Daniel Day-Lewis, Epic Method Actor Does Abe [Pic]

Submitted by: Kim... 5 years ago in Entertainment

When he preps for a role, he becomes that role. In this case, Abraham Lincoln. He"s even making people call him Abraham.
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Male 4,807

Pretty much the best actor of this generation.
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Female 1,441
Favorite DDL film. Go.

Mine is In The Name of The Father.
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Male 1,610
@simbha - I was watching an interview with Francis Ford Coppola. He was talking about trying to convince Brando to play Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now and Brando had some issue with the role/script. Later Brando admitted he lied about reading the script, read it the night before, and wanted to play the role. Coppola said Brando was pretty lazy like that and he suspected Brando worked that character trait into his roles. Coppola suspects that the way Brando is really slow about delivering his lines is due to the fact that he`s actually trying to remember what his lines are.

tl;dr - you are correct sir.

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Male 5,811
DDL is an amazing actor. Also quite the cobbler, too, I hear.
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Male 165
I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE!!!
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Male 14,331
Wow he looks pretty spot on.
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Male 416
Yeah, he`s a phenomenal actor - perhaps the best actor of present times.

To those saying that this isn`t method acting because he`s wearing blue jeans and eating at a cafe, I disagree. The notion of immersing yourself - physically - into the person`s world is a misconception of the Method. While I`m sure some actors do this, what distinguishes the Method from other training tools in acting is that the person immerses themselves *mentally* into the role.

According to this 2008 article in the Telegraph on Marlon Brando`s life, for example, "[t">he Method was something of a moveable feast, but its central tenet was simple: the actor`s job is not to become someone else but to become himself."
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Male 414
was epic role on There Will Be Blood. Misleading title of sorts, but incredible movie people must see.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Angilion, one of my favourite films of all time. I`ll take you up on that, and certainly seek out the "making of" film.[/quote]

It`s the second disc in the 2-disc collector`s edition DVD version of the film. I don`t know if it`s available in any other way, but that`s how I saw it.
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Male 32
@zeebeedee. That`s not a hot dog. It`s a fork.
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Male 12,138
Angilion, one of my favourite films of all time. I`ll take you up on that, and certainly seek out the "making of" film.
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Male 613
Hotdog?

Jeans?

Sneakers?

Fail
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Male 12
Already proven not to be Daniel Day Lewis.
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Male 2,841
Dude has come a long way.

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Male 525
Ooh, we need a good Civil War movie! Glory had a few historical inaccuracies that irked me, Gettysburg was good but extremely long and slow, and I heard Gods and Generals was terrible.

Hopefully whatever he`s making will be excellent. Like, Saving Private Ryan excellent.
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Male 12,365

If anyone gets the chance to watch the "making of" video for the film "Master and Commander", I recommend it. The director only agreed to do the film with what was essentially a blank cheque for both money and time, and it shows. The actor playing the lead role spent months learning to play the violin because the character he was playing did so in the books and it appeared in a scene or two in the film. All the actors learned to actually crew a c.1800 English naval ship - the scenes at sea are not faked. The ship isn`t either - they had two built to real plans from 1792. They even had the metalwork handmade by blacksmiths with hammers. The hundreds of feet of rope was unpicked and rewound the opposite way, to match how it was done at the time. At all times on set, not just during filming, all the actors observed rank correctly for the English navy 210 years ago.

It`s a superbly made film.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Epic method actor wears blue jeans,isn`t actually a method actor. He is a good actor. But don`t call him a method actor when he is eating modern food while wearing modern clothes.[/quote]

Agreed. He`s eating at a canteen and hadn`t removed his make-up. Hardly surprising, consider the time required to do professional level makeup.
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Male 439
he also moonlights as captain Ahab on the weekends
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Male 11,739
He`s good, and there`s a reason for it. I don`t blame him for doing that. It obviously works.
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Female 2,674
Not gonna lie, I`ve always found Abe sexy.

*Looks at picture again* Yep, I`d hit that.
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Male 177
He`s the only actor that can play any role and make me forget it`s Daniel Day Lewis playing it.
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Male 161
Epic method actor wears blue jeans,isn`t actually a method actor. He is a good actor. But don`t call him a method actor when he is eating modern food while wearing modern clothes.
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Male 1,610
Best damn actor in the world imo. I`d pay money to watch him read the back of a shampoo bottle.
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Male 6,737
I love Day_Lewis. Quality actor.

Looks quite convincing also.
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Female 539
Link: Daniel Day-Lewis, Epic Method Actor Does Abe [Pic] [Rate Link] - When he preps for a role, he becomes that role. In this case, Abraham Lincoln. He`s even making people call him Abraham.
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