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Academy Award-winning English actor Daniel Day-Lewis is known for going to extreme lengths to prepare for a role. He has starred in several films, including Sunday, Bloody Sunday; My Beautiful Laundrette; My Left Foot; and Lincoln.
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On taking the acting path less traveled, Day-Lewis once said, "I couldn't do this work at all unless I did it in my own rhythm. It became a choice between stopping and taking the time I needed."
which was based on the book by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The cast also included Sally Field as his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as his son Robert. His convincing portayal of Lincoln earned him an Academy Award for best actor in February 2013.
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