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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.

by Anonymousreply 7412/23/2012

He's totally committed to his characters, inhabits them, but can really over act at times. A great actor regardless.

by Anonymousreply 111/08/2012

I didn't really like the movie, but he's wonderful. Sally Field, on the other hand - what a ham.

by Anonymousreply 211/08/2012

[quote] He is the male Meryl Streep.

No, dear, he's the male Faye Dunaway.

by Anonymousreply 311/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 411/08/2012

Streep is the female Rula Lenska. Day-Lewis is the male Shelley Fabres.

by Anonymousreply 511/08/2012

Sally Field is more than 20 years older than Mary Todd Lincoln at the time the movie takes place.

by Anonymousreply 611/08/2012

Hasn't Jack Nicholson won three Oscars?

by Anonymousreply 711/08/2012

One of Nicholson's Oscars was for a supporting role.

by Anonymousreply 811/08/2012

Meryl ain't all that. They are basically gifted at mimicry. That's all. It's like a party trick.

by Anonymousreply 911/08/2012

No, John Hawkes is going to win this year.

by Anonymousreply 1011/08/2012

Daniel Day Lewis is the male Ruth Buzzi. Streep is the female Arte Lange.

by Anonymousreply 1111/08/2012

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!"

by Anonymousreply 1211/08/2012

It looks awful in the previews. Schamltzy. Contrived. Cheesey.

by Anonymousreply 1311/08/2012

[quote]He's totally committed to his characters, inhabits them, but can really over act at times

He IS the male Meryl Streep!

by Anonymousreply 1411/08/2012

[quote]He IS the male Meryl Streep!

Tony Kushner presents ... The Daniel vs. Meryl mash-up.

by Anonymousreply 1511/10/2012

Isn't Bond out the week before. That Tom Hanks movie had awesome reviews and it bombed.

by Anonymousreply 1611/10/2012

[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."

by Anonymousreply 1711/10/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1811/10/2012

I read a review that said the something similar in the review content... the voice was an odd choice.

by Anonymousreply 1911/10/2012

I love Daniel. He's just captivating on so many levels. In interviews, he pings to me, but it might just be wishful lusting.

by Anonymousreply 2011/10/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2111/10/2012

Is it in 3-D?

by Anonymousreply 2211/10/2012

[quote]...Sally Field, on the other hand - what a ham.

In other words, a typical Sally Field performance.

by Anonymousreply 2311/10/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2411/10/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2511/10/2012

Sally has a breakdown at the 45 minute mark, the 1:45 minute mark and the 2:25 mark.

by Anonymousreply 2611/10/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2711/10/2012

Don't count me out!

by Anonymousreply 2811/10/2012

"The general consensus among viewers is that his voice is unnerving to listen to and should cost him the Oscar."


Link please.

by Anonymousreply 2911/10/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3011/10/2012



by Anonymousreply 3111/10/2012

But is he cut?

by Anonymousreply 3211/10/2012

And to think meryl will be handing him his oscar!

by Anonymousreply 3311/10/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3411/10/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3511/10/2012

Give Daniel Day-Lewis all of the Oscars. The whore.

by Anonymousreply 3611/10/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3711/10/2012

Don't forget Steel Magnolias and Soapdish, r37. Besides, she's terrific in Lincoln and I really hope she gets nominated (which she will).

by Anonymousreply 3811/10/2012

He's my favorite actor but, unfortunately, he's gay only in my dreams.

by Anonymousreply 3911/10/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4012/22/2012

Daniel Day Lewis' performance was a big zzzzzzzz

by Anonymousreply 4112/22/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4212/22/2012

Its always amazed me that Sally Fields WON 2 Oscars and Farrah Fawcett won ZERO Emmys. I guess Sally gives better head.

by Anonymousreply 4312/22/2012

I see Anne Hathaway is trolling DL this evening.

by Anonymousreply 4412/22/2012

Sally Field was unbearably hammy in Steel Magnolias. But you all know that.

That's all.

by Anonymousreply 4512/22/2012

No actor from this film will win.

by Anonymousreply 4612/22/2012

It's weird. I think he's a good actor, but I've never actually enjoyed watching any of the characters he's played.

by Anonymousreply 4712/22/2012

[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?"

by Anonymousreply 4812/22/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4912/22/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5012/22/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 5112/22/2012

And do we say "retarded" anymore? Do we?

Where do you all live, for god's sake? Phoenix? In 1972?

by Anonymousreply 5212/22/2012

The pc phrasing is "mentally challenged".

by Anonymousreply 5312/22/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5412/22/2012

Except that unlike Hilary Swank, he actually has talent.

by Anonymousreply 5512/22/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 5612/22/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 5712/22/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5812/22/2012

R58, people are talking about it being unprecedented for a MALE. Hepburn was FEMALE.

by Anonymousreply 5912/22/2012

[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)

by Anonymousreply 6012/22/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 6112/22/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 6212/22/2012

How did we get to the point where Anne Hathaway is an Oscar contender?

by Anonymousreply 6312/22/2012

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!

by Anonymousreply 6412/22/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 6512/22/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 6612/22/2012

R66, duh and? Your point is?

by Anonymousreply 6712/23/2012

There's a modern day flag in the movie. The film stinks but DDL is very good. Very sloppy, Steven.

by Anonymousreply 6812/23/2012

DDL is good, yes, but if like me you are slightly allergic to DDL, it doesn't matter how good he is.

by Anonymousreply 6912/23/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 7012/23/2012

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!"

by Anonymousreply 7112/23/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 7212/23/2012

R72, I don't understand your joke. You are trying to be clever and witty, correct? I don't get it.

by Anonymousreply 7312/23/2012

Poor thing, have you never seen the movie of Cabaret?

by Anonymousreply 7412/23/2012
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