Latest Entertainment News Headlines

First look at Daniel Day Lewis as Abe in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln!

11.30.2011

Daniel Day Lewis is down in Richmond, Virginia for Steven Spielberg's LINCOLN, and the great actor has been spotted walking around town with familiar facial hair. One local by the name of Michael Phillips ran into him eating a meal and snapped this shot, which he promptly uploaded to twitter.

As usual, Day-Lewis is going all nutty method acting for this project, apparently speaking in Abraham Lincoln's famous accent for the better part of the year, and as you can see he's got the beard down pretty damn perfect. Is it too much to say that even with the jeans and turtleneck he's exuding the character?

LINCOLN's set to open late 2012 and also stars Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, John Hawkes, and Jared Harris as Ulysses S. Grant. No word on if Harris is walking around town rocking Grant's beard.

Source: @UVAMichael

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

+1
3:39PM on 12/02/2011

Can't get it out of my head...

I was looking at Mr. Lewis in that picture and thinking of his great roles...esp. his role as Bill the Butcher from Gangs of New York. And now I can't get the scene from I Love You To Death out of my head. Officer: "Can you describe your assailant?" Kevin Kline(with full on Italian accent): "Yah. He looked a like a Abe Lincoln..comin' uppa to bat"
I was looking at Mr. Lewis in that picture and thinking of his great roles...esp. his role as Bill the Butcher from Gangs of New York. And now I can't get the scene from I Love You To Death out of my head. Officer: "Can you describe your assailant?" Kevin Kline(with full on Italian accent): "Yah. He looked a like a Abe Lincoln..comin' uppa to bat"
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:45PM on 12/02/2011
like a boss
like a boss
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:37AM on 12/02/2011
DDL is going to rock this performance. And Spielberg directing is gold.
Cant wait for this.
DDL is going to rock this performance. And Spielberg directing is gold.
Cant wait for this.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+1
5:13AM on 12/02/2011
Best

actor

EVER!
Best

actor

EVER!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:12PM on 12/01/2011
Should Daniel Day run for president as well?
Should Daniel Day run for president as well?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:29PM on 12/01/2011

A quick History Lesson

I am sure this movie will not tell the real truth behind "Emancipation Proclamation". Confederacy would of freed the slaves long before Lincoln ever did. Lincoln's goal wasn't to "free the slaves" (as many believe today), but to strategically weaken the South by making them (Slaves) fight in the civil war. Don't believe me - Look it up. I am sure this movie will make Lincoln look like some kind of Godly being
I am sure this movie will not tell the real truth behind "Emancipation Proclamation". Confederacy would of freed the slaves long before Lincoln ever did. Lincoln's goal wasn't to "free the slaves" (as many believe today), but to strategically weaken the South by making them (Slaves) fight in the civil war. Don't believe me - Look it up. I am sure this movie will make Lincoln look like some kind of Godly being
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:31PM on 12/02/2011
Didn't Lincoln debate Stephen Douglas and take up the position against slavery BEFORE he was president?
Didn't Lincoln debate Stephen Douglas and take up the position against slavery BEFORE he was president?
10:07AM on 12/01/2011

Solid Spielberg drama

I liked Amistad, but I hope this is more compelling.
I liked Amistad, but I hope this is more compelling.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:28AM on 12/01/2011
And the Oscar goes to...
And the Oscar goes to...
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:27AM on 12/01/2011
This is why DDL is the best actor of this generation. He picks only top notch roles where he really has something to do with the character and then he spends months prepping for his job. Awesome dedication!!
This is why DDL is the best actor of this generation. He picks only top notch roles where he really has something to do with the character and then he spends months prepping for his job. Awesome dedication!!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+1
8:02AM on 12/01/2011
oh my god he is gonna nail this role
oh my god he is gonna nail this role
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:14AM on 12/01/2011
"I FREE YOUR SLAVES, YOUR SLAVES!"
"I FREE YOUR SLAVES, YOUR SLAVES!"
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:57AM on 12/01/2011
Really? What was your point?
Really? What was your point?
+3
11:49PM on 11/30/2011
Lewis be looking on point!
Lewis be looking on point!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:25PM on 11/30/2011
This is the man who refused penicillin during Gangs of New York shoot because it wasn't around in that time period - so it's weird to see him wearing jeans.
This is the man who refused penicillin during Gangs of New York shoot because it wasn't around in that time period - so it's weird to see him wearing jeans.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:39PM on 11/30/2011
wow
wow
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+1
10:34PM on 11/30/2011
Simply outstanding.
Simply outstanding.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:19PM on 11/30/2011
He wants his damn milkshake!
He wants his damn milkshake!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+16
9:15PM on 11/30/2011
Maybe this shot is right before he shaves and shoots a Steve Jobs biopic.
Maybe this shot is right before he shaves and shoots a Steve Jobs biopic.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+5
8:23PM on 11/30/2011

Oscar Bait: The Abraham Lincoln Story

they should retitle it to that lol.

Day-Lewis is crazy, but also crazy good at what he does.
they should retitle it to that lol.

Day-Lewis is crazy, but also crazy good at what he does.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:31PM on 11/30/2011
Oscar?!
Oscar?!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+6
7:24PM on 11/30/2011
This motherfucker goes deep.

No wonder he's so good.
This motherfucker goes deep.

No wonder he's so good.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:53PM on 11/30/2011
Damn that's looking good.
Damn that's looking good.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+10
6:41PM on 11/30/2011
too early to give him the oscar?
too early to give him the oscar?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+29
6:25PM on 11/30/2011
Sucks for whoever else is going after Best Actor in 2012.
Sucks for whoever else is going after Best Actor in 2012.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+7
6:20PM on 11/30/2011
He's so method he took hormones to grow a whole extra foot.
He's so method he took hormones to grow a whole extra foot.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:27PM on 11/30/2011
HAHA!......Wait?...Why am I laughing?
HAHA!......Wait?...Why am I laughing?
+18
5:56PM on 11/30/2011
He looks great. I can't wait to see him kill some vampires!
He looks great. I can't wait to see him kill some vampires!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+13
5:48PM on 11/30/2011
Looks like Lincoln but I'm curious since their are no confirmed recordings of Lincoln speaking, what accent has Daniel been working on exactly? Reporters of the time reported he had a shrill, high, and squeaking voice to go along with a very awkward demeanor.
Looks like Lincoln but I'm curious since their are no confirmed recordings of Lincoln speaking, what accent has Daniel been working on exactly? Reporters of the time reported he had a shrill, high, and squeaking voice to go along with a very awkward demeanor.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:46PM on 11/30/2011
Looks fantastic. The height issue can easily be overcome with camera trickery and some lifts, I'm sure.
Looks fantastic. The height issue can easily be overcome with camera trickery and some lifts, I'm sure.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:33PM on 11/30/2011
Man that is Spot on, may not be tall enough, but facially? Wow!
Man that is Spot on, may not be tall enough, but facially? Wow!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:22AM on 12/01/2011
How can he not be tall enough? He's 6"1. Lincoln himself was 6"4 not too much a stretch.
How can he not be tall enough? He's 6"1. Lincoln himself was 6"4 not too much a stretch.
5:31AM on 12/01/2011
Yeah because Elijah Wood wasn't short enough to be Frodo Baggins in Lord of the Rings.
Yeah because Elijah Wood wasn't short enough to be Frodo Baggins in Lord of the Rings.
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting