Daniel Day-Lewis is going to win an unprecedented third Best Actor Oscar for Lincoln
The reviews today have just been overwhelming. 93% at FreshTomatoes, and even the few critics who don't like the film have been unanimous in their praise for his performance.
He is the male Meryl Streep.
He's totally committed to his characters, inhabits them, but can really over act at times. A great actor regardless.
I didn't really like the movie, but he's wonderful. Sally Field, on the other hand - what a ham.
[quote] He is the male Meryl Streep.
No, dear, he's the male Faye Dunaway.
The teasers look amazing, especially the one that samples "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
I saw it several times on MSNBC during election night coverage, which seemed very apropos the evening.
Streep is the female Rula Lenska. Day-Lewis is the male Shelley Fabres.
Sally Field is more than 20 years older than Mary Todd Lincoln at the time the movie takes place.
Hasn't Jack Nicholson won three Oscars?
One of Nicholson's Oscars was for a supporting role.
Meryl ain't all that. They are basically gifted at mimicry. That's all. It's like a party trick.
No, John Hawkes is going to win this year.
Daniel Day Lewis is the male Ruth Buzzi. Streep is the female Arte Lange.
Daniel Day-Lewis spoofs Clint Eastwood chair routine - video
Day-Lewis pretended to speak to the empty chair next to him as Eastwood did at the Republican National Convention in August.
"I have to say that I'm so extremely grateful and glad that - taking time out of his very busy schedule - the recently re-elected President of this country has made it here," he said, gesturing to the chair.
"I know as an Englishman it's absolutely none of my business, but I'm just so very grateful it was you!"
Isn't Bond out the week before. That Tom Hanks movie had awesome reviews and it bombed.
[quote]He is the male Meryl Streep.
"Dreamworks Studios announced today that Meryl Streep will play Daniel Day Lewis playing Christy Brown in a musical remake of My Left Foot."
The general consensus among viewers is that his voice is unnerving to listen to and should cost him the Oscar. Just ask mush-mouth in Brokeback Mountain how that worked out come Oscar time.
I read a review that said the something similar in the review content... the voice was an odd choice.
I love Daniel. He's just captivating on so many levels. In interviews, he pings to me, but it might just be wishful lusting.
I think he's amazing. The voice just works. There are contemporaneous descriptions of Lincoln's voice that described it as high and tinny and thus well-suited for speaking in large public rooms. Everyone could hear him clearly.
It really is an amazing performance. I'm not aware of any general consensus about his performance except that is extraordinarily good.
Is it in 3-D?
[quote]...Sally Field, on the other hand - what a ham.
In other words, a typical Sally Field performance.
[quote]he pings for me.
R20, he's 55, been married since '96 and has three kids. While anything's possible, you might want to reboot your gaydar.
Like your post is a trick to get attention, r9.
r14: Lange gives the same spaced out performance in every single role she evers plays. And all her characters are damaged people. She is fun to watch, but a very limited actress.
Streep... is most assuredly in a league above her.
Anyway, I'm pleased so many people here are pointing out that Sally Field is a ham.
She should have stayed on television, where she belongs.
Sally has a breakdown at the 45 minute mark, the 1:45 minute mark and the 2:25 mark.
He's great in Lincoln, but, please, no.
But, it's inevitable. He's DDL, and "Lincoln" is (a) actually very good, and (b)classic Oscar bait - the type of important picture that the Academy LOVES to award.
Don't count me out!
"The general consensus among viewers is that his voice is unnerving to listen to and should cost him the Oscar."
He pinged for me back in the Eighties in "My Beautiful Launderette" but he was just a good actor and pulled off "bi" very well.
He's looking better than ever and aging nicely. After watching that video, I like him even more.
Would someone finally PLEASE SHIT IN MY MOUTH THEN STUFF IT WITH OLD USED MAXI PADS!
But is he cut?
And to think meryl will be handing him his oscar!
I have never fully accepted Sally Field's two oscar wins. I just cannot believe she could ever be better than anyone else on the list of nominees. I'm a denier.
R34 She was a revelation and brilliant in norma rae. Havent seen places in the heart (her second win) in years. I remember at the time thinking she was better in norma rae and couldnt get passed her bleached hair in it. But ill have to watch it again soon.
Give Daniel Day-Lewis all of the Oscars. The whore.
Enough with the Sally Field hate. She proved with Sybill and Norma Rae she could act. Trivializing her accomplishments is bullshit. I'm looking forward to seeing Lincoln.
Don't forget Steel Magnolias and Soapdish, r37. Besides, she's terrific in Lincoln and I really hope she gets nominated (which she will).
He's my favorite actor but, unfortunately, he's gay only in my dreams.
I agree with R2 - Sobby Fields hammed it up. I am so sick of seeing her crying in everything. Get this woman a Kleenex; not an Oscar.
Daniel Day Lewis' performance was a big zzzzzzzz
Interesting that Sally plays his wife. Because Daniel had a TORRID affair with Julia Roberts, and Julia played Sally daughter in Steel Magnolias!
Julia desperately wanted to do Shakespeare in Love with Daniel. But he refused, saying he wouldn't sacrifice his acting for her.
Whatever that means.
Its always amazed me that Sally Fields WON 2 Oscars and Farrah Fawcett won ZERO Emmys. I guess Sally gives better head.
I see Anne Hathaway is trolling DL this evening.
Sally Field was unbearably hammy in Steel Magnolias. But you all know that.
No actor from this film will win.
It's weird. I think he's a good actor, but I've never actually enjoyed watching any of the characters he's played.
[quote]Sally Field was unbearably hammy in Steel Magnolias. But you all know that.
And yet people still enjoy Sally's performance--it's hokey, but it has emotional punch.
When was the last time someone enjoyed "Out of Africa?"
Age means absolutely nothing if you can pull off an acting job and Sally Field was a superb Mary Todd Lincoln!
Also, I think Denzel is in the same category as DDL. His movie flight was excellent too. It's just that he does more action flicks.
You DL queens and your "he pings to me, she pings to me" nonsense. When will you stop being such icky 1970s homos? The world has moved on. You should, too.
[quote]You DL queens and your "he pings to me, she pings to me" nonsense. When will you stop being such icky 1970s homos? The world has moved on
This "pinging" business sounds borderline retarded. I always assume that anyone who uses it also collects "Precious Moments" figurines.
And do we say "retarded" anymore? Do we?
Where do you all live, for god's sake? Phoenix? In 1972?
The pc phrasing is "mentally challenged".
Daniel Day Lewis is like Hillary Skank. He wins an Actor award and then he goes away for years only to come back for a role to win an award again.
Except that unlike Hilary Swank, he actually has talent.
[quote]He is the male Meryl Streep.
May I remind you that Meryl Streep has only won 2 Lead Oscars? One of her 3 Oscars was Supporting.
To date I remain the only woman to win more than 2 Lead Actress Oscars - a total of 4, in fact.
[quote]Age means absolutely nothing if you can pull off an acting job and Sally Field was a superb Mary Todd Lincoln!
No one that matters even mentions Sally in the film. To the public she doesn't exist. She won't even be nominated.
You all are so stupid.
Sally Field will win.
A third Lead Performance win for DDL would not be "unprecedented," duh, because Hepburn won her third in 1967, and her 4th in 1968. "Unprecedented" means there was no preceding instance. But there was.
R58, people are talking about it being unprecedented for a MALE. Hepburn was FEMALE.
[quote]Hepburn won her third in 1967, and her 4th in 1968
Actually, Hepburn won her 2nd in 1967, her 3rd in 1968, and her 4th in 1981.
(First was in 1933)
[quote]Because Daniel had a TORRID affair with Julia Roberts
Are you sure you're not confusing him with Jason Patric, who indeed had a torrid affair with Roberts. In fact, I think she left Kiefer Sutherland at the altar for Patric. I've never heard of Roberts and DDL dating.
[quote]No one that matters even mentions Sally in the film. To the public she doesn't exist. She won't even be nominated.
That's a stupid thing to say. She's been nominated for all the preliminary awards (i.e. Critics Choice, SAG, Golden Globe) and has won several critics awards. She and Hathaway are locks for nominations, but I think that Hathaway has the edge at this point.
How did we get to the point where Anne Hathaway is an Oscar contender?
R60, yes, mea culpa, my math was temporarily fucked up. I kiss you.
PS DDL & Sally Field are totally going to win. And maybe Jennifer Lawrence. And very possibly DeNiro. I predict either Affleck or Russell for Director. Not that they deserve it!
Sally Field may be 20 years older than Mary Todd Lincoln was in 1865, but in those days people looked 20 years older than they were due to the poor quality of moisturizing products and that only a ho could wear make up.
I enjoyed Lincoln very much, although perturbed to see Field in the role of Todd, she did a decent job, even resembled photos I've seen. She's not my favorite actress though, too baby faced and recognizable. She was good in Sybil.
Not fond of ham
Most people of the younger generation have no idea who Sally Field is. She is not Meryl Streep. She may be only a few years older, but she does not have the fame or stature of Streep.
R66, duh and? Your point is?
There's a modern day flag in the movie. The film stinks but DDL is very good. Very sloppy, Steven.
DDL is good, yes, but if like me you are slightly allergic to DDL, it doesn't matter how good he is.
This has been a pretty weak year for films, just like the last several years, so I wouldn't be surprised if both DDL and Sally Field win.
R61 Julia and DDL fling was one of the reasons She and Jason Patric broke up.
They had a knock down, drag out fight in front of Jasmine Guy's house with Jason screaming at Julia "You fucked him (DDL)" To which Julia replied "I can fuck anyone I want!"
Actually it went like this, r71
Julia - I fucked him.
Jason - So did I.
Julia - You two bastards!
Jason - Two? Two? Shouldn't that be THREE?
R72, I don't understand your joke. You are trying to be clever and witty, correct? I don't get it.
Poor thing, have you never seen the movie of Cabaret?