Name: Daniel Day Lewis

Age: 55

Character: Abraham Lincoln

Film: Lincoln

Synopsis: 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.

Previous Golden Globe Wins: Daniel Day Lewis has one Golden Globe for There Will Be Blood

Previous Golden Globe Nominations: And he has been nominated for My Left Foot, In The Name of the father, The Boxer, Gangs of New York and Nine.

Award/Nominations for role: Daniel Day Lewis has been named Best Actor by Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards amongst others.

He has also been nominated at the Evening Standard British Film Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Satellite Awards.

Critics: The phenomenal Daniel Day-Lewis plays Lincoln with immersive, indelible power in Spielberg's brilliant, brawling epic. - Rolling Stone

- There is directorial mastery here, and, even for those like me for whom the power of Lincoln is a percolating realization, one thing is certain: The performance by Daniel Day-Lewis is astonishing. - Cinema Writer

- [Day-Lewis] brings humanity and warmth to a man too often made static by history. - Austin American Statesman

Check out the other nominees in this category:

Denzel Washington

Joaquin Phoenix

Richard Gere

John Hawkes

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw


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