1 Updates
Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Lincoln was no saint

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Lincoln was no saint

Nov 16 2012, 4:03am CST | by

Joseph Gordon-Levitt appreciates the fact Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' doesn't portray the US President as a ''saint''.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is glad 'Lincoln' doesn't portray the former US President as a ''saint''. The 'Inception' star plays Abraham Lincoln's son Robert in Steven Spielberg's upcoming biopic and is...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

1 year ago

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Lincoln was no saint

Nov 16 2012, 4:03am CST | by

Joseph Gordon-Levitt appreciates the fact Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' doesn't portray the US President as a ''saint''.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is glad 'Lincoln' doesn't portray the former US President as a ''saint''.
The 'Inception' star plays Abraham Lincoln's son Robert in Steven Spielberg's upcoming biopic and is pleased the character of Lincoln, played by Daniel Day Lewis, has his ''personal flaws'' shared with the audience.
He explained: ''I like that this movie doesn't turn Lincoln into a saint. What he accomplished in abolishing slavery was a truly great thing; but this movie also shows the compromises he had to make, the things that he had to do that were questionable in order to accomplish that goal.
''History is made by human beings and I like that this story portrays Lincoln as a human being with personal flaws and hypocrisies as well as real strengths and virtues.''
Joseph, 31, thought Steven was the ''perfect'' person to take on the job since he is so passionate and praised the director's choice of focus for the film, which recounts the iconic President's final months in office rather than following him from birth to death.
He added to FlicksandBits.com: ''I think it's an incredibly profound and compelling image of this moment in history. Steven Spielberg has a unique way of diving into the American zeitgeist and reflecting it in cinematic form.
''And obviously, the story of Abraham Lincoln is a prominent story in American culture. I think he's the perfect guy to do it and he was clearly enjoying it, he was so in his element. It was fun to see a director having so much fun, it doesn't always happen that way.''

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Cameron Diaz: I barely worked out for scenes
Cameron Diaz: I barely worked out for scenes
Cameron Diaz ''barely worked out'' before stripping off in scenes for 'The Other Woman'. The 41-year-old actress, who is seen running down a beach in a bikini with Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton, 21, in the new...
 
 
Ken Loach and Mike Leigh go head-to-head at Cannes 2014
Ken Loach and Mike Leigh go head-to-head at Cannes 2014
Ken Loach and Mike Leigh will go head-to-head at the Cannes Film Festival. The British film directors, who have both won the top Palme d'Or prize in the past, will go up against 18 other movies in the In Competition...
 
 
Where Anime Characters and Documentary Filmmaking Meet
When one thinks of anime characters, a documentary style video does not readily come to mind. Yet that is exactly what the in-development documentary series “Winds of Change” is introducing.
 
 
Channing Tatum for X-Men?
Channing Tatum for X-Men?
Channing Tatum would ''die'' for a role in 'X-Men'. The '21 Jump Street' star has admitted he's been meeting with producers of the sci-fi films and has been discussing the possibility of taking on the role of Gambit,...
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

How To Repeat Your Initial Success: Coming Up With An Encore
Some 30 years ago, I began work on my first  book: Sweat Equity which profiled America’s best entrepreneurs. Even though the book is long out of print (so this is as far from a plug as possible), I thought it would be...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Onsite Generation: Can Utilities Rethink Their Business Proposition?
Can utilities adapt to emerging innovations that allow customers to “bypass” their services? Or, will power companies become the modern-day dinosaur? The trend is toward more independent customers who are able to...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Sungale’s Smart TV Box is Bringing the Fight to the Internet Streaming TV Market
Chino, CA, April 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Sungale, the consumer electronics brand, has been in the Internet TV Box arena for a number of years now, and it is ready to fight for its place at the top. There are a number of...
Read more on Business Balla
 
TraceGains Looks at Future of Foods at Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association Event in May
Westminster, CO, April 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- TraceGains will attend the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) 105th Annual Convention May 4-7, 2014 at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort in Marco...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Seegrid Featured in US Roadmap for Material Handling and Logistics
Pittsburgh, PA, April 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Raymond Corporation has been committed to making quality lift trucks and telematics solutions for fleet optimization. Steve Medwin Director of Systems and Advanced...
Read more on Business Balla
 
System Insights VIMANA Delivers Predictive Analytic Solutions Reports M2MNow
Berkeley, CA, April 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- System Insights is featured in the current issue of M2MNow. William Sobel, CEO of System Insights and architect of the MTConnect standard remarked, &#8220;Even without the...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Game of Trust: Shopyourworld.com’s Take on Customer Loyalty Programs
Mumbai, India, April 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Shopyourworld.com, one of India&#8217;s novel e-commerce portals dealing with cross-border trade, analyses the many ways the retail industry tries to hold the customer&#8217;...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Game of Trust: Shopyourworld.com’s Take on Customer Loyalty Programs
Mumbai, India, April 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Shopyourworld.com, one of India&#8217;s novel e-commerce portals dealing with cross-border trade, analyses the many ways the retail industry tries to hold the customer&#8217;...
Read more on Ad Balla
 
Beyonce and Paul McCartney work out together
Beyonce and Sir Paul McCartney have been working out together. The two global superstars were spotted together at the Four Seasons hotel in Los Angeles, and the pair have had a number of sessions together "joking like...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
How Box Office Prices For Bruins Playoff Tickets Are Killing The Secondary Ticket Market
The Bruins have a long history of success with six Stanley Cups championships, most recently in 2010-11.  Heading into the 2014 NHL Playoffs, the Boston Bruins are favored by Las Vegas to win their seventh.  While that’...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla