Why so serious? Because that’s what he does – better than anyone else.
The new and first picture of Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln is exciting for so many reasons; the man is arguably the finest actor of his generation and his legendary methods and approaches to his roles make him equally charismatic and mysterious; so a Day-Lewis movie is an event in itself, lest we forget he is to play one of the most iconic of American statesman.
Lincoln is not released in the UK until January 2013, just in time for a certain annual awards ceremony. Could the man responsible for so many remarkable performances in modern cinema be up for his third Oscar? Very likely!