CelebrateGreece.com's Cynthia Daddona interviews the movie LINCOLN's Daniel Day-Lewis ("Lincoln"), Sally Field ("Mary Todd-Lincoln") and Chairman and CEO of FOX Filmed Entertainment Jim Gianopulos at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Santa Barbara, California.
The event was to award Daniel Day-Lewis the "Montecito Award" at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Walking the red carpet were Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Jim Gianopulos, Michael Mann, Steven Spielberg and many others.
The movie "Lincoln" showcases Daniel Day-Lewis at his best portraying the 16th President of the United States while Sally Field plays his complicated wife. An atmospheric achievement by Steven Spielberg, director of blockbuster movie franchises (Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and Back to the Future), the viewer is immersed in Civil War era Washington, DC and the Lincoln White House. Day-Lewis seems to incarnate Abraham Lincoln and you feel you are actually watching President Lincoln. We spoke to him about his preparation for such a movie and if he felt this could be a watershed movie for educating new generations of Americans about one of the most beloved Presidents.