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'Lincoln' Star

On Daniel Day-Lewis

'You Could Only Address Him as Mr. President'

12/6/2012 9:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Daniel Day-Lewis NEVER broke character during the 3 months he filmed "Lincoln" ... and took the role so seriously, he had everyone on set address him as "Mr. President" ... this according to one of the stars of the movie.

DDL is one of the most famous method actors on the planet -- and Lukas Haas (who played one of the soldiers in the flick) tells us, Lewis was VERY intense on the set.

Haas said, "You could only address him as Mr. President. Even Spielberg [had to]."

Haas added, Daniel's "one of the best actors out there. By far. I'm not sure who you could put above him."

Agree? Disagree? Discuss.

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1.

Kelly     

Sean Penn does this also. Whatever works I guess.

499 days ago
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MzReeses    

Don't know him but interested in seeing the movie... on Netflix.

499 days ago
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Tammy    

I agree with Lukas. I've NEVER seen Daniel in a movie where he wasn't incredible. The last of the Mohicans is on my top ten favorite list and it's because of him.

499 days ago
4.

HAHAHA    

This is what "worth the money" looks like. Jack Black, Reese Witherspoon, Katherine heigl, and many more... not worth the money. See there you go. Simple equations on how to sell a movie.

499 days ago
5.

Kiko    

"Why don’t you just act?" - Sir Laurence Olivier

499 days ago
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Jay W.     

The same was said of Lewis with the Bill "The Butcher" character in Gangs of New York. I agree with Haas, "Daniel is one of the best actors out there."

499 days ago
7.

Mark    

Daniel Day Lewis Has played one of the best bad guys ever in Bill The Butcher. "Gangs Of NY"

499 days ago
8.

mark    

he most certainly is one of the best actors out there! "in the name of the father"? - triumphant role! same with "my left foot" for which he won "best actor"; in "gangs of new york" he created one of the most memorable villains in the history of cinema! and again, in "there will be blood" DDL creates another ICREDIBLY EVIL AND COMPLEX villain. he's not "one of the greatest (actors) out there...he IS the greatest! (at least of all the actors out there today.)

499 days ago
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atxgirl    

actors are f*cking retards

499 days ago
10.

stu    

Agree, Dan is the male Meryl Streep = Both r THE BEST.

499 days ago
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klickster    

Sounds like Lewis is a complete douche

499 days ago
12.

Mabel Leaf    

The kid from Witness is right. Daniel Day Lewis is in a class all his own. He's really something.

499 days ago
13.

PhilipMarkum    

Funny, he doesn't look like Obama, not in the least. Anyway, this is called 'Method Acting' and is practiced by Nicholas Cage, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Maggie Gyllenhall, Ben Foster, Colin Firth,

499 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Linds should take notes, DDL went to acting school.

499 days ago
15.

Squatting Thunder    

For his next role I hope he plays an aging rocker named Douche Nozzle.

499 days ago
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