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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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61.

Christian_    

A little strange but if it makes for a good film then why the hell not

601 days ago
62.

geneo    

I don;t think hes one of the best .there;s a lot of talent out there..

601 days ago
63.

billy cema    

There are a lot of talented actors working. Some specialize in impersonations. Daniel Day-Lewis does more than impersonate; he brings personality to his characters. Lots of gut emotion like in "My Left Foot"; powerful evil just by his smoldering inner fire in "There Will Be Blood"
He's played so many different types.. He's really in a class by himself!

601 days ago
64.

Daverain    

He's a method actor....strike that he's an AMAAAAAAAAAAZING method actor...meaning he's IN character while he's making the movie...they should call him honey boo boo kitty **** or whatever he wants if it gets a great performace :-)

601 days ago
65.

Canefighter    

It is all a part of becoming the person to play the part properly. This is a common thing among serious actors.

600 days ago
66.

Observer    

To each their own.
Yet Anthony Hopkins thinks this is Moronic.

Simply say, I've worked around much and personally... If you can't turn it off and on between 'action' & 'cut'.... your Weak.
Yet again, to each their own.

P.S.
DDL has given great performances, yet there are better by all means. He's rarely challenged (roles) so far less to compare by.

600 days ago
67.

Kitty    

Love and admire DDL, but this staying in character is crap in my opinion.

600 days ago
68.

BarbaraAnn    

He is a fabulous Lincoln in this movie! Is this Mr. President stuff so he can stay in character? If so, he did the part proud! He is a great actor!!

600 days ago
69.

D Parker Palmer    

Extraordinary actor with immense capability. If the method works ... fine by me!!

600 days ago
70.

Carmine    

What an incredible movie, completely realistic, and what an incredible cast.

DDL ..outstanding portrayal of President Lincoln...for sure an Oscar..

This one is Ocsar Material....

600 days ago
71.

Veronica327    

He must be impossible to live with.

600 days ago
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