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Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 10:03 a.m. PST

Which actor in a film or television production is your favorite portrayal of Abraham Lincoln? Feel free to name another actor/movie if you liked it more than any of these.


Tom Amandes (Saving Lincoln, 2012)
Billy Campbell (Killing Lincoln , 2013)
Henry Fonda (Young Mr. Lincoln, 1939)
Lance Henrikson (The Day Lincoln Was Shot, 1998)
Walter Huston (Abraham Lincoln, 1930)
Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln, 2012)
Raymond Massey (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, 1940)
Jason Robards (The Perfect Tribute TV movie, 1991)
Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer, 2012)
Sam Waterson (Lincoln TV mini-series, 1998)

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 10:16 a.m. PST

Toss up between Daniel Day-Lewis and Raymond Massey for me.

Dynaman878913 Jun 2017 10:24 a.m. PST

The animatronic in Disney World. Next up is Daniel Day Lewis.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 10:30 a.m. PST

Vampire Slayer for me. I think it was the most historically accurate portrayal of the man I have ever seen. :)

Dan

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 10:43 a.m. PST

Fritz Klein…

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 10:49 a.m. PST

Lee Bergere in Star Trek TOS episode 'The Savage Curtain'

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Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 10:59 a.m. PST

Daniel Day-Lewis.

Antenocitis CSR Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 11:04 a.m. PST

Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer, 2012)

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 11:44 a.m. PST

I would also choose Daniel Day-Lewis.

Jim

mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 11:59 a.m. PST

Daniel Day-Lewis.

cavcrazy13 Jun 2017 12:12 p.m. PST

Me, in third grade.

Cement Head13 Jun 2017 12:39 p.m. PST

Hal Holbrook on stage

Wolverine13 Jun 2017 2:19 p.m. PST

Gregory Peck and James A. Getty

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 2:26 p.m. PST

Sven Olson, he played Lincoln for several years with out anybody guessing he was really a Swedish man who had taken Lincolns place right after after he was first elected because Lincoln won the Spanish national lottery and moved to the Cannery Island living in luxury.

Or you know the guy that in Lincoln vampire hunter.

awalesII13 Jun 2017 3:05 p.m. PST

Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln, 2012)

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 4:33 p.m. PST

Raymond Massey

Norman D Landings Inactive Member13 Jun 2017 4:49 p.m. PST

Dick Valentine….

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rmaker13 Jun 2017 7:55 p.m. PST

I agree with nnascati – Lewis and Massey.

Norrins14 Jun 2017 2:37 a.m. PST

Not this guy then?

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Party on!!!

Dynaman878914 Jun 2017 5:38 a.m. PST

Hard to say, he was given such a shoddy script to work from. (I'm a fan of Bill and Ted mind you)

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

Raymond Massey although Lewis' work is always top-rate.

Trajanus14 Jun 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

Just went and refreshed my memory on You Tube, regarding Mr Massey.

No contest. Day-Lewis acts the legs off him. Voice characterisation, mannerisms, the believable way he slips into folksy tales the whole package.

Never met Lincoln myself, even though the guys at the club treat me as if I'm old enough but Day Lewis is an obsessive. You can see the hours of research in every scene.

This is the guy who carried a Kentucky Rifle around for weeks before his part in Last of the Mohicans just so he would look comfortable with the weight.

That said, Massey was also famous for his research before playing Lincoln, so credit where its due.

Maybe he was just out obsessed? :o)

KSmyth15 Jun 2017 7:20 p.m. PST

Daniel Day Lewis, no contest. Though I did like Sam Waterson's vocal characterizations in The Civil War, but I'm a Waterson person

John Miller17 Jun 2017 4:50 p.m. PST

Raymond Massey.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2017 1:14 a.m. PST

gilbert gottfried actually did a very good and historical Lincoln too.

Larry Gettysburg Soldiers Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Jul 2017 7:45 p.m. PST

I second what Murphy said… Fritz Klein performs the absolutely best Lincoln impression.
Well-known among the reenacting community, he makes a living depicting Lincoln, including motivational speeches for corporate and civic groups. He has spent years working on the physical appearance, historical accuracy and mannerisms.
https://www.lincolninstitute.com

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