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Jackie Earle Haley joins Spielberg's Lincoln as Confederate VP

09.21.2011
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Jackie Earle Haley has played a child molester twice over now (in LITTLE CHILDREN and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), but now he' shifting into another loathsome villain role, a proponent of slavery.

The actor has just joined the cast of Steven Spielberg's LINCOLN where he will play Alexander Stephens, Vice President of the Confederate States during the Civil War. He's best remembered for his infamous quote saying that slavery was the "natural condition of blacks and the cornerstone of the Confederacy."

If Haley brings the same sort of creepy dislikability to this role as he has his previous ones (I mean that as a compliment), he should be a great addition to the cast. He joins Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln, Sally Field as Mary Todd and Tommy Lee Jones and Joseph Gordon-Levitt also have parts.

Extra Tidbit: What's the over under on how many Oscars this will win?
Source: Deadline

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9:48PM on 09/21/2011
The casting of this film is just phenomenal. I cannot wait to see these people fill their roles.
The casting of this film is just phenomenal. I cannot wait to see these people fill their roles.
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8:23PM on 09/21/2011
Just start engraving all the 2013 Oscars now.
Just start engraving all the 2013 Oscars now.
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4:46PM on 09/21/2011
Haley is slowly becoming one of the definitive character actors of our generation. Plus he'll be Willie Loomis in Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows".
Actually, this kinda reminds me of Pete Postlethwaite in "Amistad" and the numerous other character actors who have worked with Spielberg over the years.
Haley is slowly becoming one of the definitive character actors of our generation. Plus he'll be Willie Loomis in Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows".
Actually, this kinda reminds me of Pete Postlethwaite in "Amistad" and the numerous other character actors who have worked with Spielberg over the years.
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4:42PM on 09/21/2011

FREAKY SHIT

HE LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE THE DUDE HE'S PLAYING
HE LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE THE DUDE HE'S PLAYING
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3:33PM on 09/21/2011
good casting, this guy really gives me the willies
good casting, this guy really gives me the willies
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3:39PM on 09/21/2011
Lucky you!
Lucky you!
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