Watch: '60 Minutes' Profile on 'Lincoln' with Spielberg & Day-Lewis
by Ethan Anderton
February 11, 2013
Last fall, a great "60 Minutes" conversation with director Steven Spielberg highlighted his work on the historical biopic Lincoln, which is nominated for several Academy Awards. Now another profile featuring the director puts a more heavy focus on the film about our 16th president, complete with interviews featuring star Daniel Day-Lewis and historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin, the writer behind Team of Rivals, one of the source materials used for the Best Picture nominated drama. It's a fascinating segment, and will make you want to see Lincoln immediately if you haven't seen it already. Watch below!
Here's the new "60 Minutes" feature on Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, found via Awards Daily:
Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, 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, sent Lincoln to theaters last November, and the film is nominated for Best Picture at the 85th Annual Academy Awards.