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After winning a record third Oscar for Best Actor at the 85th Academy Awards for his performance in Lincoln, English-Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis is being heralded by many as "our greatest living actor," with some even crowning him "the greatest actor of all time." In his acceptance speech, Day-Lewis humbly said that he didn't "know how any of this happened" to him, and that he "received more" than his "fair share of good fortune." Maybe so, but Day-Lewis is also an incredibly dedicated method actor who conducts vast amounts of research for every role he takes on and often lives his day-to-day life as the character he is portraying while a film is in production.
Day-Lewis' intense commitment to his craft has jeopardized his health on more than one occasion — he broke two ribs from remaining hunched over in a wheelchair all during the filming of My Left Foot and initially refused treatment for a case of pneumonia while filming Gangs of New York because it wasn't in keeping with the time period. This type of behavior sometimes earned the actor the enmity of his fellow cast and crew members, but the result is a body of work that is second-to-none. Lincoln was his latest achievement in acting, but was it Day-Lewis' best? Help us rank the movies of the most celebrated actor of our day.
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Posted 03.12.13 by BrentJS
The 85th Academy Awards are less than a week away, and with 84 Best Picture winners so far sometimes it becomes hard to keep track of all the must-see movies. Digital filmmaker Nelson Carvajal has made this easy with a beautiful four-minute supercut of all Best Picture Winners throughout the Oscar ages up to 2013. With so many Oscar-related spoofs and parodies in existence, this stunning mesh of clips is a refreshing change and definitely a good use of four minutes. Take a look. Watch The Video >> Posted 02.21.13 by reelz
A gracious and entertaining speech from Life Achievement Award winner Dick Van Dyke, a decidedly uncontroversial and joke-free acceptance speech from Jennifer Lawrence, and a surprised Downton Abbey cast were just some of the highlights of the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
It was a big night for Bryan Craston who took home two awards, one for his work on Breaking Bad and the other as part of the Argo ensemble. Lincoln also scored two statuettes, one for Tommy Lee Jones the other for Daniel Day-Lewis.
Actresses who do impressions of Sarah Palin had a very good night as well. Julianne Moore picked up an actor statuette for Game Change; it was her first win and tenth nomination. SNL's Palin, Tina Fey, also won, and she wasn't too proud to plug 30 Rock's upcoming finale.
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Weeknights after the movies See the complete list of winners >> Posted 01.28.13 by reelz
The Oscar nominations were revealed last week and Steven Spielberg's Lincoln lead the way with 12 nominations total. No doubt most of us are familiar with Spielberg's work, but, now that his name will be mentioned in the litany of Oscar speculation that will lead up to the ceremony, how much do you really know about his movies and career? We've got a quick and easy guide to help you speak like a Spielberg expert in just a few hours, with facts about his movies that you might not know and special attention given to Spielberg's illustrious Academy Award history. See Which Spielberg Classics Made our list >> Posted 01.14.13 by Ryan
Lincoln is already having a successful awards season and it’s only mid-December. The presidential biopic had a strong showing at the SAG nominations on Wednesday, and today the Spielberg-helmed Lincoln snagged seven Golden Globe nominations. Argo and Django Unchained each scored five nods apiece, with Django dominating the Supporting Actor field. Both Christopher Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio were nominated in the category for their work in the Tarantino western revenge flick, though the Hollywood Foreign Press Association shut out Django himself, Jamie Foxx, from the Best Actor category.
The full list of this year's Golden Globe nominees is below. Tune in to Hollywood Dailies for full coverage of the upcoming awards show, as well as the full red-carpet season. See the Complete List of Nominees >> Posted 12.13.12 by reelz
This morning the Screen Actor's Guild announced its nominations for outstanding performances in five movie and eight primetime television categories, and Maggie Smith was the most nominated actor with a total of four nods. The 77-year-old actress was nominated for her work playing the Dowager Countess in Downton Abbey as well as for her work in a supporting role in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and she was also nominated as a member of the ensembles of both projects. The most nominated movies were Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook, both of which garnered four noms each.
The full list of SAG nominees is below. Tune in to Hollywood Dailies for full coverage of the upcoming awards show, as well as the full red carpet season. See the Complete List of Nominees >> Posted 12.12.12 by reelz
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Finally, a trailer clothed in immense power.
As the November election draws near, there's one President everyone can agree on — Abraham Lincoln. A new trailer for Lincoln aired during last night's Presidential debate, offering a longer and more detailed look at director Steven Spielberg's biopic about the sixteenth President of the United States.
Based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's book, Team of Rivals, the movie concentrates "on the last four months of Abraham Lincoln's life," and the contentious war if wills between Lincoln (played by Daniel Day-Lewis) and his cabinet — many of whom ran against Lincoln for the 1860 Presidential nomination — as the President fought to end the Civil War in victory, preserve the Union and worked towards abolition. The first trailer for the movie concerned itself more with the majesty of Lincoln as President, filled as it was with John Williams' moving score. The extended TV spot juxtaposes Lincoln's speech with modern-day leaders and war-time imagery, and shows more of Lincoln struggling to convince that his view of America was the right one. four score trailers and more
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It's finally (almost) here! The trailer for director Steven Spielberg's upcoming biopic Lincoln won't be out until Thursday, but, as is becoming customary for trailer releases these days, the preview for the movie's first trailer has been released in advance.
Based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's book, Team of Rivals, Lincoln reportedly won't show much of Lincoln's early years and will instead focus "on the last four months of Abraham Lincoln's life," and Spielberg said last year that the movie has "no war scenes" and won't be tackling the Civil War. watch the preview trailer >> Posted 09.11.12 by Ryan
When so many child actors fall victim to their own celebrity, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is truly a success story. Landing his first roles in TV movies at the tender age of six, Gordon-Levitt became a household name thanks to the five-and-a-half seasons he spent playing Tommy Solomon on 3rd Rock from the Sun. It would took him several years to find the kind of roles that would allow him to prove that he has what it takes to be a leading man, but impressive turns in the neo-noir crime movie Brick and the bittersweet dramedy (500) Days of Summer paved the way for higher-profile roles in Christopher Nolan's mind-bending blockbuster, Inception and his follow-up, The Dark Knight Rises. This week, Gordon-Levitt will take to the streets as Wilee, a New York City bicycle messenger who receives a dangerous package in writer-director David Koepp's (Ghost Town) new thriller, Premium Rush. more about Premium Rush & gordon-levitt's future >> Posted 08.22.12 by BrentJS