Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Notes (1)

  • The film won 2 Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role - Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Production Design.

Trivia (2)

  • Steven Spielberg told a preview audience in Manhattan that screenwriter Tony Kushner spent about six years working on the movie. Originally it was conceived of as a bio film exploring Lincoln's entire life story, but eventually was whittled down to the events surrounding the passage of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery in the U.S. detailed in┬áDoris Kearns Goodwin 's book "Team of Rivals".

  • By winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for the film, Daniel Day-Lewis became the first actor or actress to win an acting Oscar of any kind for a movie directed by Steven Spielberg.