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Spielberg and Day-Lewis to Talk 'Lincoln' during Live Q&A Session at AMC Theaters October 10

Following special screenings of "Lincoln" on October 10 in AMC Theaters in nine American cities, Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis will participate in an interactive Q&A session via satellite where audience members can text questions to the discussion's moderator.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 1, 2012 4:22 PM
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Oscar Talk: 'Life of Pi,' Best Actor Race

Oscar chances for Ang Lee's 3-D New York Film Festival opener "Life of Pi" was the main Oscar Talk discussion this week for Kris Tapley and me. We also dissected the Best Actor race, where it is now and who could enter the contenders list. Here's my "Life of Pi" review, a report from the press conference and a link to another streaming Lee Q & A.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 28, 2012 4:00 PM
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New Poster for 'Lincoln' Features More of Day-Lewis' Uncanny Profile

We've already opined that Daniel Day-Lewis is the embodiment of Honest Abe in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," and this new one-sheet poster for the film only reinforces that.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 22, 2012 12:26 PM
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Daniel Day-Lewis is the Embodiment of 'Lincoln'; Spielberg Talks Character with EW

Who else but Daniel Day-Lewis could embody Abraham Lincoln so well? Day-Lewis is known for his startling characterizations and method process, from "My Left Foot" and "The Last of the Mohicans" to "Gangs of New York" and "There Will Be Blood," and we should expect no less from his portrayal of President Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's biopic. But, the director clarifies, “Daniel never went into a fugue state" for "Lincoln"; he was always aware of his contemporary surroundings, but was referred to as Mr. President on set. With very little to go by, Day-Lewis's track record (four Oscar noms, two wins) makes it safe to assume his performance will be central in the Awards race.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 7, 2012 1:30 PM
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