PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Daniel Day-Lewis originally turned down the role of Abraham Lincoln, sending Steven Spielberg this letter: "Dear Steven. It was a real pleasure just to sit and talk with you. I listened very carefully to what you had to say about this compelling history, and I've since read the script and found ... ...
Private Harold Green:
Some of us was in the Second Kansas Colored. We fought the Rebs at Jenkins' Ferry last April just after they killed every Negro soldier they captured at Poison Springs. So at Jenkins' Ferry, we decided warn't takin' no Reb prisoners. And we didn't ...
In the movie it shows the old original capitol dome when in fact in 1865 the new dome was completed, the dome we have today. For in 1861 when the civil war broke out they were considering putting a hold on the finishing on the new dome that was already under construction . But President Lincoln Personial insisted that the dome be completed which in was by 1865.
No opening credits except for the main title.
$21,049,406 (USA) (16 November 2012)