't know who you are. I don't know why you want to leave The Union. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you stay in The Union, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.
 
2011-12-01 12:28:01 AM

RexTalionis: I still think Liam Neeson would've looked better as Lincoln...


I didn't know Lincoln was an expressionless European man.
 
2011-12-01 12:28:35 AM

gilgigamesh: Day-Lewis is British, and of Anglo-Irish descent, so however incredible an actor he is, some Lincoln fans have expressed concerns that the role would be bettered rendered by an American native.


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Would like a word.


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Would like another word.
 
2011-12-01 12:29:20 AM

GAT_00: DamnYankees:
You do have to wonder about the voice though. Isn't it fairly accepted that Lincoln had a somewhat high, thin voice? Not a voice that you'd expect.


How high are we talking? Michael Jackson high?
 
2011-12-01 12:29:50 AM
Day-Lewis, 54 , is reknowned for absolutely inhabiting the world of his characters, sometimes staying in a role for the entire duration of filming, even when off-set, so nobody expects him to disappoint.

So he's going to free the slaves again?

/family legend is that a descendant put the pennies on Abe's eyes when he expired.
 
2011-12-01 12:34:57 AM

Ken VeryBigLiar: And two, since Lincoln's family couldn't have been too far removed from their immigrant roots wouldn't it be better for a foreign actor to play him?


Uh, you could think that, but you'd be wrong. The first of the Lincolns to come to the US was Abraham's great-great-great-great grandfather, Samuel Lincoln. He was born in Hingham, Norfolk, England. He moved to Hingham, Massachusetts sometime before 1650 (when his first child was born). The Lincolns have been in the country a long time prior to Abe's birth and (for that matter) long before there was a country.

/Fun fact: I am friends with a girl who is a distant relative of Abraham Lincoln who still live in the ancestral Lincoln home of Hingham, MA.
 
2011-12-01 12:36:00 AM

RexTalionis: Ken VeryBigLiar: And two, since Lincoln's family couldn't have been too far removed from their immigrant roots wouldn't it be better for a foreign actor to play him?

Uh, you could think that, but you'd be wrong. The first of the Lincolns to come to the US was Abraham's great-great-great-great grandfather, Samuel Lincoln. He was born in Hingham, Norfolk, England. He moved to Hingham, Massachusetts sometime before 1650 (when his first child was born). The Lincolns have been in the country a long time prior to Abe's birth and (for that matter) long before there was a country.

/Fun fact: I am friends with a girl who is a distant relative of Abraham Lincoln who still live in the ancestral Lincoln home of Hingham, MA.


Actually, instead of "come to the US", I should've said "Come to North America".
 
2011-12-01 12:40:17 AM
"The film will also star Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Robert Todd Lincoln, Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens and John Hawkes as Robert Latham, amongst other stars."

Throw in Ian McShane and Sam Rockwell somehow and this becomes my dream team of the worlds greatest current actors.
 
2011-12-01 12:40:57 AM
Now that I look at the cast list, there's no Booth. He's not in the movie? Interesting.
 
2011-12-01 12:41:25 AM

SilentStrider: NewportBarGuy: The man is truly the greatest actor of my lifetime.

The only person I'd even consider putting in the same league right now is Denzel.


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Denzel plays the same character in every fricking movie.

Now granted, he does play that one character very well.

However, that's somewhat expected after doing it for his whole career.
 
2011-12-01 12:47:40 AM

DamnYankees: GAT_00: Leo > Denzel

I'm going to get so much hate for that I think.

Leo is a great actor, but please. Please. Denzel is one of the all time great. Go back and rewatch Malcolm X. It's the Daniel Plainview of the 90s.


I have to agree here.

I remember first watching that film as a kid and going "meh". This was before I had seen or heard anything about Malcolm X.

I watched it again about a year ago. Denzel must've conducted a seance before filming because he absolutely IS Malcolm X in that flick. It's goddamn spooky how accurate his portrayal is.
 
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