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Though there's still no word on whether it'll ever actually happen, we've been assuming all this time that Steven Spielberg will eventually get around to making that Abraham Lincoln biopic he's been talking about for years. Unfortunately, though, his leading man has apparently dropped off the gig, leaving Spielberg currently Lincoln-less.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Liam Neeson says he was attached to it for awhile, but now he considers himself "past his sell-by date", alluding to the fact that he may be too old for the role. And for those wondering, no, Neeson isn't too old for the role since he's 58 and Lincoln was 55 when he was killed. Heck, if they've got guys in their thirties playing high school students, I don't see why Neeson can't play Lincoln with only a few years between them.
This, of course, leads us to our question of the day: Who do you think should play Abraham Lincoln? The former president was such an iconic figure -- with his tall, lanky frame and giant top hot – that there aren't many actors who not only look the part, but can own the role as well. The first guy who comes to mind is Daniel Day-Lewis, since he can pretty much play anyone and does a fantastic job with each role. Other actors might include Live Shreiber, Adrien Brody (if they want to skew a bit younger) or maybe even Viggo Mortensen.
What do you think? Give us some actors who would make for a great (and memorable) Abraham Lincoln?
Erik has been one of the Web's leading movie commentators since 2005, having worked as an editor and writer for outlets like Fandango, Movies.com, AOL Moviefone, Cinematical, Flavorwire, SXSW Magazine, Entertainment Today and more. His favorite movie is 'Back to the Future,' and his favorite activity is playing Spider-Man with his two young children. You can follow Erik's adventures on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, @erikdavis.
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