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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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31.

Laurie    

I watched a special on OWN channel where Oprah interviewed Stephen Spielberg, Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Fields. It was requested by Mr. Spielberg that they ALL remain in the the period. He even wore a suit and tie, instead of his usual ball cap and jeans, so he would be closer to the time period also.

602 days ago
32.

Mikey    

Lincoln did not use the work "Fvck" as it was not used by anyone in the language of the time, but Spielberg has him saying it in the movie anyway. I wouldn't be surprised if Spielberg had him say "I'm a put a cap in your ass" in the movie.

602 days ago
33.

Mikey    

Didn't know Lincoln's voice sounded like he was breathing outta helium balloons.

602 days ago
34.

dri    

yeah right...id call him by his name, then call him an azzwipe!

602 days ago
35.

KSB24    

Agreed

602 days ago
36.

namers    

Daniel will win the Oscar for the third time. Good thing for Matthew McConehey his film isn't in consideration this year cause all that Method weight loss can never compare to the real deal.

602 days ago
37.

Mikey    

I drink your cherry tree - doesn't work.

602 days ago
38.

kelly    

Sounds interesting. I didn't want to see the movie,but reading this makes me want to see it, like Mz Reeses, on Netflix lol. I respect actors who are so committed to their trade.

602 days ago
39.

Phil    

What a douche

602 days ago
40.

ckciii    

Read a great article in the NY Times recently about Jared Harris -- the dude who hung himself in Mad Men. (He plays Gen. Grant in 'Lincoln.') Apparently, DDL is a huge Mad Men fan and would corner Harris frequently after each day on the Lincoln set to discuss the latest MM episode. Harris said it was odd and disconcerting to have lengthy discussions about a TV show with Abe Lincoln.

602 days ago
41.

Rob    

Obama make everyone call him Your Majesty.

602 days ago
42.

rudynjudyjudy    

the role is played out dollman WTF can`t break for a craft worksx jelly sandwich and a long P at the honey wagon?.It`s like the over hived BIG SHIp movio sinkin and skinking at dah box.

602 days ago
43.

Pat    

You cannot compare one actor with another! Marlon Branco was good, Kevin Spacey...Edward Norton...James Dean, Heath Ledger..there are and were and were so many incredible actors... DLL is one of the best! I think this is a truth for everyone!

602 days ago
44.

rudynjudyjudy    

METH did what?

602 days ago
45.

rudynjudyjudy    

patty cake patty cakes master bakers MAN they all sucked blue jeans dean

602 days ago
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