Lincoln (2012)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 38 mins

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This masterfully crafted historical drama revolves around the trials and triumphs in the life of Abraham Lincoln, and focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
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Did you know? Steven Spielberg spent twelve years on research for the film. He recreated Abraham Lincoln's Executive Mansion office precisely, with the same wallpaper and books Lincoln used. Read More
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as Abraham Lincoln
as Mary Todd Lincoln
as Samuel Beckwith
as Mr. Jolly
as Edwin Stanton
as Elizabeth Blair Lee
as Navy Yard - Shouting Soldier
as House of Representatives
as General Robert E. Lee
as John Usher
as Second White Soldier
as James Ashley
as Corporal Ira Clark
as William Seward
as William Hutton
as Elizabeth Keckley
as Gideon Welles
as Judge John A. Campbell
as Tad Lincoln
as Preston Blair
as Alexander Stephens
as W.N. Bilbo
as Ulysses S. Grant
as John Nicolay
as Robert Latham
as Robert Lincoln
as Elizabeth Blair Lee
as Fernando Wood
as First White Soldier
as Chilton A. Elliot
as George Yeaman
as George Pendleton
as James Speed
as Jacob Graylor
as Lydia Smith
as Petersburg Siege Lines - Confederate Officer
as William Slade
as Richard Schell
as Thaddeus Stevens
as Clay Hawkins
as Senator Bluff Wade


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Steven Spielberg spent twelve years on research for the film. He recreated Abraham Lincoln's Executive Mansion office precisely, with the same wallpaper and books Lincoln used.

The ticking of Lincoln's watch in the film is the sound of Lincoln's actual pocket watch. Lincoln's watch is housed in the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort, Kentucky (not the Lincoln Presidential Library.) It is the watch he carried the day of his assassination.

Liam Neeson was to play the lead role, but later dropped out. Steven Spielberg then returned to his original choice for the titular role of Abraham Lincoln: Daniel Day-Lewis. Day-Lewis declined because he didn't know if he could play such an iconic role. It was Leonardo DiCaprio who convinced him to take the role after Spielberg told him that Day-Lewis declined.

On his experience playing Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Day-Lewis said, "I never, ever felt that depth of love for another human being that I never met. And that's, I think, probably the effect that Lincoln has on most people that take the time to discover him... I wish he had stayed (with me) forever."