5. At first, Day-Lewis didn't want to play the part of Abraham Lincoln. "It seemed a preposterous idea to me, so I fled," Day-Lewis admitted during Yahoo! Movies exclusive Q&A with him and Spielberg. But Spielberg didn't get to where he is today by taking no for an answer. After Day-Lewis and Spielberg's initial meeting, the actor voiced his concerns, which Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner addressed. "I essentially ran out of excuses," Day-Lewis continued. "I really have to feel in some sense that there's no choice ... in this case, in that moment I felt I have no choice but to try and understand this thing." You can see from the "Lincoln" theatrical trailer above that Day-Lewis made the right choice.
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