Daniel Day-Lewis fell in ''love'' with US President Abraham Lincoln in a way he never thought he could after a year of preparing for the role in Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'.
The 55-year-old actor plays the pioneering historical figure - who abolished slavery and lead America through the Civil War - and after a whole year of preparing for the role, Daniel ended up falling for his alter-ego in a way he never would have imagined.
He explained: ''[I prepared for] about a year. I read a lot. The problem was that so much has been written about him that I could be reading for the rest of my life. So I chose very carefully.
Continue reading: Daniel Day-Lewis Grew To 'love' Lincoln
Bill Murray has been praised for his portrayal of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in director Roger Michell's 'Hyde Park on Hudson', with many critics believing he is the only reason to watch the film.
Bill Murray has been praised for portrayal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The veteran actor plays the late American president in director Roger Michell's 'Hyde Park on Hudson', which explores his relationship with his distant cousin Margaret 'Daisy' Suckley (Laura Linney) and - as mentioned in the film's title - his visit to London's Hyde Park in June 1939 after receiving an invitation from England's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
After missing out on several Oscars in the past for roles such as middle-aged actor Bob Harris in 'Lost in Translation' and weatherman Phil Connors in 'Groundhog Day' it is hoped that the 62-year-old actor will finally be awarded for 'Hyde Park on Hudson'.
Continue reading: Bill Murray Carries The Critically Panned Hyde Park On Hudson
Jason Clarke is set to star in 'The Green Blade Rises', in which he will play former US President Abraham Lincoln's father.
Jason Clarke is set to star in 'The Green Blade Rises'.
The 'Lawless' actor - who plays the onscreen brother of Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf in the gangster movie - is in negotiations to take the male lead role of Tom Lincoln, the father of former US President Abraham Lincoln, in the Terrence Malick-produced movie.
Jason will star opposite Diane Kruger - who is to portray Sarah Lincoln, Tom's wife and Abraham's stepmother - in the drama film, Deadline reports.
Continue reading: Jason Clarke To Play Lincoln's Father In The Green Blade Rises
Michael Jackson's secret $900 million art collection is at the centre of a legal battle, after it was sold off for a tenth of its value.
Michael Jackson's lawyers are battling to save his $900 million secret art collection.
The late 'Thriller' star's "rare intact major collection" has just been discovered, but rather than securing the financial future of his three children - Prince, 13, Paris, 12, and Blanket, eight - lawyers for the star are battling to reverse its $87.7 million sale to an undisclosed international businessman.
Appraiser Eric Finzi told Star magazine the 182-piece collection, which has never publicly been seen, has "an invaluable pedigree for future sales in the international art market".
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Tommy Lee Jones has signed up to star as one half of an unhappy couple on a marriage retreat in comedy 'Great Hope Springs'.
Steve Carell is also set to star in the comedy as marriage therapist Dr. Field, who works at a retreat where the couple have gone in the hope of saving their life together.
Continue reading: Tommy Lee Jones Joins Great Hope Springs
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to play the role of Robert Todd in Steven Spielberg's forthcoming Abraham Lincoln biopic.
Continue reading: Joseph Gordon-levitt For Lincoln Role
Friday's (19Nov10) casting announcement comes nine years after Spielberg first revealed he was making a film about the assassinated former U.S. leader.
The movie mogul originally tapped Liam Neeson for the role.
In a statement confirming the casting, Spielberg revealed he has never worked with Oscar winner Day-Lewis.
Continue reading: Day-lewis To Play Abraham Lincoln In Spielberg Epic
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