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In Lincoln, as the Civil War neared its conclusion in early 1865, newly re-elected President Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis, in a truly remarkable performance) was determined to unite Congress in passing a Constitutional amendment to abolish slavery. Facing fierce pro-slavery opposition, Lincoln employed strategy, persuasion and political muscle to get a swift and decisive victory before the impeding Confederate surrender, so as not to risk losing the opportunity to end slavery. At the film’s press day, actor Daniel Day-Lewis and director Steven Spielberg talked about their portrait of a man considered America’s greatest leader, the greatest challenges in bringing this iconic figure to life, what they were surprised to learn about the man through their research, deciding which aspects of Lincoln’s life to include in the film, illustrating the life of the politician versus the life of the father, the incredible supporting cast, how Spielberg finally convinced Day-Lewis »

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