Although the last quarter of this year is positively stacked with fantastic films, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln should be on your short list. The period piece is less a cut-and-dry biopic of America’s 16th President, played perfectly as always by Daniel Day-Lewis, and more of an examination of the burdens placed on Lincoln to keep a nation from falling apart while abolishing slavery and attempting to hold his personal life together. While the film is excellent overall (you can read my review here), a highlight of Lincoln is the excellent supporting cast. A previous selection of clips focused mainly on the President, but this new batch shows off snippets of the performances by Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader and David Strathairn to name a few. Hit the jump to check them out.
Lincoln, also starring Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lee Pace and Hal Holbrook, opens November 16th.
Check out the Lincoln clips below and enjoy that old-timey dialogue:
Here’s the official synopsis for Lincoln:
Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.