Oh, Time Magazine. Will this proclamation become an annual affair, or is this a one-time deal? Because I’ve got something to say about this, either way.
Self-congratulations season Awards season hasn’t even started yet–in fact, I thought it just ended, and already Daniel Day-Lewis has been given every single award? Now listen, DD-L is a fine actor. Yes, indeed. But I never seek his films out, like I do for say, Christian Bale. (And I’m not referring to any of the Batman movies.) There is something about DD-L that makes me forget he’s even around. Maybe that’s it: I find Daniel Day-Lewis dull. Slightly (?) pretentious and definitely holier-than-thou in interviews.
Remember when he went off to become a gotdamn COBBLER in Florence after winning an Academy Awards? (My LeftFoot is smaller than my right–maybe he could make me a decent fitting shoe.)
My point is, just because a dude is tall, thin and ALREADY LOOKS LIKE LINCOLN, does not ‘World’s Greatest Actor’ make. Why wasn’t Helen Mirren given this accolade after her astounding representation of Queen Elizabeth II in TheQueen? I love the story she told of how she learned walk like The Queen by studying her CORGI’S little trot.
And might I mention Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE didn’t already resemble the mighty woman she portrayed. As we well know, she won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2006. Where was her TIME Magazine cover?
Who do you think is ‘The World’s Greatest Actor‘? I say there are many…not just one dude.
When the Lincoln trailer finally debuted, it caused a slight stir of confusion, as the voice Day-Lewis uses for the character seems a bit higher than we may have expected. “When we finally match the voice to the face, it almost seems a little bizarre to not only associate Lincoln with that higher voice, but to hear it come from Daniel “I Drink Your Milkshake” Day-Lewis,” remarked MTV News.
Day-Lewis was ultimately exonerated for his Lincoln voice, as famed Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer told Smithsonian Magazine that Lincoln’s voice was likely higher that we assume. “Lincoln’s voice, as far as period descriptions go, was a little shriller, a little higher,” Holzer said.
In case you hadn’t heard, ‘Lincoln‘ is an upcoming movie that is going to win every award next year. The trailer premiered on Google+ (which still exists), at 7 p.m. on Thursday to much fanfare.
Daniel Day-Lewis makes an uncanny turn as Mr. Lincoln, and while most of us don’t know what the 16th president sounded like, it’s interesting to hear the voice that Day-Lewis uses for his interpretation of Abraham. The movie also stars Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, Joseph Gordon-Levitt who is in everything these days as their eldest son Robert Todd Lincoln, Tommy Lee Jones and David Strathairn.
I wouldn’t expect any vampire hunting when the film hits theaters November 16.