Thanks to the use of prosthetic facial makeup, Daniel Day Lewis could almost be mistaken for Abraham Lincoln on the streets. The Spielberg-directed Lincoln, “is based on the novel Team of Rivals, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Tony Kushner wrote the script for the film, which will focus on the political collision of Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War.” Continue reading for one more picture.

Spielberg said that Day-Lewis…”captures not just the likeness of the 16th U.S. president, but also the intangible, pensive quality that made him a great leader. Lincoln had a very, very complicated – and at the same time, extremely clear – inner life. He thought things out. He talked things out. He argued both sides of every issue. And he was very careful in making any decision. As a matter of fact, his opponents and his enemies criticized him often for being impossibly slow to a decision.”

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