Lincoln 1860

Lincoln 1860

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

First Official Picture of Daniel Day-Lewis As Abraham Lincoln

Courtesy of The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL and, here is the first official image of the actor Daniel Day-Lewis in full make up as Abraham Lincoln.  As nearly every Lincoln buff knows, Mr. Day-Lewis will star in Steven Spielberg's film "Lincoln" due for release on November 9, 2012.  Based on the book-which-will-not-die, Doris Kearns Goodwin's "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln," Spielberg's film is rumored to follow the final four months of the president's life.

I realize that makeup artists can work wonders, but this image makes it appear as though a previously-unknown photograph of the real Lincoln has been discovered.  It's stunning.  Let's hope that the film will be as breathtaking as this photo.


R.B. said...

I'm very excited about this movie! I hoped that Tom Hanks was going to play Lincoln, since he is related to him, but Daniel Day Lewis will do just fine. -

Unknown said...

I agree, this photo is amazing! I am looking forward to the movie. It is an important story to tell. I am sure Mr Day-Lewis will be a fantastic Lincoln.
I am please that so much has been written, archived and researched on Mr Lincoln. Love your Blog!

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