For Daniel Day Lewis, a director yelling "cut" is no reason to break character. The method actor is known for staying in character throughout filming. Based on the new photo of Lewis portraying the 16th president in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, it looks like he is once again fully committing to his role. The Oscar-winning actor's uncanny resemblance to Lincoln proves he's still one of the most dedicated actors around. Watch as ReelzChannel looks back on Lewis' career and the extreme lengths he will go for the role.
Lincoln, co-starring Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, and James Spader, opens Nov. 16. Posted 08.12.12 by Chris
Earlier this month, Daniel Day-Lewis was photographed enjoying lunch in a Richmond, Virginia, restaurant looking very much like Abraham Lincoln and sporting very Lincoln-esque facial hair. But for those thinking they had the first look spoiler of Day-Lewis as Lincoln from director Steven Spielberg's biopic Lincoln, think again. "That's not actually his Lincoln beard," producer Kathleen Kennedy recently told The Playlist. "That's just what he looks like right now. He wasn't in hair, makeup, wardrobe, or anything when that picture was taken. He had just gone out that evening, he was just having dinner, and someone snapped a photo of him. But doesn't he look like Lincoln in blue jeans? I had friends who called me going, 'Oh my God, oh my God, it looks like Lincoln!' It's pretty remarkable when you look at that photo, and you say, 'Oh my God, he really embodies Lincoln,' because he does."
A more thorough depiction of Day-Lewis as Lincoln was revealed in a set photo released by The Richmond-Times Dispatch which shows Day-Lewis in full costume as Lincoln while walking with Spielberg between takes. What was captured in the image may capture a rare look at Day-Lewis' "immersive" acting approach. "He's very immersive in his technique, in what he does," Kennedy said of Day-Lewis. "He speaks primarily to Steven, but he's a very serious actor and he takes very seriously the job of acting and what he does. We've all had a great interaction with him. He's been fantastic." more from kennedy and spielberg about Lincoln >> Posted 12.15.11 by Ryan
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
On Wednesday Kris Humphries moved to annul his 72-day marriage to Kim Kardashian, claiming fraud, with sources close to Humphries saying Kris believes he was KK's reality show pawn, using the marriage to fuel TV ratings for her show. The source told TMZ, "Once they were finished taping, she just didn't need a groom anymore."
Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian has made Barbara Walters' list of "Most Fascinating People of 2011." KK is currently also at the top of the "Most Annoying Celebrities of 2011" list. Other "Most Fascinating" people include Simon Cowell, Derek Jeter, Donald Trump, Katy Perry, and Modern Family stars Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (In case you're wondering about those last two, both Barbara Walters' special and Modern Family air on ABC.)
It's rumored Demi Moore has already moved on from Ashton Kutcher and is dating Hollywood mogul Scott-Vincent Borba. For his part, Kutcher spent Thanksgiving in his native Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was swarmed by girls at local watering holes Bo James and the Sports Column.
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler broke things off with Kristin Cavallari and then broke his thumb, but their engagement is now back on, with Cavallari tweeting that "This time, it's official," and was photographed in West Hollywood wearing her 5.2 carat diamond engagement ring.
Nicolas Cage's Action Comics No. 1 — which was stolen from the actor's house and found in a storage locker earlier this year — has sold at auction for $2,161,000. The famed comic contains the first appearance of Superman.
Daniel Day-Lewis, who's starring as Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's biopic, stays completely in character as he lunches between takes in Richmond, Virginia. Posted 12.01.11 by reelz
Already set to appear in Judd Apatow's This is Forty, the upcoming spin-off of the director's 2008 hit Knocked Up, Variety reports that Lithgow has been cast in the comedy Dog Fight, which stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as two rival politicians running for a congressional seat in a small North Carolina district election. What role Lithgow will play exactly is unknown.
John Lithgow is known for a variety of movie roles over his long career; though two of his most memorable have been on the small screen: his Emmy Award–winning role as the quirky alien Dick Solomon in the sitcom Third Rock From the Sun and, more recently, his Emmy and Golden Globe–winning turn as the creepy Trinity Killer in the fourth season of Dexter. His last movie role, that of James Franco's sympathetic father in the Planet of the Apes prequel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes was somewhere in the middle of those two extremes, but his latest projects imply that Lithgow is looking for more comedic roles than duplicitous serial killers.
Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses), Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story) and Katherine LaNasa (Valentine's Day) will co-star in Dog Fight, which will be directed by Jay Roach (Austin Powers, Dinner For Schmucks) from a script by Chris Henchy (The Other Guys) and Shawn Harwell (Eastbound and Down). Ferrell, Galifianakis and Adam McKay (Anchorman) will produce. jared harris boards Lincoln >> Posted 11.30.11 by Ryan
Some moviemakers long to capitalize on the political happenings of the day — director Michael Moore's career thrives on it, while George Clooney's drama The Ides of March (set along the campaign trail of a presidential nomination race) opens, perhaps coincidentally, just days before a scheduled debate between the Republican primary candidates.
Not everyone is looking to gain notoriety from the world of politics. Director Steven Spielberg is hoping to avoid any political ramifications with his upcoming historical drama Lincoln. "The movie will be purposely coming out AFTER next year's election," Spielberg told The Orlando Sentinel. "I didn't want it to become political fodder." more on Lincoln and Jackie Earle Haley's Role >> Posted 09.21.11 by Ryan
In January, Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed that he was planning to return to acting after finishing his last term as California's governor. When Schwarzenegger later separated from his wife, Maria Shriver, after the discovery that he had secretly fathered a love child 10 years ago, he put his acting return on hold, much to the disappointment of director Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer), who was in pre-production on the drama Cry Macho, which was to be Schwarzenegger's first role new acting role. Months after the scandal, Schwarzenegger is ready to test his popularity in a new movie, but not in Cry Macho.
Deadline reports that Schwarzenegger is set to star in Last Stand with director Ji-woon Kim (The Good, the Bad, the Weird). Last Stand puts Schwarzenegger into a Western in a story that's perfect for him, according to what a Lionsgate executive told the website. Banks gets pregnant, Lincoln gets an Ally in congress >> Posted 07.12.11 by Ryan
Ben Affleck is becoming as comfortable behind the camera as he is in front of it. Having decided only to direct 2007's Gone Baby Gone, Affleck signed himself up for acting duties as well on last year's highly lauded, and commercially successful The Town.
With the political thriller Argo, it seemed like Affleck was just in director mode again, first casting Alan Arkin and, later, John Goodman. Now Variety reports Affleck has cast himself in the lead role of CIA exfiltration expert Tony Mendez, the man behind the plan to pose as a fake Hollywood movie in order to rescue six American hostages trapped in the Canadian embassy in Iran. As they say in Hollywood, it's all about who you know.
Chris Terrio (Heights) wrote the screenplay, based on the 2007 Wired article "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran". Arkin plays a Hollywood producer named Lester Siegel, while Goodman plays makeup artist John Chambers, who won an Academy Award for his work on the Planet of the Apes series. Kidman romances The Paperboy, Strathairn has Lincoln's back >> Posted 06.28.11 by Ryan
Steven Spielberg's look at the life of the 16th president will have more than a handful of recognizable faces when it opens next year.
Among the actors who've signed on for Lincoln are Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook (Water for Elephants), James Spader (Stargate), John Hawkes (Winter's Bone), Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk), Bruce McGill (Law Abiding Citizen), and Joseph Cross (Milk).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jones will portray Thaddeus Stevens, a Pennsylvania congressman who supports abolishing slavery and is crucial in the government's funding of the Civil War. Gordon-Levitt will play Lincoln's oldest son, Robert Todd, the only one of the president's four children to live past his teenage years. The other roles were not specified. Lincoln a hot subject for Hollywood lately >> Posted 05.06.11 by Chris