Anne Hathaway was one of the stars that came out for a special screening of Lincoln in NYC last night. Director Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays President Lincoln in the movie, Tommy Lee Jones, and leading lady Sally Field were all on hand. Kellan Lutz broke from Breaking Dawn Part 2 press to watch the film and 666 Park Avenue's Dave Annable showed support for his former Brothers and Sisters costar Sally. Chloë Sevigny, Patrick Wilson, and Michael Strahan also attended ahead of Lincoln's big opening tomorrow. Anne Hathaway has her own project hitting theaters with Les Misérables coming out on Christmas Day. Anne's been making the rounds promoting the period piece, including a recent Vogue cover and role as host of the Women's Media Awards on Tuesday.
Note to the Academy: the race is on. Steven Spielberg's Lincoln is a richly explored slice of history with an immensely talented lead actor playing one of our nation's most lauded presidents and a fantastic supporting cast. The film centers on a crucial period during the Civil War; Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) has been reelected, the North and South have been at brutal odds for four years, and there seems to be no chance for peace in sight. The president is striving to add an amendment to the Constitution to emancipate slaves, believing it to be the quickest way, aside from an impossible peace treaty, to end the bloodshed. The historical film isn't without dry moments, and the pace can be meandering, but nothing can detract from Day-Lewis's commanding performance.
Day-Lewis is one of Hollywood's greatest actors, and his portrayal of the 16th president continues his streak of inspired performances. He breathes life into Lincoln, transforming himself into the thin yet physically domineering man, and exploring his quirks and oddities — such as his unabashed penchant for poorly timed anecdotes and long-winded metaphors. Day-Lewis's lumbering Honest Abe is just that; he's transparent in his motives when dealing with his cabinet as well as his wife (Sally Field), who, much to his exasperation, is still grappling with the death of one of their sons. Though it's a tale of politics, Lincoln is at its best when focusing on the president's role as the head of a fractured family. Find out what else I thought about Lincoln after the jump.
Daniel Day-Lewis makes a triumphant return to the big screen in Steven Spielberg's latest film, Lincoln. In honor of Honest Abe, we're giving you the real talk from Daniel's costars at last night's LA premiere at AFI Fest 2012. In today's PopSugar Rush, find out why you should check out Daniel's latest tour de force performance -– and why he might be the safest bet for best actor honors when award season heats up in January!
Daniel Day-Lewis takes on the iconic role of our 16th president in this week's Lincoln. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg and boasts an impressive supporting cast that includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sally Field, and Tommy Lee Jones. But is the historical film as good as its actors? Check out our review to see if this one is a watch, pass, or rent.
Stars hit the red carpet at the 2012 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel last night. Daniel Craig was joined by his Skyfall Bond girls, Bérénice Marlohe and Naomie Harris, but it was his wife, Rachel Weisz, who he leaned in to kiss before picking up the British artist of the year honor.
Daniel Day-Lewis was also in attendance, and after Steven Spielberg presented him with the Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film, he took advantage of his stage time to show off his funny side. Daniel thanked BAFTA with a spoof of Clint Eastwood's conversation with an empty chair at the Republican National Convention. The comical speech was somewhat unexpected from Daniel, who is best known for his serious roles, including Spielberg's Lincoln, which hits theaters next week. The Britannia Awards will be broadcast on BBC America Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. ET as a two-hour special.
There's a poignant new trailer for Lincoln, and while the first preview provides context for the historical drama, this one gives a more extensive look at Daniel Day-Lewis as our 16th president. It also aims to evoke some emotions, flashing images of modern-day Washington DC, the Tribute in Light for the World Trade Center, Martin Luther King Jr., and other famous civil rights leaders from American history.
After seeing Day-Lewis's speeches as Lincoln here, I'm more excited than ever to see his full transformation into Honest Abe. I also appreciate the snippet of personal drama we see between him and his wife, played by Sally Field, though I'm hoping to see more of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as their son as we get closer to the release date. The movie hits theaters Nov. 16, and you can watch the trailer when you read more.
After getting a peek at the electrifying trailer for Lincoln, we're clamoring for more footage and photos of the epic-looking movie. Lucky for us, new pictures of Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have been released! It's a serious movie, so it makes sense that there are a lot of solemn, foreboding looks going on. Let's see a smile, guys, you're about to win the Civil War! See for yourself when you check out the pictures.
Daniel Day-Lewis is a masterful, always-impressive actor, and after watching the first trailer for Lincoln, it looks as though he may top himself. In Steven Spielberg's historical drama, Day-Lewis portrays Abraham Lincoln in the final months of his life as president prior to his assassination. Supporting him in the film are Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as his son Robert Todd, Tommy Lee Jones, and more. The trailer starts off by showing Lincoln interacting with other politicians and the kind of pressure he was under, and even though we don't even hear Day-Lewis speak in character until almost a minute in, the actor's emotions and expressions are enough to give you goosebumps.
There have been many portrayals of Lincoln on screen, but I don't think we've seen a film with such an impressive team. Aside from Day-Lewis's performance, having Spielberg at the helm has me sure that this movie is going to be fantastic — and an award-generator. Lincoln will be released on Nov. 16, but you can watch the trailer now after the break.
We've already gotten a look at Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln for Steven Spielberg's presidential flick, and now we have a peek at Lincoln's one-sheet. Like the first look, this is another profile shot, but this one is a black and white close-up, meaning it's superserious. With all that hair and makeup, Day-Lewis looks strikingly like the 16th president, but I'm curious to see how he'll alter his voice and behavior to depict Lincoln. Also, here's to hoping we can get some pictures of Day-Lewis's costars, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, and Lee Pace soon!
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Daniel Day-Lewis is no stranger to transforming himself for his films (and he's got two Oscars to prove it), but boy is he unrecognizable as our 16th president in this first official photo from Lincoln. Steven Spielberg's film, which also stars Sally Field and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, follows Abraham Lincoln in the last four months of his life. I can feel the award season buzz already, but we'll know more when the film hits theaters on Nov. 9. What do you think of the photo?