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Review: 'Lincoln' A Leader, Not A Celebrity

11:23 AM 11/9/2012 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Apparently, no one’s ever won an Oscar for playing a president. I suspect that’s why director Steven Spielberg cast Daniel Day Lewis. (Better odds.) His eerily smooth performance as the 16th president is a consistent mix of gawky authority and patrician ease. He instructs his Whitehouse staff with parables and anecdotes; the elders don’t all appreciate it but the younger staff clings to his stories like good students, listening intently for cues.

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