"I drink your milkshake!"
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
Which of this year's actors are worthy of the industry's highest honor?
If the screenplay is the backbone of a movie and the director its eyes, the actors and actresses who bring the characters to life on screen are its heart and soul. A bad script in the hands of wonderful actors can still make for a pretty decent movie, but give a wonderful script to bad actors and you're gonna get a bad movie every time. This year, there were a considerable number of exceptionally well written movies starring talented actors and actresses released by both independent studios and the majors so there are almost too many eligible candidates to consider for Academy Award nominations. We already asked you to tell us which actresses deserve consideration come Oscar time — so far, you've chosen Jennifer Lawrence for her leading role in Silver Linings Playbook and Anne Hathaway for her supporting role in Les Miserables — now tell us which actors are worthy of the movie industry's highest honors, whether Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor.
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Posted 12.15.12 by BrentJS
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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Spielberg Takes on History.
As promised, the first full-length trailer for Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg's new historical biopic, Lincoln, was released online last night. Based on Pullitzer Prize-winning biographer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and adapted for the screen by Tony Kushner (Munich), Lincoln focuses on the last days of President Abraham Lincoln's (Daniel Day-Lewis) life, chronicling the many clashes he had with his cabinet members over the abolition of slavery and the Civil War. Historical accuracy, gorgeous sets, an incredible cast and Spielberg at the helm, this one has "Oscar" written all over it.more oscar-buzz trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT WATCH THE TRAILER >> Posted 09.14.12 by BrentJS
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
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
Abraham Lincoln is a popular figure in movies these days with not one, but three upcoming movies dramatizing the life of the former 16th President of the United States. The first of the three is director Robert Redford's The Conspirator, which is set at the end of Lincoln's life and the trial of those that conspired in the President's assassination, and opens tomorrow, April 15.
2012 will see two movies about Lincoln: first is director Timur Bekmambetov's adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter which blends historical facts with the President's vendetta to rid the world of vampires, and then, later that year, director Steven Spielberg's biopic Lincoln, which is based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's best-selling book, Team of Rivals, which explored the political battles between Lincoln and his cabinet. While both Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Lincoln are in different stages of production, the two movies have made significant casting announcements this week. who's playing what? >> Posted 04.14.11 by Ryan
Dreamworks has announced that Steven Spielberg will finally direct the long-awaited biopic Lincoln, based on Doris Kearns' best-selling book, Team of Rivals. The project will be Spielberg's follow-up to The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and War Horse, both of which open in December of 2011.
Liam Neeson has been attached to the role of the 16th President of the United States since 2005, telling ComingSoon in 2007 that he was "already a year into research" for the role. In July of this year, however, Neeson told DigitalSpy he had left the project.
Lincoln will drink your milkshake >> Posted 11.20.10 by Ryan
I'm not actually playing Lincoln now. I was attached to it for a while, but it's now I'm past my sell-by date.