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Daniel Day-Lewis: 'Lincoln Role Should Have Gone To An American'


 Daniel Day-Lewis: 'Lincoln Role Should Have Gone To An American'
topic by Steve - 01-25-2013, 10:13 AM - Boxden > The TV and Movie Spot



Daniel Day-Lewis felt apprehensive about playing a U.S. president in Lincoln because he was convinced the lead role should have been given to an American.

The Gangs of New York star was born and raised in London but also has Irish citizenship because of his father's connections to the country, and he admits his British background made him feel like a fraud for taking on the role of beloved President Abraham Lincoln.

He tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "I was very aware of the responsibility involved as I didn't want to be the person who desecrated the memory of the most loved president America has ever known... It seemed like an outlandish idea to take someone who grew up in south east London and make him President of the United States... I'm not an American citizen so I don't have the right to be president."

Day-Lewis previously admitted he had doubts about taking on the film project, but the gamble paid off - he has received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for the role, as well as a nod at the upcoming British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards. He also won a Best Actor trophy at the recent Golden Globes.

Daniel Day-Lewis: 'Lincoln Role Should Have Gone To An American' - Starpulse.com


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23 comments for "Daniel Day-Lewis: 'Lincoln Role Should Have Gone To An American'"


 01-25-2013, 10:18 AMonline - #2
Aleandroid 334 heat pts334

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you could say that about a lot of roles
 01-25-2013, 12:11 PMaway - #3
WordOnThaStreet 25 heat pts25

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Originally Posted by Aleandroid
you could say that about a lot of roles
right wonder how many mexicans play puerto ricans n vice versa . who cares, the execution is what counts.
 01-25-2013, 02:24 PMaway - #4
patt24 47 heat pts47

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i would rather see the best actor in a role and not just a "because hes such and such"
 01-25-2013, 05:20 PMaway - #5
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Daniel Day-Lewis doesn't exist once the film starts rolling. The man on screen is Abe Lincoln.
 01-25-2013, 05:23 PMonline - #6
GodsFavorite 63 heat pts63

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tony montana was played by an italian, its acting
 01-25-2013, 05:29 PMaway - #7
Heisenberg 76 heat pts76

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it's called acting you dumbass
 01-25-2013, 05:50 PMonline - #8
AC SLATER 38 heat pts38

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No one else could have done it better..
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Originally Posted by ballergenetics
No one else could have done it better..
Nicolas Cage would like to have a word with you.
 01-25-2013, 06:35 PMaway - #10
MeteorMan 30 heat pts30

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Lincoln was one of the best films I saw last year, and DDL was absolutely brilliant!
 01-25-2013, 06:48 PMonline - #11
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Originally Posted by TheChief
Nicolas Cage would like to have a word with you.
 01-25-2013, 08:23 PMonline - #12
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Originally Posted by TheChief
Nicolas Cage would like to have a word with you.
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Originally Posted by TheChief
Nicolas Cage would like to have a word with you.
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Originally Posted by TheChief
Nicolas Cage would like to have a word with you.
 01-25-2013, 10:37 PMaway - #15
LovinPavan 

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he's just being modest.
 01-25-2013, 11:47 PMaway - #16
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just like how a white man played the prince of Persia but like you guys say the better actor fits the role.. but DDL fit the role.

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 01-26-2013, 01:26 AMaway - #17
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Originally Posted by Aleandroid
you could say that about a lot of roles
 01-26-2013, 02:09 AMaway - #18
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I just watched the film... He was great in it. Daniel Day Lewis #1 when it comes to acting. He made this film great.
 01-26-2013, 07:06 AMaway - #19
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Humility is a beautiful trait.
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