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‘Lincoln’: The actor who almost played Honest Abe in Spielberg’s bio-pic

Audiences got a sneak-peak last night of Steven Spielberg’s long-gestating project, “Lincoln,” during a secret screening at the New York Film Fest. The movie centers on the last few months of the president’s life when he managed to get the 13th amendment passed, which outlawed slavery, during the waning days of the Civil War.

Scripted by “Munich” screenwriter Tony Kushner, the movie is much more of a dialogue-heavy chamber drama than the sweeping epic you might expect from the trailer, focusing on the moral complexities of the legislative process. By all accounts, star Daniel Day-Lewis delivers a masterful, mesmerizing performance. And while Day-Lewis is now no doubt a front-runner for the best-actor Oscar, he wasn’t Spielberg’s first choice to play America’s 16th president.

That honor goes to Liam Neeson. Continue reading ‘‘Lincoln’: The actor who almost played Honest Abe in Spielberg’s bio-pic’


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