First Official Photo: Daniel Day-Lewis as Abe in Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

August 7, 2012


Four score and seven years ago (not really) we got our very first look at Daniel Day-Lewis in character as our 16th President Abraham Lincoln, but it was only a paparazzi shot. has finally unveiled an actual first look photo of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis along with an outstanding supporting cast, with Sally Field as Mary Todd, Gulliver McGrath and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as his sons Tad and Robert, and David Strathairn as his Secretary of State. This first look side-shot of Day-Lewis isn't the most revealing, but it is finally our first look, meaning hopefully a trailer is coming soon. See in full below!

"Lincoln had a very, very complicated—and at the same time, extremely clear—inner life," Spielberg states.

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, which finished shooting last year, stars Daniel Day-Lewis (of My Left Foot, Gangs of New York, There Will Be Blood) as our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, and focuses on the last four months of his life, guiding the North to victory during the Civil War. The cast includes Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jackie Earle Haley, Lee Pace, John Hawkes, Walton Goggins, Hal Holbrook, Tim Blake Nelson and David Oyelowo. The film has a screenplay by Oscar nominee Tony Kushner (Angels in America, Munich), based on many books about Lincoln's life. Disney, releasing the DreamWorks production, will debut Lincoln in limited theaters starting on November 9th, expanding wide on the 16th.

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  • This Fall/Winter is looking really good. Although, November and still no trailer?
    • I'm expecting to see it, if not by the end of this week, in the next two weeks.
      • racquetman
        I doubt it. They are going to need to do reshoots and probably delay the film. We can no longer have an ending where someone gets shot in a theater, movie or otherwise.
        • Hazedmind
          I doubt it, the studio controls most directors but not a man like Spielberg
          • racquetman
            It was a joke and a poke at the sad level of political correctness we have reached in this country. Obviously the ending to this film can't be changed. However, if you think studios don't control EVERY director to some extent then you're out of touch with reality. As long as they are writing the checks, EVERY director will have to deal with their meddling.
          • HazedMind
            Spielberg wrote his own check for this film much like all his others, the studios can't say shit
          • racquetman
            I guess on the internet you can make anything up you want and someone will believe you. The movie is co-financed by Dreamworks and FOX. Dreamworks is being partially financed by Reliance Entertainment. It took a whopping 2 minutes of research to find this out. "Spielberg wrote his own check . . ." Hahahaha. You're pretty funny!
          • Hazedmind
            What ever man, Spielberg is producing it and is one of quite a few directors who has final cut on his films, a film made by Spielberg, just like a film made by Tarantino or Scorsese is going to be released exactly how they want it to be released thats a god damn fact
  • I can believe that guy as a vampire hunter....
    • haha! Great joke l
    • rennmaxbeta
      But if he did, DDL would fight real vampires for six months to prepare for the role.
  • Sal
  • bRado1
    Abe Lincoln drinks your Milkshake
    • Cody W
      Ha, good I wanna go watch TWBB
    • Yeah, it's easy to quote him in that, cause quoting anything from Gangs of New York makes you sound like a violent racist.
  • hawk99
    Very excited for this
  • Daniel day Lewis is always top notch so this movie will be also great!
  • Daniel Day-Lewis is sickeningly good at everything.
    • DoomCanoe
      nah the guy is absolutely awful at badminton
      • I think everyone is pretty awful at badminton. It's tennis meets volleyball, minus the scandalous clothing and highly sexual grunts.
  • Andrew
    And the Oscar goes to Daniel Day-Lewis
  • bltzie
    So, he's in a theater right?
  • Trey
    He even grew a full 5 inch's for the part...what a method actor!
  • tzarinna
    My word, I look forward to the trailer, love DDL.
  • rennmaxbeta
    Daniel Day-Lewis deserves to get his face on a new bank note.
  • Jim K
    Wow I cannot wait.
  • southlander
    im pretty sure dainel day lewis was the charecter in gangs of new york that threw a knife at a poster of abe lincoln. Ironic.




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