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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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16.

Big D    

Al Pacino
Robert De Niro
Jack Nicholson
Morgan Freeman
Tom Hanks
Russell Crowe
Michael Caine
Sean Penn

Just to name a few

633 days ago
17.

Pyegow    

DDL IS the greatest film actor of all time...(IMO) I can't even think of one actor that I can say is close to his league. If you haven't seen" there will be blood", you're missing out on some serious acting!

633 days ago
18.

Lynn    

Agree. Probably the best actor alive today IMO.

633 days ago
19.

Ana    

Totally agree!!He is very very talent!!!!!!This i sthe type of people that should be on TV at all times...not empty, trashy NOT TALENT likle the kartrashian and on and on and on!!

632 days ago
20.

Carl    

Right on top of this one TMZ! This has been well known for months about Lincoln. Actually, that DDL is like this has been well known for years and years.

632 days ago
21.

Cujeaux    

Thought the movie was kinda boring and hie sounded like Mr. burns from the Simpsons. We don't need to hear the stupid period accents that nobody can pull off. It's too distracting.

632 days ago
22.

louretta     

He's the best and my favorite actor

632 days ago
23.

CarlyZ    

I love when Curt Chaplin is not hosting TMZ LIVE. He is such a creepy guy. You should dump him. He's reeeaaalllly creepy!

632 days ago
24.

Wicked Witch    

Daniel Day Lewis is one of the best actors in that industry. So much talentless stars lately, it's awesome to see someone with talent make a movie that doesn't involve drunk p!ss heads getting drunk and killed.

632 days ago
25.

thestupid    

Linds will never get hired again

632 days ago
26.

Bob    

I think he got the job because of his Lincoln-esque ears, but let's all pretend it was because of his dedication to the art.

632 days ago
27.

Laura    

This is one movie I am looking forward to seeing. I'm fascinated by Abraham Lincoln.

632 days ago
28.

Fallopia Lopez    

Method acting is pretentious bullcrap. Yes, when I was a kid and would play house with my neighbor, if we were going to play house again the next day, I'd have to maintain my character that evening by insisting on carving the roast and being called, "Dad", otherwise I couldn't cope.

632 days ago
29.

jim     

This is not Daniel Day Lewis Duhhhh

632 days ago
30.

Genjerleigh    

He really did do an amazing job playing Lincoln

632 days ago
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