Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln
Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Robert Lincoln, the 21 year old son of President Abraham Lincoln
Sally Field stars as First Lady, Mary Todd Lincoln
James Spader as lobbyist W. N. Bilbo
Walk in the footsteps of the cast and crew of Steven Spielberg's masterpiece, Lincoln, filmed over 53 days in Virginia. Visit the filiming sites and places visited by cast and crew.
"I think Lincoln couldn't have been happier at the idea that a movie about him has been so warmly embraced by the city of Richmond. It's also perfect physically - it's really got that look of old America in it. The Capitol is able to give that certain feeling of intimacy that a congressional debate can have." - Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln"
"There was something very profound about filming the passing of the 13th Amendment in the state capital of Richmond, Virginia. It was overwhelming in the best way possible." - Gloria Reuben, actress portraying Elizabeth Keckley
"It really made sense to make the movie here. There are battlefields, there's the State House, which from certain angles is amazingly reminsicent of the White House, there are mansions in Petersburg still very much the way they were then ..." - Rick Carter, production designer
"History is alive in Richmond in a way you don't find it in the rest of the country. It's also a very resonant city, because Richmond represented the aristocratic version of America in the middle of the 1800s. It was at the heart of the culture clash that erupted into the Civil War. And, in a way, it's a place that has been defined by Lincoln more than any other. Springfield, Illinois, is where Lincoln was born, but Richmond is where he changed the nation and made it whole." - Rick Carter, production designer
Journalist Mark Harris interviewed Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis in October 2012. It was the first in-depth interview the two conducted regarding the filming of LINCOLN. These are but a few take-aways.
See the interview in its entirety.
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