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Every few years, he delivers a fully imagined performance that dominates the movie screen, awes the audience and often ends with an Oscar

Every few years, Daniel Day-Lewis delivers himself of a fully imagined performance that dominates the movie screen, awes the audience and often ends with an Oscar. He did it as the writer Christy Brown in My Left Foot in 1989, and then as the oilman Daniel Plainview in 2007's There Will Be Blood. In between, there were Oscar nominations for In the Name of the Father and for Gangs of New York. Day-Lewis now stands on the threshold of doing it all again as the most iconic of all Us presidents in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, which opened in the Us last week to a torrent of plaudits and comes here in January. Day-Lewis's Lincoln pads his way through the movie with an uncanny physical and vocal presence, »

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